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The NABC Player of the Year is an award given annually by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to recognize the top player in college basketball. The award has been given since 1975 to Division I basketball players. The association added awards for Division II and III Players in 1983 and for NAIA and Junior College players in 2008. The awards are sponsored by State Farm Insurance.


State Farm Division I Players of the Year

Year Award Winner College
1975 David Thompson North Carolina State
1976 Scott May Indiana
1977 Marques Johnson UCLA
1978 Phil Ford North Carolina
1979 Larry Bird Indiana State
1980 Michael Brooks La Salle
1981 Danny Ainge Brigham Young
1982 Ralph Sampson Virginia
1983 Ralph Sampson Virginia
1984 Michael Jordan North Carolina
1985 Patrick Ewing Georgetown
1986 Walter Berry St. John's
1987 David Robinson Navy
1988 Danny Manning Kansas
1989 Sean Elliott Arizona
1990 Lionel Simmons La Salle
1991 Larry Johnson UNLV
1992 Christian Laettner Duke
1993 Calbert Cheaney Indiana
1994 Glenn Robinson Purdue
1995 Shawn Respert Michigan State
1996 Marcus Camby Massachusetts
1997 Tim Duncan Wake Forest
1998 Antawn Jamison North Carolina
1999 Elton Brand Duke
2000 Kenyon Martin Cincinnati
2001 Jason Williams Duke
2002 Jason Williams Duke
2002 Drew Gooden Kansas
2003 Nick Collison Kansas
2004 Emeka Okafor Connecticut
2004 Jameer Nelson St. Joseph's
2005 Andrew Bogut Utah
2006 J.J. Redick Duke
2006 Adam Morrison Gonzaga
2007 Kevin Durant Texas
2008 Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina
2009 Blake Griffin Oklahoma

State Farm Division II Player of the Year

Year Award Winner College
1983 Earl Jones District of Columbia
1984 Earl Jones District of Columbia
1985 Charles Oakley Virginia Union
1986 Todd Linder Tampa
1987 Ralph Talley Norfolk State
1988 Jerry Johnson Florida Southern
1989 Kris Kearney Florida Southern
1990 A.J. English Virginia Union
1991 Corey Crowder Kentucky Wesleyan
1992 Eric Manuel Oklahoma City
1993 Alex Wright Central Oklahoma
1994 Derrick Johnson Virginia Union
1995 Stan Gourard Southern Indiana
1996 Stan Gourard Southern Indiana
1997 Kebu Stewart Cal State Bakersfield
1998 Joe Newton Central Oklahoma
1999 Antonio Garica Kentucky Wesleyan
2000 Ajumu Gaines Charleston (WV)
2001 Colin Ducharme Longwood
2002 Ronald Murray Shaw
2003 Marlon Parmer Kentucky Wesleyan
2004 Elad Inbar Massachusetts-Lowell
2005 Mark Worthington Metropolitan State
2006 Daruis Hargrove Virginia Union
2006 Turner Trofholz University of South Dakota
2007 John Smith Winona State
2008 John Smith Winona State
2009 Josh Bostic Findlay

State Farm Division III Player of the Year

Year Award Winner College
1983 Leroy Witherspoon Potsdam State
1984 Leroy Witherspoon Potsdam State
1985 Tim Casey Wittenberg
1986 Dick Hempy Otterbein
1987 Brendan Mitchell Potsdam State
1988 Scott Tedder Ohio Wesleyan
1989 Greg Grant Trenton State
1990 Matt Hancock Colby
1991 Brad Baldridge Wittenberg
1992 Andre Foreman Salisbury State
1993 Steve Hondred Calvin
1994 Scott Fitch SUNY-Geneseo
1995 D'Artis Jones Ohio Northern
1996 David Benter Hanover
1997 Bryan Crabtree Illinois Wesleyan
1998 Mike Nogelo Williams
1999 Merrill Brunson Wisconsin-Platteville
2000 Aaron Winkle Calvin
2001 Horace Jenkins William Paterson
2002 Jeff Gibbs Otterbein
2003 Bryan Nelson Wooster
2004 Richard Melzer Wisconsin-River Falls
2005 Jason Kalsow Wisconsin-Stevens Point
2006 Brandon Adair Virginia Wesleyan
2007 Andrew Olson Amherst
2007 Ben Strong Guilford
2008 Andrew Olson Amherst
2009 Jimmy Bartolotta MIT

State Farm NAIA Player of the Year

Year Award Winner College
2008 Ryan Fiegi Oregon Tech

State Farm Junior College Player of the Year

Year Award Winner College
2008 Jeremie Simmons Mott Community College

College basketball awards:
Best player awards:
Naismith Trophy | Wooden Award
Oscar Robertson Trophy | Rupp Trophy | NABC Player of the Year | AP Player of the Year
Wade Trophy (Women's) | Wooden Award (Women's)
Bob Cousy Award / Nancy Lieberman Award (Best Point Guard) | Pete Newell Big Man Award (Best Big Man)
NABC Defensive Player of the Year | Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (Under 6'0")
NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player
NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans
Naismith College Coach of the Year | Henry Iba Award | NABC Coach of the Year | AP Coach of the Year
Chip Hilton Award (Player Character) | Clair Bee Award (Coaching Character)
Legends of Coaching (Lifetime)
NABC Player of the Year (Div. II) | NABC Player of the Year (Div. III) | NABC Player of the Year (NAIA) | NABC Player of the Year (Juco)
National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame | Basketball Hall of Fame


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