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Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year

The Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the best men's basketball player in NCAA Division I competition. The award was first given following the 1942–43 season and is presented by Sporting News (formerly The Sporting News), an American–based sports magazine that was established in 1886.

Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding NCAA Division I men's basketball player
CountryUnited States
Presented bySporting News magazine
History
First award1943
Most recentZion Williamson, Duke

No award winners were selected from 1947–49 and from 1952–57. Repeat winners of the Sporting News Player of the Year award are rare; as of 2016, it has occurred only six times in the award's 63 presentations. Of those six repeat winners, only Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati and Bill Walton of UCLA have been named the player of the year three times.

UCLA and Duke have the most all-time with seven. North Carolina has the second most with five winners.

KeyEdit

Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Player of the Year award at that point

WinnersEdit

 
Lew Alcindor[a] makes a slam dunk during a game while at UCLA
 
Bill Walton was a three-time winner at UCLA
 
Michael Jordan won the award in 1983 and 1984
 
Kevin Durant was the first freshman winner in the award's history
 
The 2010 winner, Evan Turner of Ohio State
Season Player School Position Class
1942–43 Andy Phillip Illinois G / F Senior
1943–44 Dale Hall Army F Junior
1944–45 George Mikan DePaul C Junior
1945–46 Bob Kurland Oklahoma A&M C Senior
1947–49 No winners selected
1949–50 Paul Arizin Villanova F Senior
1950–51 Sherman White Long Island F Senior
1952–57 No winners selected
1957–58 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati PG Sophomore
1958–59 Oscar Robertson (2) Cincinnati PG Junior
1959–60 Oscar Robertson (3) 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 G / F Senior
1963–64 Bill Bradley Princeton SF / SG Junior
1964–65 Bill Bradley (2) Princeton SF / SG Senior
1965–66 Cazzie Russell Michigan SG Senior
1966–67 Lew Alcindor[a] UCLA C Sophomore
1967–68 Elvin Hayes Houston F / C Senior
1968–69 Lew Alcindor[a] (2) UCLA C Senior
1969–70 Pete Maravich 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 Scott May Indiana F Senior
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 Darrell Griffith Louisville SG Senior
1980–81 Mark Aguirre DePaul SF Junior
1981–82 Ralph Sampson Virginia C Junior
1982–83 Michael Jordan North Carolina SG Sophomore
1983–84 Michael Jordan (2) North Carolina SG Junior
1984–85 Patrick Ewing Georgetown C 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 Stacey King Oklahoma C Senior
1989–90 Dennis Scott Georgia Tech SF Junior
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 Shawn Respert Michigan State SG Senior
1995–96 Marcus Camby Massachusetts 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 T. J. Ford Texas PG Sophomore
2003–04 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph's PG Senior
2004–05 Dee Brown Illinois PG Junior
2005–06 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 SF Junior
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette Brigham Young PG Senior
2011–12 Anthony Davis Kentucky C Freshman
2012–13 Victor Oladipo Indiana G Junior
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 PF Freshman

Winners by schoolEdit

School Winners Years
Duke 7 1963, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2019
UCLA 7 1967, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977
North Carolina 5 1978, 1983, 1984, 1998, 2008
Cincinnati 4 1958, 1959, 1960, 2000
Indiana 3 1976, 1993, 2013
Ohio State 3 1961, 1962, 2010
Oklahoma 3 1989, 2009, 2016
DePaul 2 1945, 1981
Illinois 2 1943, 2005
Princeton 2 1964, 1965
Texas 2 2003, 2007
Villanova 2 1950, 2018
Army 1 1944
Bradley 1 1988
Brigham Young 1 2011
Creighton 1 2014
Georgetown 1 1985
Georgia Tech 1 1990
Houston 1 1968
Indiana State 1 1979
Kansas 1 2017
Kentucky 1 2012
Long Island 1 1951
Louisville 1 1980
LSU 1 1970
Massachusetts 1 1996
Michigan 1 1966
Michigan State 1 1995
Navy 1 1987
N.C. State 1 1975
Oklahoma State 1 1946
Purdue 1 1994
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
St. John's 1 1986
UNLV 1 1991
Virginia 1 1982
Wake Forest 1 1997
Wisconsin 1 2015

FootnotesEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "Sporting News Player of the Year Winners". College Basketball. Sports–Reference.com. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
Specific
  1. ^ Associated Press (4 June 1971). "Call Me 'Kareem' says Lew Alcindor" (Google News Archive). The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 13 April 2010. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "'Big O' Completes Bucks' Championship Run". NBA Encyclopedia Playoff Edition. National Basketball Association. 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010.