Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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ASUN Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Atlantic Sun Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1979
Most recentGarrison Mathews, Lipscomb

The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Atlantic Sun Conference's (ASUN) most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1978–79 season, the first year of the ASUN's existence, when it was known as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC). Only one player, Willie Jackson of Centenary, has won the award three times (1982–84).

Centenary has the most all-time winners with six, but they left the conference in 2000, when it was still known as the TAAC. There has been only one tie in the award's history, which occurred in 1997–98 between Mark Jones of Central Florida and Sedric Webber of the College of Charleston. Among the nine current ASUN members, five have had a winner: established members Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, and North Florida, plus the conference's two newest members, 2018 arrivals Liberty and North Alabama.

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 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Anthony Johnson won in 1997 while at the College of Charleston.
Season Player School Position Class
1978–79 Calvin Natt Northeast Louisiana SF Senior
1979–80 George Lett Centenary F Senior
1980–81 Benton Wade Mercer PF Senior
1981–82 Willie Jackson Centenary F Sophomore
1982–83 Willie Jackson (2) Centenary F Junior
1983–84 Willie Jackson (3) Centenary F Senior
1984–85 Sam Mitchell Mercer SF Senior
1985–86 Myron Jackson Arkansas–Little Rock PG / SG Junior
1986–87 Brian Newton Georgia Southern SF Senior
1987–88 Jeff Sanders Georgia Southern C Junior
1988–89 Jeff Sanders (2) Georgia Southern C Senior
1989–90 Larry Robinson Centenary SG Senior
1990–91 Patrick Greer Centenary PG Senior
1991–92 Tony Windless Georgia Southern SF Senior
1992–93 Kenny Brown Mercer G Senior
1993–94 Marion Busby College of Charleston G Junior
1994–95 Kerry Blackshear Stetson SG / SF Junior
1995–96 Thaddeus Delaney College of Charleston C Junior
1996–97 Anthony Johnson College of Charleston PG / SG Senior
1997–98 Mark Jones Central Florida SG Senior
1997–98 Sedric Webber College of Charleston PF Junior
1998–99 Reed Rawlings Samford PF Junior
1999–00 Detric Golden Troy PG Sophomore
2000–01 Shernard Long Georgia State SG / SF Senior
2001–02 Thomas Terrell Georgia State F Junior
2002–03 Adam Sonn Belmont PF / SF Senior
2003–04 Greg Davis Troy PG / SG Senior
2004–05 Mike Bell Florida Atlantic F Senior
2005–06 Tim Smith East Tennessee State PG Senior
2006–07 Courtney Pigram East Tennessee State PG Sophomore
2007–08 Thomas Sanders Gardner–Webb PG Senior
2008–09 Alex Renfroe Belmont PG Senior
2009–10 Adnan Hodžić Lipscomb C Junior
2010–11 Mike Smith[1] East Tennessee State SG Senior
2011–12 Torrey Craig[2] USC Upstate PF Sophomore
2012–13 Sherwood Brown[3] Florida Gulf Coast SG Senior
2013–14 Langston Hall[4] Mercer PG Senior
2014–15 Ty Greene[5] USC Upstate SG Senior
2015–16 Dallas Moore[6] North Florida PG Junior
2016–17 Dallas Moore (2)[7] North Florida PG Senior
2017–18 Brandon Goodwin[8] Florida Gulf Coast PG Senior
2018–19 Garrison Mathews[9] Lipscomb SG Senior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Centenary (1978)[a 1] 6 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991
College of Charleston (1992)[a 2] 4 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998
Georgia Southern (1980)[a 3] 4 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992
Mercer (1978)[a 4] 4 1981, 1985, 1993, 2014
East Tennessee State (2005)[a 4] 3 2006, 2007, 2011
Belmont (2001)[a 5] 2 2003, 2009
Florida Gulf Coast (2007) 2 2013, 2018
Georgia State (1984)[a 6] 2 2001, 2002
Lipscomb (2007) 2 2010, 2019
