Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Southwest Conference
CountryUnited States
History
Final award1996

The Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the Southwest Conference (SWC)'s most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 19??–?? season and concluded after the 1995–96 season (the SWC disbanded with four members establishing the Big 12 Conference, three members joining the Western Athletic Conference, and one joining Conference USA).

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 Southwest Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Sonny Parker won back-to-back awards in 1975 and 1976.
Clyde Drexler of Houston shared the 1983 award with teammate Michael Young.
Future Hall of Fame inductee Hakeem Olajuwon (then known as Akeem) won in 1984.
David Wesley was a co-player of the year in 1992.
Bo Outlaw won in 1993 and was Houston's sixth and final recipient.
Season Player Team Position Class
1957–58 Rick Herrscher SMU Guard / forward Senior
1958–59 H. E. Kirchner TCU Center Senior
1959–60 Carroll Broussard Texas A&M Forward Sophomore
1960–61 Carroll Broussard (2) Texas A&M Forward Junior
1961–62 Carroll Broussard (3) Texas A&M Forward Senior
1962–63 Bennie Lenox Texas A&M Guard Junior
1963–64 Bennie Lenox (2) Texas A&M Guard Senior
1964–65 John Beasley Texas A&M Center Junior
1965–66 John Beasley (2) Texas A&M Center Senior
1966–67 Denny Holman SMU Guard Senior
1967–68 Billy Arnold Texas Guard Senior
1968–69 Ronnie Peret Texas A&M Center Senior
1968–69 Gene Phillips SMU Forward Sophomore
1968–69 Greg Williams Rice Junior
1969–70 Gene Phillips (2) SMU Forward Junior
1970–71 Goo Kennedy TCU Forward Senior
1970–71 Gene Phillips (3) SMU Forward Senior
1971–72 Larry Robinson Texas Forward Sophomore
1972–73 Martin Terry Arkansas Guard Senior
1973–74 Larry Robinson (2) Texas Forward Senior
1974–75 Sonny Parker Texas A&M Guard / forward Junior
1975–76 Sonny Parker (2) Texas A&M Guard / forward Senior
1975–76 Ira Terrell SMU Center Senior
1976–77 Otis Birdsong Houston Guard Senior
1977–78 Ron Brewer Arkansas Guard Senior
1978–79 Sidney Moncrief Arkansas Guard Senior
1979–80 Ron Baxter Texas Guard Senior
1979–80 Terry Teagle Baylor Guard / forward Sophomore
1980–81 Rob Williams Houston Guard Sophomore
1981–82 Ricky Pierce Rice Forward Senior
1982–83 Clyde Drexler Houston Guard / forward Junior
1982–83 Michael Young Houston Forward / guard Junior
1983–84 Akeem Olajuwon Houston Center Junior
1984–85 Bubba Jennings Texas Tech Guard Senior
1985–86 John Brownlee Texas Forward / center Senior
1986–87 Carven Holcombe TCU Guard Senior
1987–88 Carlton McKinney SMU Guard Senior
1988–89 Travis Mays Texas Guard Junior
1989–90 Travis Mays (2) Texas Guard Senior
1990–91 Todd Day Arkansas Forward Junior
1990–91 Oliver Miller Arkansas Center Junior
1991–92 Will Flemons Texas Tech Forward Junior
1991–92 David Wesley Baylor Guard Senior
1992–93 Will Flemons (2) Texas Tech Forward Senior
1992–93 Bo Outlaw Houston Forward / center Senior
1992–93 Mike Wilson SMU Guard Senior
1993–94 B. J. Tyler Texas Guard Senior
1994–95 Kurt Thomas TCU Center Senior
1995–96 Jason Sasser Texas Tech Forward Senior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Texas A&M (1915) 10 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1976
SMU (1918) 8 1958, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1988, 1993
Texas (1915) 8 1968, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1994
Houston (1971) 6 1977, 1981, 1983 (×2), 1984, 1993
Arkansas (1915) 5 1973, 1978, 1979, 1991 (×2)
TCU (1923) 4 1959, 1971, 1987, 1995
Texas Tech (1956) 4 1985, 1992, 1993, 1996
Baylor (1915) 2 1980, 1992
Rice (1918) 2 1969, 1982

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