NABC Player of the Year

List of NABC Player of the Year winners

Every year since 1975, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has awarded the NABC Player of the Year Award to recognize the top player in men’s Division I college basketball. The NABC has since added awards for the top Division II, Division III, NAIA and JUCO players. Duke is the program with the most Division I winners (six), followed by Kansas and North Carolina (four each). See also: NABC Coach of the Year

Year Player(s) School(s)
1975 David Thompson NC State
1976 Scott May Indiana
1977 Marques Johnson UCLA
1978 Phil Ford North Carolina
1979 Larry Bird Indiana State
1980 Michael Brooks La Salle
1981 Danny Ainge BYU
1982 Ralph Sampson Virginia
1983 Ralph Sampson (2) Virginia (2)
1984 Michael Jordan North Carolina (2)
1985 Patrick Ewing Georgetown
1986 Walter Berry St. John’s
1987 David Robinson Navy
1988 Danny Manning Kansas
1989 Sean Elliott Arizona
1990 Lionel Simmons La Salle (2)
1991 Larry Johnson UNLV
1992 Christian Laettner Duke
1993 Calbert Cheaney Indiana (2)
1994 Glenn Robinson Purdue
1995 Shawn Respert Michigan State
1996 Marcus Camby UMass
1997 Tim Duncan Wake Forest
1998 Antawn Jamison North Carolina (3)
1999 Elton Brand Duke (2)
2000 Kenyon Martin Cincinnati
2001 Jay Williams Duke (3)
2002 Drew Gooden Kansas (2)
Jay Williams (2) Duke (4)
2003 Nick Collison Kansas (3)
2004 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph’s
Emeka Okafor Connecticut
2005 Andrew Bogut Utah
2006 Adam Morrison Gonzaga
JJ Redick Duke (5)
2007 Kevin Durant Texas
2008 Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina (4)
2009 Blake Griffin Oklahoma
2010 Evan Turner Ohio State
2011 Jimmer Fredette BYU (2)
2012 Draymond Green Michigan State (2)
2013 Trey Burke Michigan
2014 Doug McDermott Creighton
2015 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin
2016 Denzel Valentine Michigan State (3)
2017 Frank Mason III Kansas (4)
2018 Jalen Brunson Villanova
2019 Zion Williamson Duke (6)
2020 Obi Toppin Dayton
2021 Luka Garza Iowa
2022 Oscar Tshiebwe Kentucky
2023

< NABC Player of the Year >

<< Awards & Championships >>