Big Eight Player of the Year

List of Big Eight Player of the Year winners

The Big Eight Conference awarded Big Eight Player of the Year honors nearly season from 1956-57 through 1995-96 (except for 1960-67). Two players won the award three times each – Oklahoma’s Wayman Tisdale (1983-85) and Kansas’ Danny Manning (1986-88) – while six others won it twice each. Missouri was the program with the most winners (eight), followed by Kansas State, Oklahoma and Kansas (seven each). See also: Big Eight Coach of the Year

Year Player(s) School(s)
1957 Gary Thompson Iowa State
1958 Bob Boozer Kansas State
1959 Bob Boozer (2) Kansas State (2)
1960-67 none none
1968 Donald Smith Iowa State (2)
1969 Cliff Meely Colorado
1970 Dave Robisch Kansas
1971 Cliff Meely (2) Colorado (2)
Dave Robisch (2) Kansas (2)
1972 Bud Stallworth Kansas (3)
1973 Lon Kruger Kansas State (3)
1974 Lon Kruger (2) Kansas State (4)
1975 Alvan Adams Oklahoma
1976 Willie Smith Missouri
1977 Kim Anderson Missouri (2)
Mike Evans Kansas State (5)
1978 Mike Evans (2) Kansas State (6)
1979 John McCullough Oklahoma (2)
1980 Rolando Blackman Kansas State (7)
1981 Andre Smith Nebraska
1982 Ricky Frazier Missouri (3)
1983 Steve Stipanovich Missouri (4)
Wayman Tisdale Oklahoma (3)
1984 Wayman Tisdale (2) Oklahoma (4)
1985 Wayman Tisdale (3) Oklahoma (5)
1986 Danny Manning Kansas (4)
1987 Danny Manning (2) Kansas (5)
1988 Danny Manning (3) Kansas (6)
1989 Stacey King Oklahoma (6)
1990 Doug Smith Missouri (5)
1991 Byron Houston Oklahoma State
Doug Smith (2) Missouri (6)
1992 Anthony Peeler Missouri (7)
1993 Bryant Reeves Oklahoma State (2)
1994 Melvin Booker Missouri (8)
1995 Ryan Minor Oklahoma (7)
Bryant Reeves (2) Oklahoma State (3)
1996 Jacque Vaughn Kansas (7)

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