NABC Player of the Year
The NABC Player of the Year is an award given annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) to recognize the top player in men's college basketball. The award has been given since the 1974–75 season to National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I basketball players. The association added awards for Division II and Division III players in 1983, and for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and junior college players in 2008. The awards have previously been sponsored by State Farm Insurance.
|NABC Player of the Year|
|Given for||the most outstanding NCAA men's basketball players in all levels of competition|
State Farm Insurance
|Most recent||Zion Williamson, Duke|
In Division I, Duke has the most all-time winners with six. Their rival, North Carolina, as well as Kansas are tied for second with four winners. There have been three ties for NABC Player of the Year (2002, 2004, 2006), and only two players have won the award multiple times (Jay Williams and Ralph Sampson).
In Division II, Virginia Union has four winners, the most all-time, and is followed by Kentucky Wesleyan which has three. Only one tie has occurred (2006), while three players have won the award more than once (Stan Gouard, Earl Jones, John Smith).
In Division III, Potsdam State has the most all-time winners with three, while six other schools are tied for second with two winners apiece. There have been two ties (2007, 2010) and four repeat winners (Leroy Witherspoon, Andrew Olson, Aaron Walton-Moss and Joey Flannery).
At the NAIA level, there is a distinction between NAIA Division I and NAIA Division II winners. Since the awards began in 2008, no school or individual player has received the award multiple times. In junior college, every winner has been a sophomore and has gone on to play at an NCAA Division I school after their community college careers have ended.
|†||Co-Players of the Year|
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player has received the Player of the Year award|
|School (X)||Denotes the number of times a player from that school has been given the Player of the Year award|
Division I Players of the YearEdit
Division II Player of the YearEdit
Division III Player of the YearEdit
NAIA Players of the YearEdit
Junior College Player of the YearEdit
Since community college players only attend for two years, these players are only either freshmen or sophomores. Afterwards, they move on to a four-year university to finish their last two seasons of NCAA eligibility. The "University" column reflects which team these players would play for following their JuCo careers.
|2007–08||Jeremie Simmons||Mott||Michigan||Guard||Sophomore||Ohio State|
|2008–09||Nafis Ricks||Johnson County||Kansas||Guard||Sophomore||Missouri State|
|2010–11||Kiel Turpin||Lincoln||Illinois||Center||Sophomore||Florida State|
|2011–12||Cleanthony Early||SUNY Sullivan||New York||Power forward||Sophomore||Wichita State|
|2012–13||Chris Jones||Northwest Florida State||Florida||Guard||Sophomore||Louisville|
|2014–15||Brandon Brown||Phoenix||Arizona||Guard||Sophomore||Loyola Marymount|
|2017–18||Charles Jones Jr.||College of Southern Idaho||Idaho||Guard||Sophomore||Utah|