Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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A–10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Atlantic 10 Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1977
Most recentJón Axel Guðmundsson, Davidson

The Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Atlantic 10 Conference's (A–10) most outstanding player. The award was first given following the conference's inaugural 1976–77 season, when the conference was officially known as the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League but popularly known as the Eastern 8. David West of Xavier is the only player to have won the award three times (2001–03). Four other players—James Bailey, Earl Belcher, Greg Jones and Steven Smith—have won the award twice. Two players—Marcus Camby (1996) and Jameer Nelson (2004)—have also won the award in the same season that they were named the Naismith College Player of the Year or received the John R. Wooden Award, the nation's two most prestigious men's college basketball awards.

As of 2018, Temple has the most all-time winners with ten, but the Owls left for the American Athletic Conference in July 2013. Among schools remaining in the conference beyond 2013, Saint Joseph's and UMass have the most winners, with five each. There have been three ties in the award's history (1983, 2005, 2018). Four current member schools have had no winners—Dayton, Fordham, George Mason, and VCU. However, of these schools, only Dayton and Fordham were A-10 members before 2012.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year (1904–05 to 1978–79)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1954–55 to 1995–96)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1968–69 to present)
John R. Wooden Award (1976–77 to present)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the A-10 Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Harper Williams was the 1992 player of the year.
Marcus Camby won in 1996 while at UMass.
At Temple, Juan "Pepe" Sánchez won the award in 2000.
Jameer Nelson (left) won in 2004 while at Saint Joseph's.
Season Player School Position Class
1976–77 Norm Nixon Duquesne PG Senior
1977–78 James Bailey Rutgers F / C Junior
1978–79 James Bailey (2) Rutgers F / C Senior
1979–80 Earl Belcher St. Bonaventure F Junior
1980–81 Earl Belcher (2) St. Bonaventure F Senior
1981–82 Greg Jones West Virginia PG Junior
1982–83 Roy Hinson Rutgers C Senior
1982–83 Greg Jones (2) West Virginia PG Senior
1983–84 Terence Stansbury Temple SG Senior
1984–85 Granger Hall Temple C Senior
1985–86 Maurice Martin Saint Joseph's SF / SG Senior
1986–87 Nate Blackwell Temple G Senior
1987–88 Tim Perry Temple PF Senior
1988–89 Mark Macon Temple SG Sophomore
1989–90 Kenny Green Rhode Island C Senior
1990–91 Keith Hughes Rutgers PF Senior
1991–92 Harper Williams UMass PF / C Junior
1992–93 Aaron McKie Temple PG / SG Junior
1993–94 Eddie Jones Temple SG Senior
1994–95 Lou Roe UMass F Senior
1995–96 Marcus Camby* UMass C Junior
1996–97 Marc Jackson Temple C Senior
1997–98 Cuttino Mobley Rhode Island PG / SG Senior
1998–99 Shawnta Rogers George Washington PG Senior
1999–00 Pepe Sánchez Temple PG Senior
2000–01 David West Xavier PF Sophomore
2001–02 David West (2) Xavier PF Junior
2002–03 David West (3) Xavier PF Senior
2003–04 Jameer Nelson* Saint Joseph's PG Senior
2004–05 Pat Carroll Saint Joseph's SG Senior
2004–05 Steven Smith La Salle SF Junior
2005–06 Steven Smith (2) La Salle SF Senior
2006–07 Stephane Lasme UMass PF Senior
2007–08 Gary Forbes UMass SF / SG Senior
2008–09 Ahmad Nivins Saint Joseph's PF / C Senior
2009–10 Kevin Anderson Richmond PG Junior
2010–11 Tu Holloway Xavier PG Junior
2011–12 Andrew Nicholson St. Bonaventure PF Senior
2012–13 Khalif Wyatt Temple SG Senior
2013–14 Jordair Jett Saint Louis SG Senior
2014–15 Tyler Kalinoski Davidson PG Senior
2015–16 DeAndre' Bembry Saint Joseph's F Junior
2016–17 T. J. Cline[1] Richmond F / C Senior
2017–18 Jaylen Adams St. Bonaventure PG Senior
2017–18 Peyton Aldridge Davidson SF Senior
2018–19 Jón Axel Guðmundsson[a] Davidson G Junior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Temple (1982)[b] 10 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2013
Saint Joseph's (1982) 5 1986, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2016
UMass (1976) 5 1992, 1995, 1996, 2007, 2008
Rutgers (1976)[c] 4 1978, 1979, 1983, 1991
St. Bonaventure (1979) 4 1980, 1981, 2012, 2018
Xavier (1995)[d] 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011
Davidson (2014) 3 2015, 2018, 2019
La Salle (1995) 2 2005, 2006
Rhode Island (1980) 2 1990, 1998
Richmond (2001) 2 2010, 2017
West Virginia (1976)[c] 2 1982, 1983
Duquesne (1976)[e] 1 1977
George Washington (1976) 1 1999
Saint Louis (2005) 1 2014
Dayton (1995) 0
Fordham (1995) 0
George Mason (2013) 0
Charlotte (2005)[f] 0
Butler (2012)[d] 0
VCU (2012) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The 2018–19 award winner is properly referred to as Jón Axel. He is a native of Iceland, in which the standard naming system does not include family names, instead using one or more given names followed by a patronymic (as in his case) or sometimes a matronymic.
  2. ^ Temple University left in 2013 to join the American Athletic Conference (The American).
  3. ^ a b Rutgers University and West Virginia University left in 1995 to join their football teams in the original Big East. Rutgers remained in The American in the 2013–14 season before leaving for the Big Ten Conference. West Virginia left in 2012 to join the Big 12 Conference.
  4. ^ a b Xavier University and Butler University left in July 2013 to join the current Big East Conference, the latter after only one season in the A–10.
  5. ^ Duquesne University left the A–10 for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference during the 1992–93 academic year, but returned the following season.
  6. ^ The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, known for sports purposes as Charlotte, left in 2013 for Conference USA.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cline Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Miller Voted as Coach of the Year" (Press release). Atlantic 10 Conference. March 7, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.