LSU sophomore guard Tremont Waters has been named a finalist for the prestigious Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award.

Waters is 1 of 5 finalists, along with Josh Perkins (Gonzaga), Markus Howard (Marquette), Cassius Winston (Michigan State) and Ja Morant (Murray State).

The honor is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic and Holy Cross point guard Bob Cousy.

It is awarded to the best point guard in college basketball each year.

“This season, basketball fans have been treated to a number of high-level point guards in the collegiate game,” John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame said in a statement. “Our five distinguished finalists exhibit many of the playmaking and leadership qualities that allowed Bob Cousy to have such extraordinary success at all levels of the game.”

Waters, a native of New Haven Connecticut, has paced the 10th ranked Tigers this season with 5.3 points per game, 2.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.0 steals per game.