Big Ten Player of the Year

List of Big Ten Player of the Year winners

The Big Ten Conference has awarded Big Ten Player of the Year honors every season since 1984-85. Only three players have won the award multiple times (two each): Ohio State‘s Jim Jackson (1991-92), Michigan State‘s Mateen Cleaves (1998-99) and Iowa‘s Luka Garza (2020-21). Michigan State is the program with the most awards (nine), followed by Ohio State (seven) and Indiana (six). Originally awarded by both the media and conference coaches, it has been decided by the coaches only since 1992. See also: Big Ten Coach of the Year

Year Player(s) School(s)
1985 Roy Tarpley Michigan
1986 Scott Skiles Michigan State
1987 Dennis Hopson Ohio State
1988 Gary Grant Michigan (2)
1989 Jay Edwards Indiana
Glen Rice Michigan (3)
1990 Steve Scheffler Purdue
1991 Jim Jackson Ohio State (2)
1992 Jim Jackson (2) Ohio State (3)
1993 Calbert Cheaney Indiana (2)
1994 Glenn Robinson Purdue (2)
1995 Shawn Respert Michigan State (2)
1996 Brian Evans Indiana (3)
1997 * Bobby Jackson * Minnesota *
1998 Mateen Cleaves Michigan State (3)
1999 Mateen Cleaves (2) Michigan State (4)
Scoonie Penn Ohio State (4)
2000 A. J. Guyton Indiana (4)
Morris Peterson Michigan State (5)
2001 Frank Williams Illinois
2002 Jared Jeffries Indiana (5)
2003 Brian Cook Illinois (2)
2004 Devin Harris Wisconsin
2005 Dee Brown Illinois (3)
2006 Terence Dials Ohio State (5)
2007 Alando Tucker Wisconsin (2)
2008 D. J. White Indiana (6)
2009 Kalin Lucas Michigan State (6)
2010 Evan Turner Ohio State (6)
2011 JaJuan Johnson Purdue (3)
2012 Draymond Green Michigan State (7)
2013 Trey Burke Michigan (4)
2014 Nik Stauskas Michigan (5)
2015 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin (3)
2016 Denzel Valentine Michigan State (8)
2017 Caleb Swanigan Purdue (4)
2018 Keita Bates-Diop Ohio State (7)
2019 Cassius Winston Michigan State (9)
2020 Luka Garza Iowa
2021 Luka Garza (2) Iowa (2)
2022 Johnny Davis Wisconsin (4)
2023

* the 1997 award was vacated due to NCAA Infractions committed by Clem Haskins at Minnesota

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