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The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy was an award given annually to the top player in men's Division I NCAA basketball until 2015. The recipient of the award was selected by an independent panel consisting of national sportswriters, coaches, and sports administrators. The trophy was presented each year at the site of the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.[1][2][3][4]

Adolph F. Rupp Trophy
Given forthe nation's top NCAA Division I men's basketball player
CountryUnited States
Presented byCommonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky
First award1972
Final award2015

The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy was administered by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky, a non-profit organization with a primary mission of honoring the legacy of University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp. Three winners of the award have been freshmen: Kevin Durant of Texas in 2007, John Wall of Kentucky in 2010 and Anthony Davis of Kentucky in 2012.


Bill Walton, one of only two 3-time winners (1972–74)
Shaquille O'Neal, 1991 winner
J. J. Redick, 2005 and 2006 winner
Frank Kaminsky was the last winner of the award, earning it in 2015.
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Adolph Rupp Trophy at that point
Season Player School Position Class
1971–72 Bill Walton UCLA C Sophomore
1972–73 Bill Walton (2) UCLA C Junior
1973–74 Bill Walton (3) UCLA C Senior
1974–75 David Thompson NC State SG / SF Senior
1975–76 Scott May Indiana F Senior
1976–77 Marques Johnson UCLA G / F Senior
1977–78 Butch Lee Marquette PG Senior
1978–79 Larry Bird Indiana State SF Senior
1979–80 Mark Aguirre DePaul SF Sophomore
1980–81 Ralph Sampson Virginia C Sophomore
1981–82 Ralph Sampson (2) Virginia C Junior
1982–83 Ralph Sampson (3) Virginia C Senior
1983–84 Michael Jordan North Carolina SG Junior
1984–85 Patrick Ewing Georgetown C Senior
1985–86 Walter Berry St. John's PF Senior
1986–87 David Robinson Navy C Senior
1987–88 Hersey Hawkins Bradley SG Senior
1988–89 Sean Elliott Arizona SF Senior
1989–90 Lionel Simmons La Salle SF Senior
1990–91 Shaquille O'Neal LSU C Sophomore
1991–92 Christian Laettner Duke F Senior
1992–93 Calbert Cheaney Indiana SF Senior
1993–94 Glenn Robinson Purdue SF / PF Sophomore
1994–95 Joe Smith Maryland C Sophomore
1995–96 Marcus Camby UMass C Junior
1996–97 Tim Duncan Wake Forest C Senior
1997–98 Antawn Jamison North Carolina SF Junior
1998–99 Elton Brand Duke C Sophomore
1999–00 Kenyon Martin Cincinnati PF Senior
2000–01 Shane Battier Duke SF / SG Senior
2001–02 Jason Williams Duke PG Junior
2002–03 David West Xavier PF Senior
2003–04 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph's PG Senior
2004–05 J. J. Redick Duke SG Junior
2005–06 J. J. Redick (2) Duke SG Senior
2006–07 Kevin Durant Texas SF Freshman
2007–08 Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina PF Junior
2008–09 Blake Griffin Oklahoma PF Sophomore
2009–10 John Wall Kentucky PG Freshman
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette BYU PG Senior
2011–12 Anthony Davis Kentucky C Freshman
2012–13 Victor Oladipo Indiana SG Junior
2013–14 Doug McDermott Creighton SF Senior
2014–15 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin PF Senior


  1. ^ "Adolph F. Rupp Trophy". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Halstead High School | Rupp 2013". Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "Durant honored with prestigious Rupp Trophy". Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Calipari, Wall Earn Historical Adolph Rupp Awards". Archived from the original on 16 March 2014. Retrieved 16 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Rupp Trophy Winners". Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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