North Florida (2005) 2 2016, 2017
Troy (1997)[a 7] 2 2000, 2004
USC Upstate (2007)[a 8] 2 2012, 2015
Arkansas–Little Rock (1980)[a 9] 1 1986
Central Florida (1992)[a 10] 1 1998
Florida Atlantic (1993)[a 11] 1 2005
Gardner–Webb (2002)[a 12] 1 2008
Northeast Louisiana (1978)[a 13] 1 1979
Campbell (1994)[a 14] 0
Jacksonville (1997) 0
Kennesaw State (2005) 0
Liberty (2018)[a 15] 0
NJIT (2015) 0
North Alabama (2018)[a 15] 0
Northern Kentucky (2012)[a 16] 0
Oklahoma City (1978)[a 17] 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Centenary College of Louisiana left in 2000 and went independent. The Gents (and Ladies) have since dropped from Division I, and are now in the Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  2. ^ The College of Charleston left in 1998 to join the Southern Conference (SoCon), and is now in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
  3. ^ Georgia Southern University left in 1992 to join the SoCon, and is now in the Sun Belt Conference.
  4. ^ a b East Tennessee State University and Mercer University left in 2014 to join the SoCon.
  5. ^ Belmont University left in 2012 to join the Ohio Valley Conference.
  6. ^ Georgia State University left in 2005 to join the CAA, and is now in the Sun Belt.
  7. ^ Troy University left in 2005 to join the Sun Belt.
  8. ^ The University of South Carolina Upstate (USC Upstate) left in 2018 to join the Big South Conference.
  9. ^ The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, now branded athletically as "Little Rock", left in 1991 to join the Sun Belt.
  10. ^ The University of Central Florida (UCF) left in 2005 to join Conference USA (C-USA), and is now in the American Athletic Conference.
  11. ^ Florida Atlantic University left in 2006 to join the Sun Belt, and is now in C-USA.
  12. ^ Gardner–Webb University left in 2008 to join the Big South Conference.
  13. ^ The University of Louisiana at Monroe, then known as Northeast Louisiana University, left in 1983 to join the Southland Conference, and is now in the Sun Belt.
  14. ^ Campbell University left in 2011 to rejoin its pre-1994 home of the Big South Conference.
  15. ^ a b Liberty and North Alabama will play their first ASUN seasons in 2018–19.
  16. ^ Northern Kentucky left for the Horizon League in 2015.
  17. ^ Oklahoma City University was a charter TAAC member in 1978, but was only a member in the first season of 1978–79. The Chiefs, now the Stars, left to become a charter member of the Midwestern City Conference (now the Horizon League). Oklahoma City left the NCAA altogether in 1985, and is now a member of the NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference.

References[edit]

  • "Men's Basketball Record Book". Basketball Media Guide 2009–10 (pg. 39). Atlantic Sun Conference. 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  1. ^ Banks, Varidel Earn Atlantic Sun All-Conference Honors Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 1, 2011
  2. ^ Craig, Belmont Trio Highlight All-Conference Team Archived 2012-02-28 at the Wayback Machine, accessed February 27, 2012
  3. ^ A-Sun Announces Men's All-Conference Awards Via Video, accessed March 5, 2013
  4. ^ A-Sun Announces 2014 #ASunMBB All-Conference Awards, accessed March 3, 2014
  5. ^ Upstate's Ty Greene named A-Sun Player of the Year, accessed March 2, 2015
  6. ^ "North Florida's Moore Highlights @ASunMBB Postseason Honors" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "Back-to-back honors for Moore; FGCU collects three @ASUNMBB awards" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 26, 2017.
  8. ^ "FGCU's Goodwin grabs @ASUNMBB top honor; postseason awards announced" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Lipscomb's Mathews highlights 2019 @ASUNMBB postseason awards". Atlantic Sun Conference. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.