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Encyclopedia > Naismith College Player of the Year

The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketball's top male and female player. The first award was given to Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in 1969. The first women's award was given in 1983. This article is about the sport. ... James Naismith James A. Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was the inventor of the sport of basketball and the first to introduce the use of a helmet in American football. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ...


The Naismith Board of Selectors comprises the following groups: National Advisory Board, Former Naismith Collegiate Player of the Year Award winners, NCAA Division I Men and Women Head Basketball coaches, NCAA Division I Conference Commissioners, and Selected Media (College Basketball Writers, General Sports Columnists, Television sportscasters in major cities, and Television play-by-play and color analysts covering college basketball.) NCAA redirects here. ...


The Naismith Trophy was sculpted in 1983 by Martin C. Dawe of Atlanta. Each winner receives a bronze copy. Sculptor redirects here. ... This article is about the metal alloy. ...

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Award winners – men

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... The UCLA Bruins mens basketball program, established in 1920, owns a record 11 NCAA championships. ... Peter Press Maravich (June 22, 1947 – January 5, 1988) was an American basketball player known for his dazzling ballhandling, incredible shooting abilities, and creative passing. ... City Baton Rouge, Louisiana Team Colors Purple and gold Head Coach John Brady Home Stadium Pete Maravich Assembly Center League/Conference affiliations NCAA Division I Southeastern Conference Western Division Team History All-Time Record 1329-995 National Championships (1) 1935^ Final Four Appearances (4) 1953, 1981, 1986, 2006 Conference Championships... Austin George Carr (born March 10, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is a former professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Wild Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... The UCLA Bruins mens basketball program, established in 1920, owns a record 11 NCAA championships. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Wild Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... The UCLA Bruins mens basketball program, established in 1920, owns a record 11 NCAA championships. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Wild Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... The UCLA Bruins mens basketball program, established in 1920, owns a record 11 NCAA championships. ... David ONeil Thompson (born July 13, 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina) is a former American professional basketball star with the Denver Nuggets of both the National Basketball Association (NBA) and American Basketball Association (ABA), as well as the Seattle SuperSonics. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1974, 1983 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1950, 1974, 1983 Conference Tournament Champions 1954, 1955, 1956, 1959, 1965, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1983, 1987 Conference Regular Season Champions 1955, 1956, 1959, 1973, 1974, 1985, 1989 The NC State Wolfpack Mens basketball program is considered one of the more... Scott Glenn May (born March 19, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1940, 1953, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 2002 Conference Regular Season Champions 1926, 1928, 1935, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2002 The Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball... Marques Kevin Johnson (born February 6, 1956 in Nachitoches, Louisiana) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, playing for the Milwaukee Bucks (1977-84), Los Angeles Clippers (1984-87), and Golden State Warriors (1989-90). ... The UCLA Bruins mens basketball program, established in 1920, owns a record 11 NCAA championships. ... The Marquette Golden Eagles (formerly known as the Marquette Warriors) is the name of the various sports teams of Marquette University. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956) is a retired American NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, and one of the best clutch performers in the history of sports. ... Indiana State University (ISU) is a public university that is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. ... Mark Aguirre (born December 10, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American NBA player. ... DePaul University[1] is a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded by the Vincentians in 1898, the university takes its name from the 17th century French priest who valued philanthropy, Saint Vincent de Paul. ... Image:Ralph Sampson. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1981, 1984 Conference Tournament Champions 1976 Conference Regular Season Champions 1981, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2007 Main article: Virginia Cavaliers The Virginia Cavaliers are NCAA Division I mens and womens college basketball programs and members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Image:Ralph Sampson. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1981, 1984 Conference Tournament Champions 1976 Conference Regular Season Champions 1981, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2007 Main article: Virginia Cavaliers The Virginia Cavaliers are NCAA Division I mens and womens college basketball programs and members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Image:Ralph Sampson. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1981, 1984 Conference Tournament Champions 1976 Conference Regular Season Champions 1981, 1982, 1983, 1995, 2007 Main article: Virginia Cavaliers The Virginia Cavaliers are NCAA Division I mens and womens college basketball programs and members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... The Georgetown University Mens Basketball team (which, like all sports teams at Georgetown University, is named the Georgetown Hoyas) is a well-known basketball program in the NCAA. Georgetowns first intercollegiate mens basketball team was formed in 1907; the team played its first game February 9, 1907... Johnny Dawkins (born September 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C.) is a former star college basketball player at Duke University and point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers and is currently the associate head coach at Duke. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... David Maurice Robinson (born August 6, 1965)) is a retired American NBA basketball player, who is often considered one of the greatest centers to ever play the game. