Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Patriot League
CountryUnited States
History
First award1991
Most recentRapolas Ivanauskas, Colgate
Websitewebsite

The Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Patriot League's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1990–91 season, the first under the Patriot League name and also the league's first season as an all-sports conference. There have been five repeat winners of the award: Adonal Foyle of Colgate (1996, 1997), Brian Ehlers of Lafayette (1999, 2000), C. J. McCollum of Lehigh (2010, 2012), Mike Muscala of Bucknell (2011, 2013), and Tim Kempton Jr. of Lehigh (2015, 2016). Bucknell claims the most awards (8) while Holy Cross and Lehigh are tied for second with five. Bucknell has the most individual players honored with seven.

Three Patriot League members have not had a winner: Army, Boston University, and Loyola (Maryland); only Army was a member before 2013. No ties have ever occurred for the player of the year award.

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 Patriot League Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Adonal Foyle was Patriot League Player of the year two times while a Colgate Raider (1996, 1997).
Tim Kempton Jr. won the award in 2015 and 2016.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1990–91 Damon Lopez Fordham Center Senior
1991–92 Patrick King Bucknell Forward Senior
1992–93 Mike Bright Bucknell Small forward/Shooting guard Senior
1993–94 Tucker Neale Colgate Shooting guard Junior
1994–95 Rob Feaster Holy Cross Power forward Senior
1995–96 Adonal Foyle Colgate Center Sophomore
1996–97 Adonal Foyle (2) Colgate Center Junior
1997–98 Stefan Ciosici Lafayette Center Junior
1998–99 Brian Ehlers Lafayette Shooting guard/Point guard Junior
1999–00 Brian Ehlers (2) Lafayette Shooting guard/Point guard Senior
2000–01 Tim Szatko Holy Cross Power forward Sophomore
2001–02 Patrick Doctor American Power forward/Center Senior
2002–03 Patrick Whearty Holy Cross Center Senior
2003–04 Austen Rowland Lehigh Point guard Senior
2004–05 Kevin Hamilton Holy Cross Shooting guard/Point guard Junior
2005–06 Charles Lee Bucknell Guard Senior
2006–07 Keith Simmons Holy Cross Guard Senior
2007–08 Greg Sprink Navy Guard Senior
2008–09 Derrick Mercer American Point guard Senior
2009–10 C. J. McCollum Lehigh Point guard Freshman [1]
2010–11 Mike Muscala Bucknell Power forward/Center Sophomore [2]
2011–12 C. J. McCollum (2) Lehigh Point guard Junior [3]
2012–13 Mike Muscala (2) Bucknell Power forward/Center Senior [4]
2013–14 Cameron Ayers Bucknell Point guard/Shooting guard Senior [5]
2014–15 Tim Kempton Jr. Lehigh Power forward/Center Sophomore [6]
2015–16 Tim Kempton Jr. (2) Lehigh Power forward/Center Junior [1]
2016–17 Nana Foulland Bucknell Center Junior [2]
2017–18 Zach Thomas Bucknell Power forward Senior [3]
2018–19 Rapolas Ivanauskas Colgate Power forward Junior [4]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Bucknell (1990) 8 1992, 1993, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018
Holy Cross (1990) 5 1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007
Lehigh (1990) 5 2004, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016
Colgate (1990) 4 1994, 1996, 1997, 2019
Lafayette (1990) 3 1998, 1999, 2000
American (2001) 2 2002, 2009
Fordham (1990)[a] b 1 1991
Navy (1991) 1 2008
Army (1990)a 0
Boston University (2013) 0
Loyola (MD) (2013) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Fordhan and Army were not charter members of the conference when it was established as the football-only Colonial League in 1986. They became members in 1990 when the conference became an all-sports league (and also adopted its current name).
  • b Fordham left for the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1995. They are still a Patriot League associate member in football.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015-16 Men's Basketball All-Patriot League Team and Major Awards Announced" (Press release). Patriot League. February 29, 2016. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016-17 Men's Basketball All-Patriot League Team and Major Awards Announced" (Press release). Patriot League. February 27, 2017. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Men's basketball 2017-18 All-Patriot League teams and major awards announced (2.26.18)" (Press release). Patriot League. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  4. ^ "Patriot League men's basketball major awards and All-League teams announced". Patriot League. March 4, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2019.

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