Naismith College Player of the Year

About

Annual award given to both the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players. It is named after the inventor of basketball, James Naismith

Trivia

The award was initially given to only men until 1983. The first female winner of the honor was Anne Donovan of Old Dominion University.

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Established
1969
Sport
Basketball
First Winner
Lew Alcindor
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Winners

1
Michael Jordan, 58
1984
2
Kevin Durant, 32
2007
3
Larry Bird, 64
1979
4
Anthony Davis, 28
2012
5
Blake Griffin, 32
2009
6
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 74
1969
7
Candace Parker, 35
2008
8
Tim Duncan, 45
1997
9
JJ Redick, 36
2006
10
Sue Bird, 40
2002
11
Maya Moore, 31
2009, 2011
12
Buddy Hield, 28
2016
13
Patrick Ewing, 58
1985
14
Breanna Stewart, 26
2014, 2015, 2016
15
Brittney Griner, 30
2012, 2013
16
Pete Maravich (1947-1988)
1970
17
Lisa Leslie, 48
1994
18
Andrew Bogut, 36
2005
19
Joe Smith, 45
1995
20
David Robinson, 55
1987
21
Diana Taurasi, 38
2003, 2004
22
Jay Williams, 39
2002
23
Frank Kaminsky, 28
2015
24
Trey Burke, 28
2013
25
Jimmer Fredette, 32
2011
26
Bill Walton, 68
1972, 1973, 1974
27
Doug McDermott, 29
2014
28
A'ja Wilson, 24
2018
29
Kenyon Martin, 43
2000
30
Evan Turner, 32
2010
31
Frank Mason III, 27
2017
32
Larry Johnson, 52
1991
33
Christian Laettner, 51
1992
34
Tamika Catchings, 41
2000
35
David Thompson, 66
1975
36
Sheryl Swoopes, 50
1993
37
Kelsey Plum, 26
2017
38
Jalen Brunson, 24
2018
39
Jameer Nelson, 39
2004
40
Ralph Sampson, 60
1981, 1982, 1983
41
Shane Battier, 42
2001
42
Elton Brand, 42
1999
43
Rebecca Lobo, 47
1995
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Tyler Hansbrough, 35
2008
45
Seimone Augustus, 37
2005, 2006
46
Tina Charles, 32
2010
47
Austin Carr, 73
1971
48
Marcus Camby, 47
1996

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