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Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Big Ten Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1984–85 season. Only two players have won the award multiple times: Jim Jackson of Ohio State (1991, 1992) and Mateen Cleaves of Michigan State (1998, 1999). Eight players who won the Big Ten Player of the Year award were also named the national player of the year by one or more major voting bodies: Jim Jackson (1992), Calbert Cheaney of Indiana (1993), Glenn Robinson of Purdue (1994), Evan Turner of Ohio State (2010), Trey Burke of Michigan 2013, Draymond Green of Michigan State (2012), Frank Kaminsky of Wisconsin (2015), and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State (2016).

Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Big Ten Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1985
Most recentCassius Winston, Michigan State

Michigan State has the record for the most winners with nine. Of current Big Ten Conference members, six schools have never had a winner: Iowa, Maryland, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State, and Rutgers. Of these, only Iowa and Northwestern were in the conference since the inception of this award—Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1991, Nebraska joined in 2011, followed by Maryland and Rutgers in 2014.

KeyEdit

 
Jared Jeffries earned Player of the Year as a sophomore in 2002.
 
Devin Harris was the first winner for Wisconsin (2004).
 
Dee Brown was selected the player of the year in 2005.
Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year (1904–05 to 1978–79)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1954–55 to 1995–96)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1968–69 to present)
John R. Wooden Award (1976–77 to present)
Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year (1960-61 to present)
NABC Player of the Year (1974-75 to present)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Big Ten Player of the Year award at that point

WinnersEdit

Season Player School Position Class Reference
1984–85 Roy Tarpley Michigan PF/C Junior
1985–86 Scott Skiles Michigan State PG Senior
1986–87 Dennis Hopson Ohio State SF Senior
1987–88 Gary Grant Michigan PG Senior
1988–89 Jay Edwards Indiana SG Sophomore
1988–89 Glen Rice Michigan SG/SF Senior
1989–90 Steve Scheffler Purdue C Senior
1990–91 Jim Jackson Ohio State SG Sophomore
1991–92 Jim Jackson* (2) Ohio State SG Junior
1992–93 Calbert Cheaney* Indiana SF Senior
1993–94 Glenn Robinson* Purdue SF Sophomore
1994–95 Shawn Respert Michigan State SG Senior
1995–96 Brian Evans Indiana PF Senior
1996–97 Bobby Jackson[a] Minnesota PG Senior
1997–98 Mateen Cleaves Michigan State PG Sophomore
1998–99 Mateen Cleaves (2) Michigan State PG Junior
1998–99 Scoonie Penn Ohio State PG Junior
1999–00 A. J. Guyton Indiana SG Senior
1999–00 Morris Peterson Michigan State SF Senior
2000–01 Frank Williams Illinois PG Sophomore
2001–02 Jared Jeffries Indiana C Sophomore
2002–03 Brian Cook Illinois PF Senior
2003–04 Devin Harris Wisconsin PG Junior
2004–05 Dee Brown Illinois SG Junior
2005–06 Terence Dials Ohio State PF Senior
2006–07 Alando Tucker Wisconsin SF Senior
2007–08 D. J. White Indiana PF Senior
2008–09 Kalin Lucas Michigan State PG Sophomore
2009–10 Evan Turner* Ohio State SG Junior
2010–11 JaJuan Johnson Purdue C Senior
2011–12 Draymond Green* Michigan State SF Senior
2012–13 Trey Burke* Michigan PG Sophomore
2013–14 Nik Stauskas Michigan SG Sophomore [1]
2014–15 Frank Kaminsky* Wisconsin PF Senior [2]
2015–16 Denzel Valentine* Michigan State SG Senior [3]
2016–17 Caleb Swanigan Purdue PF Sophomore [4]
2017–18 Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State SF Junior [5]
2018–19 Cassius Winston Michigan State PG Junior [6]

Winners by schoolEdit

School (year joined) Winners Years
Michigan State (1953) 9 1986, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2009, 2012, 2016, 2019
Ohio State (1912) 7 1987, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2006, 2010, 2018
Indiana (1900) 6 1989, 1993, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2008
Michigan (1896) 5 1985, 1988, 1989, 2013, 2014
Purdue (1896) 4 1990, 1994, 2011, 2017
Illinois (1896) 3 2001, 2003, 2005
Wisconsin (1896) 3 2004, 2007, 2015
Minnesota (1896) 0 1997 vacated[a]
Iowa (1900) 0
Maryland (2014) 0
Nebraska (2011) 0
Northwestern (1896) 0
Penn State (1993) 0
Rutgers (2014) 0

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "2008–09 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide" (pdf). Big Ten Conference. Retrieved 7 September 2009..
  1. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2014 Men's Basketball Postseason Honors" (Press release). Big Ten Conference. March 10, 2014. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2014.
  2. ^ Temple, Jesse (March 9, 2015). "Badgers' Kaminsky takes home Big Ten player of the year honors" (Press release). Fox Sports. Retrieved March 9, 2015.
  3. ^ Olson, Eric (March 7, 2016). "Michigan State's Denzel Valentine the Big Ten player of year" (Press release). Washington Post. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball Postseason Honors" (Press release). Big Ten Conference. March 6, 2017. Archived from the original on March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Unveils Men's Basketball Postseason Honors on BTN" (Press release). February 26, 2018. Archived from the original on February 27, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  6. ^ "Big Ten Unveils Men's Basketball Postseason Honors on BTN". Big Ten Conference. March 11, 2019. Retrieved March 11, 2019.