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Daniel Ricardo Manning (born May 17, 1966 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. ... NCAA Pre-Tournament Era Champions 1922, 1923 NCAA Tournament Champions 1952, 1988 NCAA Tournament Runner Up 1940, 1953, 1957, 1991, 2003 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1940, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1971, 1974, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1993, 2002, 2003 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight 1940, 1952, 1953, 1957, 1960, 1966, 1971, 1974, 1986... Daniel John Willard Danny Ferry (born October 17, 1966 in Hyattsville, Maryland) is a former pro basketball player and current General Manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... Lionel L-Train Simmons (born November 14, 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former professional basketball player. ... The La Salle Explorers Mens Basketball Team is a historic basketball program at La Salle University. ... For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). ... The UNLV Runnin Rebels are a NCAA Division I mens basketball team who play at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Christian Donald Laettner (born August 17, 1969 in Angola, New York) is a former professional basketball player who played 13 seasons in the NBA and an American entrepreneur. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... Calbert Nathaniel Cheaney (born July 17, 1971 in Evansville, Indiana) is a veteran basketball player in the NBA currently a free agent. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981, 1987 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1940, 1953, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1987, 1992, 2002 Conference Regular Season Champions 1926, 1928, 1935, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 2002 The Indiana Hoosiers mens basketball... Glenn Big Dog Robinson (born January 10, 1973 in Gary, Indiana) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA, currently not on any team and inactive. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1969, 1980 Conference Regular Season Champions 1911, 1912, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1930, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1940, 1969, 1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1994, 1995, 1996 The Purdue Boilermakers basketball team is a college basketball program that competes in NCAA Division I and the Big... Joseph Leynard Joe Smith (born July 26, 1975 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets in the NBA. His height is listed as 610. Smith attended Maury High School and played at the University of Maryland. ... // Current Roster Inside Comcast Center The Terps have played at the Comcast Center since it opened in 2002. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... The UMass Minutemen are the athletic teams that represent the University of Massachusetts Amherst in NCAA Division I sports competition. ... Timothy Tim Theodore Duncan (born April 25, 1976 in Christiansted, St. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1962 Conference Tournament Champions 1961, 1962, 1995, 1996 Conference Regular Season Champions 1960, 1962, 1995, 2003 The Wake Forest Demon Deacons Mens basketball team participates in the Atlantic Coast Conference and their homecourt is the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. ... Antawn Cortez Jamison [pronounced an-TWAHN] (born June 12, 1976, in Shreveport, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions... Elton Tyron Brand (born March 11, 1979 in Peekskill, New York) is an American All-Star professional basketball player for the National Basketball Associations Los Angeles Clippers and the USA National Team. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... Kenyon Lee Martin (born December 30, 1977 in Saginaw, Michigan), is an American professional basketball player. ... The Cincinnati Bearcats are the NCAA athletic teams representing the University of Cincinnati. ... Shane Courtney Battier (born September 9, 1978 in Birmingham, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association and the U.S. national team. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... Jason Jay Williams (born September 10, 1981 in Plainfield, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... Terrance Jerod T.J. Ford (born March 24, 1983, in Houston, Texas) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA, currently playing for the Toronto Raptors as point guard. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1943, 1947, 2003 Conference Tournament Champions Southwest Conference: 1994, 1995 Conference Regular Season Champions Southwest Conference: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1933, 1939, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995 Big 12 Conference: 1999, 2006 The Texas Longhorns... Jameer Nelson (born February 9, 1982 in Chester, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the NBA. He is most famous for being one of the most popular stars of mens college basketball in the early 2000s, representing Saint Josephs University of Philadelphia. ... This article is about the university in the United States. ... Andrew Michael Bogut (born November 28, 1984) is an Australian professional basketball player. ... The University of Utah Utes have consistently been one of the most successful basketball programs in the NCAA. They are currently a NCAA Division I program that plays in the Mountain West Conference. ... Jonathan Clay J.J. Redick (born June 24, 1984 in Cookeville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player at the shooting guard position who was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1991, 1992, 2001 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1999, 2001, 2004 Conference Tournament Champions 1938, 1941, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966, 1978, 1986, 1988, 1992, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Conference Regular Season... Kevin Wayne Durant (born September 29, 1988 in Washington, D.C.[9][10]) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Seattle SuperSonics, picked second in the 2007 NBA Draft from the University of Texas. ... NCAA Tournament Final Four 1943, 1947, 2003 Conference Tournament Champions Southwest Conference: 1994, 1995 Conference Regular Season Champions Southwest Conference: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1919, 1924, 1933, 1939, 1943, 1947, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1995 Big 12 Conference: 1999, 2006 The Texas Longhorns... Andrew Tyler Hansbrough (born November 3, 1985 in Columbia, Missouri), is an American collegiate basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels mens basketball team. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1957, 1982, 1993, 2005 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1946, 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2005 Conference Tournament Champions 1957, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2007 Conference Regular Season Champions...

