Oscar Robertson Trophy

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Oscar Robertson Trophy
Given forthe most outstanding NCAA Division I men's basketball player
CountryUnited States
First award1959
Most recentZion Williamson, Duke

The Oscar Robertson Trophy is given out annually to the outstanding men's college basketball player by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The trophy is considered to be the oldest of its kind and has been given out since 1959.


USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959, which makes it the oldest running trophy for the college player of the year; the USBWA annually selects a player of the year and All-America teams for both men and women in college basketball. The USBWA men's player of the year award is now called the Oscar Robertson Trophy.

The USBWA also selects a national coach of the year for men and women, with the men's award named after legendary coach Henry Iba, it was renamed after the college and professional legend Oscar Robertson in 1998. Five nominees are presented and the individual with the most votes receives the award during the NCAA Final Four; the Oscar Robertson Trophy, previously known as the Player of the Year Award, was renamed in 1998 because of Robertson's outstanding career (including winning the first two awards) and his continuing efforts to promote the game of basketball. He averaged 32.6 points per game in his sophomore year at Cincinnati.


Co-Players of the Year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy at that point


Michael Jordan, 1984 winner
Chris Mullin, 1985 winner
Blake Griffin, 2009 winner
Evan Turner, 2010 winner
Season Player School Position Class
1958–59 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati Point guard Junior
1959–60 Oscar Robertson (2) Cincinnati Point guard Senior
1960–61 Jerry Lucas Ohio State Forward / Center Junior
1961–62 Jerry Lucas (2) Ohio State Forward / Center Senior
1962–63 Art Heyman Duke Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1963–64 Walt Hazzard UCLA Guard Senior
1964–65 Bill Bradley Princeton Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1965–66 Cazzie Russell Michigan Shooting guard Senior
1966–67 Lew Alcindor[a] UCLA Center Sophomore
1967–68 Lew Alcindor[a] (2) UCLA Center Junior
1968–69 Pete Maravich LSU Guard Junior
1969–70 Pete Maravich (2) LSU Guard Senior
1970–71 Sidney Wicks UCLA Center Senior
1971–72 Bill Walton UCLA Center Sophomore
1972–73 Bill Walton (2) UCLA Center Junior
1973–74 Bill Walton (3) UCLA Center Senior
1974–75 David Thompson NC State Shooting guard / Small forward Senior
1975–76 Adrian Dantley Notre Dame Guard / Forward Junior
1976–77 Marques Johnson UCLA Guard / Forward Senior
1977–78 Phil Ford North Carolina Point guard Senior
1978–79 Larry Bird Indiana State Small forward Senior
1979–80 Mark Aguirre DePaul Small forward Sophomore
1980–81 Ralph Sampson Virginia Center Sophomore
1981–82 Ralph Sampson (2) Virginia Center Junior
1982–83 Ralph Sampson (3) Virginia Center Senior
1983–84 Michael Jordan North Carolina Shooting guard Junior
1984–85 Chris Mullin St. John's Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1985–86 Walter Berry St. John's Power forward Senior
1986–87 David Robinson Navy Center Senior
1987–88 Hersey Hawkins Bradley Shooting guard Senior
1988–89 Danny Ferry Duke Power forward / Center Senior
1989–90 Lionel Simmons La Salle Small forward Senior
1990–91 Larry Johnson UNLV Power forward Senior
1991–92 Christian Laettner Duke Forward Senior
1992–93 Calbert Cheaney Indiana Small forward Senior
1993–94 Glenn Robinson Purdue Small forward / Power forward Sophomore
1994–95 Ed O'Bannon UCLA Small forward Senior
1995–96 Marcus Camby UMass Center Junior
1996–97 Tim Duncan Wake Forest Center Senior
1997–98 Antawn Jamison North Carolina Small forward Junior
1998–99 Elton Brand Duke Center Sophomore
1999–00 Kenyon Martin Cincinnati Power forward Senior
2000–01 Shane Battier Duke Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Jason Williams Duke Point guard Junior
2002–03 David West Xavier Power forward Senior
2003–04 Jameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Andrew Bogut Utah Center Sophomore
2005–06 Adam Morrison Gonzaga Small forward Junior
J. J. Redick Duke Shooting guard Senior
2006–07 Kevin Durant Texas Small forward Freshman
2007–08 Tyler Hansbrough North Carolina Power forward Junior
2008–09 Blake Griffin Oklahoma Power forward Sophomore
2009–10 Evan Turner Ohio State Shooting guard Junior
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette BYU Shooting guard Senior
2011–12 Anthony Davis Kentucky Power forward Freshman
2012–13 Trey Burke Michigan Point guard Sophomore
2013–14 Doug McDermott Creighton Small forward Senior
2014–15 Frank Kaminsky Wisconsin Power forward Senior
2015–16 Buddy Hield Oklahoma Shooting guard Senior
2016–17 Frank Mason III Kansas Point guard Senior
2017–18 Jalen Brunson Villanova Point guard Junior
2018–19 Zion Williamson Duke Small forward Freshman

See also[edit]


  • "Oscar Robertson Trophy". sportswriters.net. United States Basketball Writers Association. Retrieved March 12, 2011.