Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Ivy League
CountryUnited States
First award1975
Most recentMiye Oni, Yale

The Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Ivy League's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1974–75 season. There have been six players honored on two occasions: Craig Robinson, Kit Mueller, Jerome Allen, Ugonna Onyekwe, Ibrahim Jaaber and Justin Sears. No player has ever won the award three times.

There have been two ties for player of the year in the award's history; the first time occurred in the 1981–82 season, when Paul Little of Penn shared the award with Craig Robinson of Princeton; the other was at the 1992–93 season's conclusion, when Jerome Allen of Penn tied Buck Jenkins of Columbia.


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 Ivy League Player of the Year award at that point


Craig Robinson is smiling for the camera while attending a very formal ball. He is wearing a dark black suit that has visible grey-colored lines running vertically through it, his white undershirt is complemented by a shiny, solid black tie.
Craig Robinson won the award twice while at Princeton. Today, he is the brother-in-law of former United States President Barack Obama.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1974–75 Ron Haigler Penn Power forward Senior
1975–76 Armond Hill Princeton Point guard Senior
1976–77 Frank Sowinski Princeton Small forward Junior
1977–78 Keven McDonald Penn Small forward Senior
1978–79 Tony Price Penn Forward Senior
1979–80 Peter Moss Brown Senior
1980–81 Larry Lawrence Dartmouth Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1981–82 Paul Little Penn Junior
1981–82 Craig Robinson Princeton Forward Junior
1982–83 Craig Robinson (2) Princeton Forward Senior
1983–84 Joe Carrabino Harvard Power forward Junior
1984–85 Ken Bantum Cornell Center Senior
1985–86 Jim Turner Brown Center Senior
1986–87 Perry Bromwell Penn Shooting Guard Senior
1987–88 Paul Maley Yale Power forward Senior
1988–89 Bob Scrabis Princeton Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1989–90 Kit Mueller Princeton Center Junior
1990–91 Kit Mueller (2) Princeton Center Senior
1991–92 Sean Jackson Princeton Shooting guard Senior
1992–93 Jerome Allen Penn Shooting guard Sophomore
1992–93 Buck Jenkins Columbia Small forward Senior
1993–94 Jerome Allen (2) Penn Shooting guard Junior
1994–95 Matt Maloney Penn Shooting guard Senior
1995–96 Ira Bowman Penn Guard Senior
1996–97 Sydney Johnson Princeton Guard/Forward Senior
1997–98 Steve Goodrich Princeton Center Senior
1998–99 Brian Earl Princeton Shooting guard Senior
1999–00 Michael-Hakim Jordan Penn Point guard Senior
2000–01 Craig Austin Columbia Small forward Junior
2001–02 Ugonna Onyekwe Penn Power forward Junior
2002–03 Ugonna Onyekwe (2) Penn Power forward Senior
2003–04 Jason Forte Brown Point guard Junior
2004–05 Tim Begley Penn Shooting guard Senior
2005–06 Ibrahim Jaaber Penn Point guard Junior
2006–07 Ibrahim Jaaber (2) Penn Point guard Senior
2007–08 Louis Dale Cornell Point guard Sophomore
2008–09 Alex Barnett Dartmouth Small forward Senior
2009–10 Ryan Wittman Cornell Small forward Senior
2010–11 Keith Wright Harvard Power forward Junior
2011–12 Zack Rosen Penn Point guard Senior [1]
2012–13 Ian Hummer Princeton Small forward Senior [2]
2013–14 Wesley Saunders Harvard Small forward Junior
2014–15 Justin Sears Yale Small forward Junior
2015–16 Justin Sears (2) Yale Small forward Senior [3]
2016–17 Spencer Weisz Princeton Forward Senior [4]
2017–18 Seth Towns Harvard Forward Sophomore [5]
2018–19 Miye Oni Yale Shooting guard Junior [6]

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Penn 16 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
Princeton 13 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2013, 2017
Harvard 4 1984, 2011, 2014, 2018
Yale 4 1988, 2015, 2016, 2019
Brown 3 1980, 1986, 2004
Cornell 3 1985, 2008, 2010
Columbia 2 1993, 2001
Dartmouth 2 1981, 2009


"Men's Ivy League Outstanding Performers". Ivy League Sports. 2009. Archived from the original on April 29, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2009.