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Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an award given to the player who has proven himself, throughout the season, to be the most exceptional talent in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The school with the most SEC Player of the Year award winners is Kentucky, with 16 total awards. The only current SEC members that have never had a winner are Missouri and Texas A&M, the conference's two newest members (both joining in 2012).

SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Southeastern Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1965
Most recentGrant Williams, Tennessee

Three different organizations have given this award: United Press International (1965–1992), Associated Press (1965–present), and the SEC coaches (1987–present).

KeyEdit

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)
A Associated Press selection
C SEC coaches selection
U United Press International selection
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player received the SEC Player of the Year award at that point

WinnersEdit

 
Pat Riley shared the award in 1966 with Clyde Lee.
 
Dominique Wilkins won the award as a sophomore in 1981.
 
Charles Barkley was a winner playing for Auburn.
 
Shaquille O'Neal won back-to-back in 1991 and 1992 for the LSU Tigers.
 
John Wall won the award as a freshman playing for Kentucky in 2010.
 
Anthony Davis won the award as a freshman playing for Kentucky in 2012.
Season Player[a] School Position Class Reference
1964–65 Clyde Lee Vanderbilt C/PF Junior
1965–66 Clyde LeeU (2) Vanderbilt C/PF Senior
1965–66 Pat RileyA Kentucky SG/SF Junior
1966–67 Ron Widby Tennessee SF Senior
1967–68 Pete Maravich LSU PG Sophomore
1968–69 Pete Maravich (2) LSU PG Junior
1969–70 Pete Maravich* (3) LSU PG Senior
1970–71 Johnny Neumann Ole Miss SG/SF Sophomore
1971–72 Mike EdwardsU Tennessee SG Junior
1971–72 Tom ParkerA Kentucky PF Senior
1972–73 Kevin GreveyA Kentucky SG/SF Sophomore
1972–73 Wendell HudsonA, U Alabama SF Senior
1973–74 Jan van Breda Kolff Vanderbilt SG/SF Senior
1974–75 Kevin GreveyA (2) Kentucky SG/SF Senior
1974–75 Bernard KingU Tennessee SF Sophomore
1975–76 Bernard King (2) Tennessee SF Junior
1976–77 Ernie GrunfeldA, U Tennessee SF Senior
1976–77 Bernard KingU (3) Tennessee SF Senior
1977–78 Reggie King Alabama SF Junior
1978–79 Reggie King (2) Alabama SF Senior
1979–80 Kyle Macy Kentucky G Senior
1980–81 Dominique Wilkins Georgia SF Sophomore
1981–82 Dale Ellis Tennessee SG/SF Junior
1982–83 Dale EllisA (2) Tennessee SG/SF Senior
1982–83 Jeff MaloneU Mississippi State SG Senior
1983–84 Charles Barkley Auburn C Junior
1984–85 Kenny Walker Kentucky PF Junior
1985–86 Kenny Walker (2) Kentucky PF Senior
1986–87 Derrick McKeyA, C, U Alabama PF Junior
1986–87 Tony WhiteU Tennessee PG Senior
1987–88 Will Perdue Vanderbilt C Senior
1988–89 Chris Jackson[b] LSU PG Freshman
1989–90 Chris Jackson[b] (2) LSU PG Sophomore
1990–91 Shaquille O'Neal* LSU C Sophomore
1991–92 Shaquille O'Neal (2) LSU C Junior
1992–93 Billy McCaffreyA Vanderbilt SG Junior
1992–93 Jamal MashburnA, C Kentucky SG/SF Junior
1993–94 Corliss Williamson Arkansas PF Sophomore
1994–95 Corliss Williamson (2) Arkansas PF Junior
1995–96 Tony Delk Kentucky PG Senior
1996–97 Ron Mercer Kentucky SF/SG Sophomore
1997–98 Ansu Sesay Ole Miss PF Senior
1998–99 Chris Porter Auburn SF/PF Junior
1999–00 Dan LanghiA, C Vanderbilt SF Senior
1999–00 Stromile SwiftA LSU C Sophomore
2000–01 Tayshaun Prince Kentucky SF Junior
2001–02 Erwin Dudley Alabama PF/C Junior
2002–03 Keith BogansC Kentucky SG Senior [1]
2002–03 Ron SlayA Tennessee PF Senior [1]
2003–04 Lawrence Roberts Mississippi State PF Junior [2]
2004–05 Brandon Bass LSU PF Sophomore [3]
2005–06 Glen Davis LSU C Sophomore [4]
2006–07 Derrick ByarsC Vanderbilt SG/SF Senior
2006–07 Chris LoftonA Tennessee SG Junior [5]
2007–08 Shan Foster Vanderbilt SG/SF Senior [6][7]
2008–09 Marcus Thornton LSU SG Senior [8][9]
2009–10 John Wall Kentucky PG Freshman [10]
2010–11 Chandler Parsons Florida SF Senior [11][12]
2011–12 Anthony Davis* Kentucky C Freshman [13][14]
2012–13 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Georgia SG Sophomore [15][16]
2013–14 Scottie Wilbekin Florida PG Senior [17][18]
2014–15 Bobby Portis Arkansas PF Sophomore [19][20]
2015–16 Tyler Ulis Kentucky PG Sophomore [21][22]
2016–17 Malik MonkA Kentucky SG Freshman [23]
2016–17 Sindarius ThornwellC South Carolina SG Senior [24]
2017–18 Yante MatenA Georgia PF Senior [25]
2017–18 Grant WilliamsC Tennessee PF Sophomore [26]
2018–19 Grant Williams (2) Tennessee PF Junior [27][28]

Winners by schoolEdit

School (year joined) Winners Years
Kentucky (1932) 16 1966, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2017
Tennessee (1932) 13 1967, 1972, 1975, 1976, 1977 (×2)[c], 1982, 1983, 1987, 2003, 2007, 2018, 2019
LSU (1932) 11 1968, 1969, 1970, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2009
Vanderbilt (1932) 8 1965, 1966, 1974, 1988, 1993, 2000, 2007, 2008
Alabama (1932) 5 1973, 1978, 1979, 1987, 2002
Arkansas (1991) 3 1994, 1995, 2015
Georgia (1932) 3 1981, 2013, 2018
Ole Miss (1932) 2 1971, 1998
Mississippi State (1932) 2 1983, 2004
Auburn (1932) 2 1984, 1999
Florida (1932) 2 2011, 2014
South Carolina (1991) 1 2017
Missouri (2012) 0
Texas A&M (2012) 0

FootnotesEdit

  • a If no special demarcation indicates which award the player won that season, then he had earned all of the awards available for that year.
  • b Chris Jackson changed his name to Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf in 1991 after converting to Islam.[29]
  • c In 1976–77, two Tennessee players were chosen as the SEC Player of the Year—Ernie Grunfeld and Bernard King were selected by the Associated Press, and Grunfeld was also chosen by United Press International. Both players are counted in the total Player of the Year Award per school tally.

ReferencesEdit

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  27. ^ "2019 SEC Men's Basketball Awards announced" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. March 12, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
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