Freshman point guard Trey Burke was named one of 20 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Award, a distinction given out to college basketball's top point guard. Only two other players from the Big Ten made the cut -- Ohio State sophomore Aaron Craft and Wisconsin senior Jordan Taylor.
The list will be narrowed to 10 in February, with the winner being announced April 2.
This is coming on the heels of the freshman's impressive week of Big Ten play where he was named the co-Big Ten Player of the Week and the Big Ten's Freshman of the Week. He is averaging 14 points and five assists per game. In conference play he's averaging 20 points, five assists and four rebounds per game.