Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Pac-12 Conference
CountryUnited States
First award1976
Most recentPayton Pritchard, Oregon

The Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Pac-12 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1975-76 season, when the conference was known as the Pacific-8, and is determined by voting from the Pac-12 media and coaches. There have been two players honored multiple times: David Greenwood of UCLA and Sean Elliott of Arizona. Three freshmen have also won the award: Shareef Abdur-Rahim of California, Kevin Love of UCLA and Deandre Ayton of Arizona.

The only current Pac-12 member without a winner is one of the two newest members, Colorado. Between the arrival of Arizona and Arizona State in 1978 and the entry of Colorado and Utah in 2011, the conference was known as the Pacific-10.


+ 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)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Pac-12 Player of the Year award at that point


UCLA's Marques Johnson also won numerous national Player of the Year honors in 1977.
California's Jason Kidd won as a sophomore in 1993-94.
Eddie House was the first player to ever win from Arizona State (1999-00).
UCLA's Kevin Love was named Player of the Year as a freshman.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1975-76 Ron Lee Oregon PG/SG Senior
1976-77 Marques Johnson* UCLA PF Senior
1977-78 David Greenwood UCLA PF Junior
1978-79 David Greenwood (2) UCLA PF Senior
1979-80 Don Collins Washington State SF Senior
1980-81 Steve Johnson Oregon State C Senior
1981-82 Lester Conner Oregon State PG Senior
1982-83 Kenny Fields UCLA SF Junior
1983-84 A. C. Green Oregon State PF Junior
1984-85 Wayne Carlander USC PF Senior
1985-86 Christian Welp Washington C Junior
1986-87 José Ortiz Oregon State C Senior
1987-88 Sean Elliott Arizona SF Junior
1988-89 Sean Elliott* (2) Arizona SF Senior
1989-90 Gary Payton Oregon State PG Senior
1990-91 Terrell Brandon Oregon PG Junior
1991-92 Harold Miner USC SG Junior
1992-93 Chris Mills Arizona SF Senior
1993-94 Jason Kidd California PG Sophomore
1994-95+ Ed O'Bannon* UCLA SF Senior
Damon Stoudamire Arizona PG Senior
1995-96 Shareef Abdur-Rahim California PF Freshman
1996-97 Ed Gray California SG Senior
1997-98 Mike Bibby Arizona PG Sophomore
1998-99 Jason Terry Arizona PG Senior
1999-00 Eddie House Arizona State SG Senior
2000-01 Sean Lampley California PF Senior
2001-02 Sam Clancy USC PF Senior
2002-03 Luke Ridnour Oregon PG Junior
2003-04 Josh Childress Stanford SG/SF Junior
2004-05 Ike Diogu Arizona State PF/C Junior
2005-06 Brandon Roy Washington SG Senior
2006-07 Arron Afflalo UCLA SG Junior
2007-08 Kevin Love UCLA PF Freshman
2008-09 James Harden Arizona State SG Sophomore [1]
2009-10 Jerome Randle California PG Senior
2010-11 Derrick Williams Arizona SF/PF Sophomore [1]
2011-12 Jorge Gutierrez California PG Senior [2]
2012-13 Allen Crabbe California SG Junior [3]
2013-14 Nick Johnson Arizona PG/SG Junior [4]
2014-15 Joseph Young Oregon PG Senior [5]
2015-16 Jakob Pöltl Utah C Sophomore [6]
2016-17 Dillon Brooks Oregon SF Junior [7]
2017-18 Deandre Ayton Arizona PF Freshman [2]
2018-19 Jaylen Nowell Washington SG Sophomore [3]
2019-20 Payton Pritchard Oregon PG Senior [4]

Winners by school

School (year joined)a Winners Years
Arizona (1978) 9 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995+, 1998, 1999, 2011, 2014, 2018
California (1959) 7 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013
UCLA (1959) 7 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1995+, 2007, 2008
Oregon (1964) 6 1976, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2017, 2020
Oregon State (1964) 5 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990
Arizona State (1978) 3 2000, 2005, 2009
USC (1959) 3 1985, 1992, 2002
Washington (1959) 3 1986, 2006, 2019
Stanford (1959) 1 2004
Utah (2011) 1 2016
Washington State (1962) 1 1980
Colorado (2011) 0 --


  • a For purposes of this table, the "year joined" reflects the year that each team joined the conference now known as the Pac-12 as currently chartered. Although the Pac-12 claims the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC), founded in 1915, as part of its own history, that conference disbanded in 1959 due to infighting and scandal. That same year, five PCC members established the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) under a new charter that functions to this day. The Player of the Year Award was not established until 1976, by which time all of the final members of the PCC except for Idaho were reunited in what was then the Pac-8.

See also


  • Pac-10 Conference. "2008-09 Pac-10 men's basketball media guide - Honors section (1976-2008 winners)" (PDF). Pac-10 Conference. Retrieved 2009.
  1. ^ Pac-10 Conference. "2008-09 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Honors". Pac-10 Conference. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "2017-18 Pac-12 Men's Basketball All-Conference individual honors" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 5, 2018. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Pac-12 announces 2018-19 Men's Basketball annual major awards" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 11, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Pac-12 announces 2019-20 Men's Basketball annual major awards" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 9, 2090. Retrieved 2020. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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