Jalen Pickett has been named to an elite list of top point guards in America this season.

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has named Pickett a top 10 candidate for the 2023 Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the top point guard in Division I men’s college basketball. Penn State fans can support Pickett in the remaining rounds by participating in Fan Voting starting Friday, February 10 on hoophallawards.com. The Fan Vote will count as one committee vote during the finalist selection process.

Pickett is the only player in the country averaging at least 17 points (17.3) per game, seven rebounds per game (7.8) and seven assists (7.0) per game. Only one men’s college basketball player in the last 30 years (since 1992-93 season) has finished the season averaging 17/7/7. Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine finished the 2015-16 season averaging 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game en route to first team All-America honors and Big Ten Player of the Year accolades.

This award is named after Class of 1971 Hall of Famer and the former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross guard Bob Cousy. It’s an annual honor, now in its 20th year.

The other players named to the top 10 were Antoine Davis of Detroit Mercy, Markquis Nowell of Kansas State, Yuri Collins of St. Louis, Tyler Kolek of Marquette, Mike Miles Jr. of TCU, Kendric Davis of Memphis, Tyger Campbell of UCLA, Max Abmas of Oral Roberts and Souley Boum of Xavier.