Oscar Robertson Trophy

The Oscar Robertson Trophy is given out annually to the outstanding men's college basketball player by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The trophy is considered to be the oldest of its kind and has been given out since 1959.

Oscar Robertson Trophy
Awarded forthe most outstanding NCAA Division I men's basketball player
CountryUnited States
First award1959
Most recentLuka Garza, Iowa


USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959, which makes it the oldest running trophy for the college player of the year. The USBWA annually selects a player of the year and All-America teams for both men and women in college basketball. The USBWA men's player of the year award is now called the Oscar Robertson Trophy.

The USBWA also selects a national coach of the year for men and women, with the men's award named after legendary coach Henry Iba. It was renamed after the college and professional legend Oscar Robertson in 1998. Five nominees are presented and the individual with the most votes receives the award during the NCAA Final Four. The Oscar Robertson Trophy, previously known as the Player of the Year Award, was renamed in 1998 because of Robertson's outstanding career (including winning the first two awards) and his continuing efforts to promote the game of basketball. He averaged 32.6 points per game in his sophomore year at Cincinnati.


Co-Players of the Year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy at that point


Michael Jordan, 1984 winner
Chris Mullin, 1985 winner
Blake Griffin, 2009 winner
Evan Turner, 2010 winner
Obi Toppin, 2020 winner
Season Player School Position Class
1958–59 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati PG Junior
1959–60 Oscar Robertson (2) Cincinnati PG Senior
1960–61 Jerry Lucas Ohio State F / C Junior
1961–62 Jerry Lucas (2) Ohio State F / C Senior
1962–63 Art Heyman Duke SF / SG Senior
1963–64 Walt Hazzard UCLA G Senior
1964–65 Bill Bradley Princeton SF / SG Senior
1965–66 Cazzie Russell Michigan SG Senior
1966–67 Lew Alcindor[a] UCLA C Sophomore
1967–68 Lew Alcindor[a] (2) UCLA C Junior
1968–69 Pete Maravich LSU G Junior
1969–70 Pete Maravich (2) LSU G Senior
1970–71 Sidney Wicks UCLA C Senior
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 Adrian Dantley Notre Dame G / F Junior
1976–77 Marques Johnson UCLA G / F Senior
1977–78 Phil Ford North Carolina 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 Chris Mullin St. John's SF / SG 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 Danny Ferry Duke PF / C Senior
1989–90 Lionel Simmons La Salle SF Senior
1990–91 Larry Johnson UNLV PF Senior
1991–92 Christian Laettner Duke F Senior
1992–93 Calbert Cheaney Indiana SF Senior
1993–94 Glenn Robinson Purdue SF / PF Sophomore
1994–95 Ed O'Bannon UCLA SF Senior
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 Andrew Bogut Utah C Sophomore
2005–06 Adam Morrison Gonzaga SF Junior
J. J. Redick 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 Evan Turner Ohio State SG Junior
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette BYU SG Senior
2011–12 Anthony Davis Kentucky PF Freshman
2012–13 Trey Burke Michigan PG Sophomore
2013–14 Doug McDermott Creighton SF Senior
2014–15 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin PF Senior
2015–16 Buddy Hield Oklahoma SG Senior
2016–17 Frank Mason III Kansas PG Senior
2017–18 Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Junior
2018–19 Zion Williamson Duke SF Freshman
2019–20 Obi Toppin Dayton PF Sophomore
2020–21 Luka Garza Iowa C Senior

See alsoEdit


  • "Oscar Robertson Trophy". sportswriters.net. United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved March 12, 2011.