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Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year
Associated Press Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding NCAA men's basketball players in all levels of competition
CountryUnited States
History
First award1961
Most recentObi Toppin, Dayton
WebsiteWebsite

The Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year award was established in 1961 to recognize the best men's college basketball player of the year, as voted upon by the Associated Press (AP).

Key

Jerry Lucas won the first two awards in 1960 and 1961
David Thompson won the award in 1974 and 1975
Larry Bird won the 1979 award while leading Indiana State to an undefeated regular season
Sean Elliott won in 1989
2007 winner Kevin Durant was the first freshman named
Obi Toppin became Dayton's first winner in 2020
+ Co-Players of the Year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded at that point
Season Player School Position Class
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 Gary Bradds Ohio State F 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 Elvin Hayes Houston F / C Senior
1968-69 Lew Alcindor[a] (2) UCLA C Senior
1969-70 Pete Maravich LSU G Senior
1970-71 Austin Carr Notre Dame G Senior
1971-72 Bill Walton UCLA C Sophomore
1972-73 Bill Walton (2) UCLA C Junior
1973-74 David Thompson NC State SG / SF Junior
1974-75 David Thompson (2) NC State SG / SF Senior
1975-76 Scott May Indiana F Senior
1976-77 Marques Johnson UCLA G / F Senior
1977-78 Butch Lee Marquette 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 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 Sean Elliott Arizona SF Senior
1989-90 Lionel Simmons La Salle SF Senior
1990-91 Shaquille O'Neal LSU C Sophomore
1991-92 Christian Laettner Duke F Senior
1992-93 Calbert Cheaney Indiana SF Senior
1993-94 Glenn Robinson Purdue SF / PF Sophomore
1994-95 Joe Smith Maryland C Sophomore
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 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 PG Senior
2011-12 Anthony Davis Kentucky C Freshman
2012-13 Trey Burke Michigan PG Sophomore
2013-14 Doug McDermott Creighton SF Senior
2014-15 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin PF Senior
2015-16 Denzel Valentine Michigan State SG Senior
2016-17 Frank Mason III Kansas PG Senior
2017-18 Jalen Brunson Villanova PG Junior
2018-19 Zion Williamson Duke SF / PF Freshman
2019-20 Obi Toppin Dayton PF Sophomore

Winners by school

School Winners Years
Duke 7 1963, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2019
UCLA 5 1967, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977
Ohio State 4 1961, 1962, 1964, 2010
North Carolina 3 1984, 1998, 2008
Virginia 3 1981, 1982, 1983
Indiana 2 1976, 1993
LSU 2 1970, 1991
Michigan 2 1966, 2013
NC State 2 1974, 1975
Arizona 1 1989
Bradley 1 1988
Brigham Young 1 2011
Cincinnati 1 2000
Creighton 1 2014
Dayton 1 2020
DePaul 1 1980
Georgetown 1 1985
Houston 1 1968
Indiana State 1 1979
Kansas 1 2017
Kentucky 1 2012
La Salle 1 1990
Marquette 1 1978
Maryland 1 1995
Massachusetts 1 1996
Michigan State 1 2016
Navy 1 1987
Notre Dame 1 1971
Oklahoma 1 2009
Princeton 1 1965
Purdue 1 1994
Saint Joseph's 1 2004
St. John's 1 1986
Texas 1 2007
Utah 1 2005
Villanova 1 2018
Wake Forest 1 1997
Wisconsin 1 2015
Xavier 1 2003

Footnotes

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

See also

References

  1. ^ Associated Press (4 June 1971). "Call Me 'Kareem' says Lew Alcindor" (Google News Archive). The Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ "'Big O' Completes Bucks' Championship Run". NBA Encyclopedia Playoff Edition. National Basketball Association. 2010. Archived from the original on 21 February 2012. Retrieved 2010.

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