Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forMost outstanding basketball player in Mountain West Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award2000
Most recentSam Merrill, Utah State

The Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Mountain West Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1999–00 season—the first year of the conference's existence; as of 2015, no player has received the award multiple times. Two winners of the conference award were consensus national Players of the Year—Andrew Bogut of the University of Utah in 2004–05 and Jimmer Fredette of Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2010–11.

BYU has the most winners with five, with New Mexico and Utah in second place with four. In addition to New Mexico, current conference members with a winner also include San Diego State with three and Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, Nevada and Utah State with one each (BYU and Utah both left for other conferences in 2011); the remaining four all-sports members are yet to have a winner—charter members UNLV and Wyoming, and 2013 arrival San Jose State.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
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 Mountain West Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Andrew Bogut is one of three sophomores to win the MWC Player of the Year award. He was also selected as the national player of the year in 2005.
Like Bogut, Jimmer Fredette was the concurrent national player of the year.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1999–00 Alex Jensen Utah F Senior
2000–01 Mekeli Wesley Brigham Young F Senior
2001–02 Britton Johnsen Utah F Junior
2002–03 Ruben Douglas New Mexico PG/SG Senior
2003–04 Rafael Araújo Brigham Young C Senior
2003–04 Nick Welch Air Force C Sophomore
2004–05 Andrew Bogut* Utah PF/C Sophomore
2005–06 Brandon Heath San Diego State SG Junior
2006–07 Keena Young Brigham Young G Senior
2007–08 Lee Cummard Brigham Young SF Junior
2007–08 J. R. Giddens New Mexico SG Senior
2008–09 Luke Nevill Utah C Senior
2009–10 Darington Hobson New Mexico SF Junior
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette* Brigham Young PG Senior [1]
2011–12 Jamaal Franklin San Diego State SG Sophomore [2]
2012–13 Kendall Williams New Mexico SG Junior [3]
2013–14 Xavier Thames San Diego State SG Senior [4]
2014–15 Derrick Marks Boise State SG Senior [5]
2015–16 Marvelle Harris Fresno State SG Senior [6]
2016–17 Gian Clavell Colorado State SG Senior [7]
2017–18 Caleb Martin Nevada SF Junior [8]
2018–19 Sam Merrill Utah State PG Junior [9]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Brigham Young (1999)[a 1] 5 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011
New Mexico (1999) 4 2003, 2008, 2010, 2013
Utah (1999)[a 2] 4 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009
San Diego State (1999) 3 2006, 2012, 2014
Air Force (1999) 1 2004
Boise State (2011) 1 2015
Colorado State (1999) 1 2017
Fresno State (2012) 1 2016
Nevada (2012) 1 2018
Utah State (2013) 1 2019
San Jose State (2013) 0
Texas Christian (TCU) (2005)[a 3] 0
UNLV (1999) 0
Wyoming (1999) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ BYU left in 2011 to join the West Coast Conference.
  2. ^ Utah left in 2011 to join what is now the Pac-12 Conference.
  3. ^ TCU left in 2012 to join the Big 12 Conference.

References[edit]

  • "Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball 1999–2009" (PDF). Mountain West Conference. Archived from the original (pdf) on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2009..