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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Naismith College Player of the Year Winners

1
Michael Jordan, 59
1984
2
Kevin Durant, 34
2007
3
Larry Bird, 65
1979
4
Anthony Davis, 29
2012
5
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 75
1969
6
Blake Griffin, 33
2009
7
Tim Duncan, 46
1997
8
Candace Parker, 36
2008
9
Brittney Griner, 31
2012, 2013
10
Sue Bird, 41
2002
11
David Robinson, 57
1987
12
Patrick Ewing, 60
1985
13
Lisa Leslie, 50
1994
14
Maya Moore, 33
2009, 2011
15
JJ Redick, 38
2006
16
A'ja Wilson, 26
2018
17
Buddy Hield, 29
2016
18
Pete Maravich (1947-1988)
1970
19
Kelsey Plum, 28
2017
20
Breanna Stewart, 28
2014, 2015, 2016
21
Diana Taurasi, 40
2003, 2004
22
Joe Smith, 47
1995
23
Andrew Bogut, 37
2005
24
Bill Walton, 69
1972, 1973, 1974
25
Frank Kaminsky, 29
2015
26
Jay Williams, 41
2002
27
Jalen Brunson, 26
2018
28
Larry Johnson, 53
1991
29
Jimmer Fredette, 33
2011
30
Trey Burke, 29
2013
31
David Thompson, 68
1975
32
Doug McDermott, 30
2014
33
Sheryl Swoopes, 51
1993
34
Rebecca Lobo, 48
1995
35
Evan Turner, 33
2010
36
Kenyon Martin, 44
2000
37
Tamika Catchings, 43
2000
38
Frank Mason III, 28
2017
39
Christian Laettner, 53
1992
40
Shane Battier, 44
2001
41
Jameer Nelson, 40
2004
42
Glenn Robinson, 49
1994
43
Ralph Sampson, 62
1981, 1982, 1983
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Tyler Hansbrough, 36
2008
45
Elton Brand, 43
1999
46
Marcus Camby, 48
1996
47
Danny Manning, 56
1988
48
Tina Charles, 33
2010

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