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The Oscar Robertson Trophy is given out annually to outstanding men's college basketball players by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The trophy is considered to be the oldest of its kind and has been given out since 1959.

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History

USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959, which makes it the oldest running trophy for the college player of the year. The USBWA annually selects a player of the year and All-America teams for both men and women in college basketball. The USBWA men's player of the year award is now called the Oscar Robertson Trophy.

The USBWA also selects a national coach of the year for men and women, with the men's award named after legendary coach Henry Iba. It was renamed after the college and professional legend Oscar Robertson in 1998. Five nominees are presented and the individual with the most votes receives the award during the NCAA Final Four. The Oscar Robertson Trophy, previously known as the Player of the Year Award, was renamed in 1998 because of Robertson’s outstanding career and his continuing efforts to promote the game of basketball. He averaged 32.6 points per game in his sophomore year at Cincinnati.

2010 finalists

The 16 finalists for the 2010 award are:

  1. Cole Aldrich, Kansas, Jr.*
  2. James Anderson, Oklahoma State, Jr.*
  3. Sherron Collins, Kansas, Sr.*
  4. DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky, Fr.*
  5. Devan Downey, South Carolina, Sr.
  6. Jimmer Fredette, BYU, Jr.*
  7. Luke Harangody, Notre Dame, Sr.*
  8. Robbie Hummel, Purdue, Jr.*
  9. Damion James, Texas, Sr.*
  10. Wesley Johnson, Syracuse, Jr.*
  11. Dominique Jones, South Florida, Jr.*
  12. Greg Monroe, Georgetown, So.*
  13. Scottie Reynolds, Villanova, Sr.*
  14. Jon Scheyer, Duke, Sr.*
  15. Evan Turner, Ohio State, So.*
  16. John Wall, Kentucky, Fr.*

*Also one of the 26 finalists for the 2010 John R. Wooden Award, given annually to the National Player of the Year in college basketball as determined by the The Los Angeles Athletic Club.[1]

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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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