With the Arizona State Sun Devils loading up to make a NCAA tournament run this upcoming season. Sophomore star point guard Jahii Carson is already in contention for an award.
On Tuesday, Carson was named to the Bob Cousy Award watch list, which is given to the nation’s best point guard each year. Carson deserves to be on this list with other great point guards such as UConn’s Shabazz Napier, Oregon’s Dominic Artis, Cal’s Justin Cobbs, and many more.
Last season, Carson averaged 18.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 5.1 assists per game. Carson’s best game scoring out of conference was against Creighton in which the Sun Devils lost but he scored 30 points on 9 of 17 shooting and dished out 7 assists.
His best game scoring in conference was against Stanford and the Sun Devils won. Carson would go on to score 34 points on 14 of 22 shooting. His worst shooting performance came against Colorado in which he only scored five points.
Overall, Carson had more high scoring games than low scoring. He was truly a spark plug for this Sun Devils team. Luckily, he gets some help this year at the shooting guard position.
The Sun Devils got shooting guard Jermaine Marshall, the transfer from Penn State. Marshall will bring his Big Ten toughness over to the west coast and it should give Carson some breathing room and time to make plays.
If Carson plays at a high level like he did last season, then the Arizona State Sun Devils will be in the NCAA tournament.