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UNLV senior on watch list for award given to nation’s top point guard

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UNLV guard Anthony Marshall takes a three-point shot during their game against UNI on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at the Thomas & Mack. UNLV won 73-59 to push their record to 10-1.

UNLV senior Anthony Marshall is on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Award, which is given annually to the nation’s top point guard, it was announced Thursday.

Marshall is one of three Las Vegas high-school products and one of four Mountain West guards on the 86-player list. The other two locals are Kansas' Elijah Johnson (Cheyenne) and Baylor’s Pierre Jackson (Desert Pines).

UNR’s Deonte Burton and New Mexico’s Kendall Williams and Hugh Greenwood also received the distinction.

In his first season as the Rebels’ starting point guard, Marshall is putting up some of the best numbers of his career, including 56 percent shooting behind the three-point line and a 1.9 assist-to-turnover ratio. The Mojave grad is averaging 10.6 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while still playing solid defense.

Marshall gets by far the most minutes at point guard for UNLV, followed by freshmen Katin Reinhardt and Daquan Cook. The Cousy Award winner last year was North Carolina’s Kendall Marshall, and other recent recipients include UConn’s Kemba Walker and Maryland’s Greivas Vazquez.

The Rebels (10-1) next take the court at 7 p.m. Saturday at home against Canisus. They then have a little holiday break before playing at North Carolina on Dec. 29.

Taylor Bern can be reached at 948-7844 or [email protected]. Follow Taylor on Twitter at twitter.com/taylorbern.

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  1. Well deserved for Marshall. He's been very good at the point this season despite not being the position he plays regularly but has done a stellar job so far. Keep up the great work!