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Naismith College Player of the Year
Awarded for the most outstanding male and female basketball player
Presented by Atlanta Tipoff Club
Country United States
First awarded 1969
Currently held by Male: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma
Female: Maya Moore, UConn
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The Naismith College Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men and women collegiate basketball player. It is named after basketball inventor James Naismith.


History and selection

First awarded exclusively to male players in 1969, the award was expanded to include female players in 1983. Annually before the college season begins in November, a "watchlist" consisting of 50 players is chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club board of selectors, comprising of head coaches, administrators and media members from across the United States. By February, the list of nominees is narrowed down to 30 players based on performance. In March, four out of the 30 players are selected as finalists and are placed in the final ballot. The final winners are selected in April by both the board of selectors and fan voting via text messaging.[1][2] The winners receive the Naismith Trophy.

Since its inception, the award has been awarded to 41 male and 27 female players. Lew Alcindor of UCLA and Anne Donovan of Old Dominion are the first winners, respectively. Bill Walton of UCLA and Ralph Sampson of Virginia are the only male winners to win multiple times, with three. Six female winners have won multiple times. Cheryl Miller of USC has won three times. Clarissa Davis of Texas, Dawn Staley of Virginia, Chamique Holdsclaw of Tennessee, Diana Taurasi of UConn and Seimone Augustus of LSU have won twice. Most winners have claimed the honor as seniors or juniors. The only freshman winner is Kevin Durant of Texas. Duke University had the most male winners with seven. UConn had the most female winners with five. Ten male and 13 female winners have appeared on the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) roster.[3]

2010 Men’s Mid-season List

  1. Cole Aldrich, Kansas*
  2. Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest
  3. James Anderson, Oklahoma State*
  4. Luke Babbitt, Nevada
  5. Trevor Booker, Clemson
  6. Matt Bouldin, Gonzaga
  7. Da'Sean Butler, West Virginia
  8. Sherron Collins, Kansas*
  9. DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky*
  10. Devan Downey, South Carolina*
  11. Jerome Dyson, Connecticut
  12. Jimmer Fredette, BYU*
  13. Luke Harangody, Notre Dame*
  14. Gordon Hayward, Butler
  15. Robbie Hummel, Purdue*
  16. Damion James, Texas*
  17. Wesley Johnson, Syracuse*
  18. Dominique Jones, South Florida*
  19. Sylven Landesberg, Virginia
  20. Gani Lawal, Gani, Georgia Tech
  21. Kalin Lucas, Michigan State
  22. Greg Monroe, Georgetown*
  23. Jacob Pullen, Kansas State
  24. Scottie Reynolds, Villanova*
  25. Omar Samhan, Saint Mary's
  26. Jon Scheyer, Duke*
  27. Evan Turner, Ohio State*
  28. Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State
  29. Greivis Vasquez, Maryland
  30. John Wall, Kentucky*

*Also one of the 16 finalists for the 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy, presented to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Year.


* Denotes players inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has won the award
Year Player College Conference Position Class
1969 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor UCLA
1970 Maravich, PetePete Maravich LSU
1971 Carr, AustinAustin Carr Notre Dame
1972 Walton, BillBill Walton UCLA (2)
1973 Walton, BillBill Walton (2) UCLA (3)
1974 Walton, BillBill Walton (3) UCLA (4)
1975 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson N.C. State
1976 May, ScottScott May Indiana
1977 Johnson, MarquesMarques Johnson UCLA (5)
1978 Lee, ButchButch Lee Marquette
1979 Bird, LarryLarry Bird Indiana State
1980 Aguirre, MarkMark Aguirre DePaul
1981 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson Virginia
1982 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson (2) Virginia (2)
1983 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson (3) Virginia (3)
1984 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan North Carolina
1985 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing Georgetown
1986 Dawkins, JohnnyJohnny Dawkins Duke
1987 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson Navy
1988 Manning, DannyDanny Manning Kansas
1989 Ferry, DannyDanny Ferry Duke (2)
1990 Simmons, LionelLionel Simmons La Salle
1991 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson UNLV
1992 Laettner, ChristianChristian Laettner Duke (3) Atlantic Coast Forward
1993 Cheaney, CalbertCalbert Cheaney Indiana (2) Big Ten Guard
1994 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson Purdue Big Ten Forward
1995 Smith, JoeJoe Smith Maryland Atlantic Coast Forward
1996 Camby, MarcusMarcus Camby Massachusetts Atlantic 10 Center Junior
1997 Duncan, TimTim Duncan Wake Forest Atlantic Coast Center Senior
1998 Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison North Carolina (2) Atlantic Coast Forward Junior
1999 Brand, EltonElton Brand Duke (4) Atlantic Coast Forward Sophomore
2000 Martin, KenyonKenyon Martin Cincinnati C-USA Forward Senior
2001 Battier, ShaneShane Battier Duke (5) Atlantic Coast Forward Senior
2002 Williams, JasonJason Williams Duke (6) Atlantic Coast Guard Junior
2003 Ford, T. J.T. J. Ford Texas Big 12 Guard Sophomore
2004 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Atlantic 10 Guard Senior
2005 Bogut, AndrewAndrew Bogut Utah Mountain West Center Sophomore
2006 Redick, J. J.J. J. Redick Duke (7) Atlantic Coast Guard Senior [1]
2007 Durant, KevinKevin Durant Texas (2) Big 12 Forward Freshman [2]
2008 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough North Carolina (3) Atlantic Coast Forward Junior [3]
2009 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin Oklahoma Big 12 Forward Sophomore [4]
Year Player College Position
1983 Donovan, AnneAnne Donovan Old Dominion
1984 Miller, CherylCheryl Miller USC
1985 Miller, CherylCheryl Miller (2) USC (2)
1986 Miller, CherylCheryl Miller (3) USC (3)
1987 Davis, ClarissaClarissa Davis Texas
1988 Wicks, SueSue Wicks Rutgers
1989 Davis, ClarissaClarissa Davis (2) Texas (2)
1990 Azzi, JenniferJennifer Azzi Stanford
1991 Staley, DawnDawn Staley Virginia
1992 Staley, DawnDawn Staley (2) Virginia (2)
1993 Swoopes, SherylSheryl Swoopes Texas Tech
1994 Leslie, LisaLisa Leslie USC (4)
1995 Lobo, RebeccaRebecca Lobo UConn
1996 Roundtree, SaudiaSaudia Roundtree Georgia
1997 Starbird, KateKate Starbird Stanford (2)
1998 Holdsclaw, ChamiqueChamique Holdsclaw Tennessee
1999 Holdsclaw, ChamiqueChamique Holdsclaw (2) Tennessee (2)
2000 Catchings, TamikaTamika Catchings Tennessee (3)
2001 Riley, RuthRuth Riley Notre Dame
2002 Bird, SueSue Bird UConn (2)
2003 Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi UConn (3)
2004 Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi (2) UConn (4)
2005 Augustus, SeimoneSeimone Augustus LSU
2006 Augustus, SeimoneSeimone Augustus (2) LSU (2)
2007 Harding, LindseyLindsey Harding Duke
2008 Parker, CandaceCandace Parker Tennessee (4)
2009 Moore, MayaMaya Moore UConn (5)



External links

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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