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Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year

The Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year award was established in 1961 to recognize the best men's college basketball player of the year, as voted upon by the Associated Press (AP).

Associated Press Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding NCAA men's basketball players in all levels of competition
CountryUnited States
History
First award1961
Most recentJalen Brunson, Villanova
WebsiteWebsite

Contents

KeyEdit

Co-Players of the Year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded at that point
Season Player School Position Class
1960–61 Jerry Lucas Ohio State Forward / Center Junior
1961–62 Jerry Lucas (2) Ohio State Forward / Center Senior
1962–63 Art Heyman Duke Guard / Forward Senior
1963–64 Gary Bradds Ohio State Forward Senior
1964–65 Bill Bradley Princeton Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1965–66 Cazzie Russell Michigan Shooting guard Senior
1966–67 Lew Alcindor[a] UCLA Center Sophomore
1967–68 Elvin Hayes Houston Forward / Center Senior
1968–69 Lew Alcindor[a] (2) UCLA Center Senior
1969–70 Pete Maravich LSU Guard Senior
1970–71 Austin Carr Notre Dame Guard Senior
1971–72 Bill Walton UCLA Center Sophomore
1972–73 Bill Walton (2) UCLA Center Junior
1973–74 David Thompson NC State Shooting guard / Small forward Junior
1974–75 David Thompson (2) NC State Shooting guard / Small forward Senior
1975–76 Scott May Indiana Forward Senior
1976–77 Marques Johnson UCLA Guard / Forward Senior
1977–78 Butch Lee Marquette Point guard Senior
1978–79 Larry Bird Indiana State Small forward Senior
1979–80 Mark Aguirre DePaul Small forward Sophomore
1980–81 Ralph Sampson Virginia Center Sophomore
1981–82 Ralph Sampson (2) Virginia Center Junior
1982–83 Ralph Sampson (3) Virginia Center Senior
1983–84 Michael Jordan North Carolina Shooting guard Junior
1984–85 Patrick Ewing Georgetown Center Senior
1985–86 Walter Berry St. John's Power forward Senior
1986–87 David Robinson Navy Center Senior
1987–88 Hersey Hawkins Bradley Shooting guard Senior
1988–89 Sean Elliott Arizona Small forward Senior
1989–90 Lionel Simmons La Salle Small forward Senior
1990–91 Shaquille O'Neal LSU Center Sophomore
1991–92 Christian Laettner Duke Forward Senior
1992–93 Calbert Cheaney Indiana Small forward Senior
1993–94 Glenn Robinson Purdue Small forward / Power forward Sophomore
1994–95 Joe Smith Maryland Center Sophomore
1995–96 Marcus Camby UMass Center Junior
1996–97 Tim Duncan Wake Forest Center Senior
1997–98 Antawn Jamison North Carolina Small forward Junior
1998–99 Elton Brand Duke Center Sophomore
1999–00 Kenyon Martin Cincinnati Power forward Senior
2000–01 Shane Battier Duke Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Jason Williams Duke Point guard Junior
2002–03 David West Xavier Power forward Senior
2003–04 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Andrew Bogut Utah Center Sophomore
2005–06 J. J. Redick Duke Shooting guard Senior
2006–07 Kevin Durant Texas Small forward Freshman
2007–08 Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina Power forward Junior
2008–09 Blake Griffin Oklahoma Power forward Sophomore
2009–10 Evan Turner Ohio State Shooting guard Junior
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette BYU Point Guard Senior
2011–12 Anthony Davis Kentucky Center Freshman
2012–13 Trey Burke Michigan Point guard Sophomore
2013–14 Doug McDermott Creighton Small forward Senior
2014–15 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Power forward Senior
2015–16 Denzel Valentine Michigan State Shooting guard Senior
2016–17 Frank Mason III Kansas Point guard Senior
2017–18 Jalen Brunson Villanova Point guard Junior

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners Years
Duke 6 1963, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006
UCLA 5 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977
Ohio State 4 1961, 1962, 1964, 2010
North Carolina 3 1984, 1998, 2008
Virginia 3 1981, 1982, 1983
Indiana 2 1976, 1993
LSU 2 1970, 1991
Michigan 2 1966, 2013
NC State 2 1974, 1975
Arizona 1 1989
Bradley 1 1988
Brigham Young 1 2011
Cincinnati 1 2000
Creighton 1 2014
DePaul 1 1980
Georgetown 1 1985
Houston 1 1968
Indiana State 1 1979
Kansas 1 2017
Kentucky 1 2012
La Salle 1 1990
Marquette 1 1978
Maryland 1 1995
Massachusetts 1 1996
Michigan State 1 2016
Navy 1 1987
Notre Dame 1 1971
Oklahoma 1 2009
Princeton 1 1965
Purdue 1 1994
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
St. John's 1 1986
Texas 1 2007
Utah 1 2005
Villanova 1 2018
Wake Forest 1 1997
Wisconsin 1 2015
Xavier 1 2003

FootnotesEdit

  • a Lew Alcindor changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971 after converting to Islam.[1][2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Associated Press (4 June 1971). "Call Me 'Kareem' says Lew Alcindor" (Google News Archive). The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 13 April 2010.
  2. ^ "'Big O' Completes Bucks' Championship Run". NBA Encyclopedia Playoff Edition. National Basketball Association. 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010.

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