The Conference USA Mens Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to Conference USAs most outstanding player. The award was first given following C-USAs inaugural 1995–96 season, two players have received the award multiple times, Danny Fortson and Steve Logan. Coincidentally, both attended the University of Cincinnati. Another Bearcat, Kenyon Martin, won the C-USA Player of the Year award the season he was selected as the consensus National Player of the Year. Cincinnati and Memphis have the most awards, with five each, Memphis has the most individual winners, however, neither school is currently a member of the conference. Due to C-USA having lost many members in both the 2005 and early-2010s conference realignment cycles, only five of its current 14 members have had a winner, the three current C-USA members with more than one winner are Charlotte, Louisiana Tech, and Middle Tennessee. Conference USA Mens Basketball History and Records
Quentin Richardson is the only freshman to ever win the C-USA Player of the Year award.
NBA star Dwyane Wade rose to national prominence during his junior season in which he won the award.
Like Wade, Chris Douglas-Roberts won the award as a junior (2008).