SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Jameer Nelson won another postseason
award Tuesday when the Saint Joseph's guard was honored as the
game's best college player under 6 feet by the Basketball Hall of
The 5-foot-11 Nelson is the first consensus Division I player of
the year to receive the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, named for
the daughter-in-law of basketball inventor James Naismith.
Nelson already was the player of the year by The Associated
Press, CBS, The Sporting News, ESPN.com and the United States
Basketball Writers. He also received the John Wooden Award, the
Naismith Award, and was the first recipient of the Bob Cousy Award
as the country's top college point guard.
Nelson averaged 20.6 points, 5.3 assists and 2.9 steals for the
Hawks (30-2) this season. For his career, he had 2,094 points to
become the school's top scorer. He also led in assists (713) and