Award winners – women

Anne Donovan (born November 1, 1961 in Ridgewood, New Jersey) is one of the most decorated figures in womens basketball, both as a dominant player in college and as a head coach in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Old Dominion University (ODU) is a public research university located in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S. It was established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. ... Cheryl Miller (born on January 3, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a former college basketball player and coach, and considered by many the best female player in the history of the game. ... // USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... NCAA Tournament Champions 1986 NCAA Tournament Final Four 1986, 1987, 2003 Conference Tournament Champions Southwest Conference: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994 Big 12 Conference: 2003 Conference Regular Season Champions Southwest Conference: 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 1996 Big 12 Conference: 2003, 2004... Sue Wicks (born Susan Joy Wicks on November 26, 1966 in Center Moriches, New York) is a former WNBA basketball player, who played with the New York Liberty from 1997 to 2002. ... The Scarlet Knights are the athletic teams for Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (also known as Rutgers University). ... Jennifer Lynn Azzi (born on August 31, 1968, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... Dawn Staley on the Houston Comets Dawn Michelle Staley (born May 4, 1970 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an US-American basketball player and coach. ... The Virginia Cavaliers are the athletics teams of the University of Virginia. ... Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is an American professional basketball player, currently playing for the Houston Comets in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas, established in 1923 originally as Texas Technological College. ... Lisa Leslie (born July 7, 1972 in Gardena, California) is a WNBA player currently playing for the Los Angeles Sparks. ... Rebecca Rose Lobo (born October 6, 1973 in Southwick, Massachusetts) is an American television basketball analyst and a former player in the professional Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2003. ... The Connecticut Huskies, also known as the UConn Huskies, are the athletic teams of the University of Connecticut. ... Saudia Roundtree was born October 4, 1976 Anderson, South Carolina. ... Kate Starbird (born in West Point, New York on July 30, 1975) is a guard for the WNBAs Indiana Fever basketball team. ... Having no offical mascot, the athletic teams at Stanford University are referred to as Stanford Cardinal. ... Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977 in Astoria, New York) is a basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... The Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball team is one of the most prominent teams in U.S. womens college basketball. ... Tamika Catchings (born on July 21, 1979) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Indiana Fever. ... Ruth Ellen Riley (born August 28, 1979) is an American professional basketball player (a center) in the Womens National Basketball Association and the National Womens Basketball League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Suzanne Brigit Bird (born October 16, 1980) is a professional womens basketball player. ... Diana Lurena Taurasi (born June 11, 1982 in Chino, California) is a professional basketball player who plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Seimone Augustus Seimone Augustus (born April 30, 1984 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. ... The LSU Lady Tigers basketball team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I womens college basketball. ... Lindsey Marcie Harding (born June 12, 1984)) is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the Minnesota Lynx. ... Duke Universitys 26 varsity sports teams, known as the Blue Devils, compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference. ... Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986 in St. ...

See also

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