Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Given forThe most outstanding male basketball player in the Sun Belt Conference
CountryUnited States
Presented bySun Belt Conference
History
First award1977
Most recentTookie Brown, Georgia Southern

The Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, officially titled the Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, is a basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in the Sun Belt Conference. The award was first given following the conference's first basketball season of 1976–77. Four players—Terry Catledge, Chris Gatling, Chico Fletcher, and R. J. Hunter—have been selected twice, while no player has earned a three-time player of the year selection.

Western Kentucky, which left the Sun Belt for Conference USA in 2014, has the most all-time winners with seven. Among schools remaining in the Sun Belt beyond 2014, South Alabama, the only charter member that has continuously been in the conference, has the most winners with six. Six current Sun Belt Conference members have never had a winner, but only two of these schools joined before 2013.

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 Sun Belt Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Ervin Johnson won in 1993 as a senior for New Orleans.
Derek Fisher, the 1996 Sun Belt Player of the Year, has won five NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1976–77 Cedric Maxwell UNC Charlotte[a] Power forward/Center Senior
1977–78 Wayne Cooper New Orleans Center Senior
1978–79 Rory White South Alabama Power forward Sophomore
1979–80 James Ray Jacksonville Power forward Senior
1980–81 Ed Rains South Alabama Small forward Senior
1981–82 Oliver Robinson UAB Shooting guard Senior
1982–83 Charlie Bradley South Florida Small forward Sophomore
1982–83 Calvin Duncan Virginia Commonwealth[b] Shooting guard Sophomore
1983–84 Terry Catledge South Alabama Power forward Junior
1984–85 Terry Catledge (2) South Alabama Power forward Senior
1985–86 Kenny Gattison Old Dominion Center Senior
1986–87 Tellis Frank Western Kentucky Power forward Senior
1987–88 Byron Dinkins UNC Charlotte[a] Point guard Junior
1988–89 Jeff Hodge South Alabama Shooting guard Senior
1989–90 Chris Gatling Old Dominion Power forward Junior
1990–91 Chris Gatling (2) Old Dominion Power forward Senior
1991–92 Ron Ellis Louisiana Tech Power forward Senior
1992–93 Ervin Johnson New Orleans Center Senior
1993–94 Michael Allen Louisiana–Lafayette[c] Guard Senior
1993–94 Jeff Clifton Arkansas State Forward Senior
1994–95 Chris Robinson Western Kentucky Shooting guard Junior
1995–96 Derek Fisher Arkansas-Little Rock[d] Shooting guard Senior
1996–97 Muntrelle Dobbins Arkansas-Little Rock[d] Power forward Senior
1997–98 Chico Fletcher Arkansas State Point guard Sophomore
1998–99 Chico Fletcher (2) Arkansas State Point guard Junior
1999–00 Gerrod Henderson Louisiana Tech Shooting guard Sophomore
2000–01 Chris Marcus Western Kentucky Center Junior
2001–02 Héctor Romero New Orleans Small forward Junior
2002–03 James Moore New Mexico State Forward Junior
2003–04 Mike Wells Western Kentucky Shooting guard/Point guard Senior
2004–05 Yemi Nicholson Denver Center Junior
2005–06 Anthony Winchester Western Kentucky Shooting guard Senior
2006–07 Bo McCalebb New Orleans Point guard Junior
2007–08 Courtney Lee Western Kentucky Shooting guard Senior
2008–09 Orlando Mendez-Valdez Western Kentucky Point guard Senior
2009–10 Tyren Johnson Louisiana–Lafayette[c] Power forward Senior
2010–11 Solomon Bozeman Arkansas-Little Rock[d] Shooting guard Senior
2011–12 LaRon Dendy Middle Tennessee Power forward Senior
2012–13 Augustine Rubit South Alabama Power forward / Center Junior
2013–14 R. J. Hunter Georgia State Shooting guard Sophomore [1]
2014–15 R. J. Hunter (2) Georgia State Shooting guard Junior [2]
2015–16 Shawn Long Louisiana–Lafayette[c] Power forward Senior [3]
2016–17 Kevin Hervey Texas–Arlington Power forward Junior [4]
2017–18 D'Marcus Simonds Georgia State Shooting guard Sophomore [5]
2018–19 Tookie Brown Georgia Southern Point guard Senior [6]
Notes
  1. ^ a b Now branded athletically as Charlotte.
  2. ^ Now branded athletically as VCU.
  3. ^ a b c Now branded athletically as Louisiana.
  4. ^ a b c Now branded athletically as Little Rock.

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Western Kentucky (1982)[a 1] 7 1987, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009
South Alabama (1976) 6 1979, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 2013
New Orleans (1976)[a 2] 4 1978, 1993, 2002, 2007
Arkansas State (1991) 3 1994, 1998, 1999
Georgia State (1976/2013)[a 3] 3 2014, 2015, 2018
Little Rock (1991) 3 1996, 1997, 2011
Louisiana (1991) 3 1994, 2010, 2016
Old Dominion (1982)[a 4] 3 1986, 1990, 1991
Charlotte (1976)[a 5] 2 1977, 1988
Louisiana Tech (1991)[a 6] 2 1992, 2000
Denver (1999)[a 7] 1 2005
Georgia Southern (2014) 1 2019
Jacksonville (1976)[a 8] 1 1980
Middle Tennessee (2001)[a 9] 1 2012
New Mexico State (2001)[a 10] 1 2003
South Florida (1976)[a 11] 1 1983
Texas–Arlington (2013) 1 2017
UAB (1979)[a 12] 1 1982
Virginia Commonwealth (1979)[a 13] 1 1983
Appalachian State (2014) 0
Coastal Carolina (2016) 0
Florida Atlantic (2006)[a 9] 0
FIU (1998)[a 9] 0
Louisiana–Monroe (2001) 0
North Texas (2001)[a 9] 0
Texas State (2013) 0
Troy (2005) 0
  1. ^ Western Kentucky left for Conference USA (C-USA) in 2014.
  2. ^ New Orleans left in 1980 but later rejoined in 1991. They left a second time in 2010, planning to transition to NCAA Division II; the Privateers instead chose to remain in Division I, and joined the Southland Conference in 2013.
  3. ^ Georgia State, a charter member of the conference, left in 1981 to become independent. After later having been members of two other conferences, the Panthers rejoined the Sun Belt in 2013.
  4. ^ Old Dominion left in 1991 to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), and joined C-USA in 2013.
  5. ^ Charlotte left in 1991 for the Metro Conference. It became a charter member of C-USA when the Metro merged with the Great Midwest Conference, and still later moved to the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10), by which time it had adopted "Charlotte" as its athletic identity; the 49ers rejoined C-USA in 2013.
  6. ^ Louisiana Tech left in 2001 to join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and joined C-USA in 2013.
  7. ^ Denver left in 2012 for the WAC, and moved again in 2013 to The Summit League.
  8. ^ Jacksonville left in 1998 for the Trans America Athletic Conference, now known as the Atlantic Sun Conference.
  9. ^ a b c d FIU, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee, and North Texas all joined C-USA in 2013.
  10. ^ New Mexico State left in 2005 to join the WAC.
  11. ^ South Florida left in 1991 for the Metro Conference. The Bulls are now in the American Athletic Conference.
  12. ^ UAB left in 1991 for the Great Midwest. The Blazers became charter members of C-USA, and have remained there to this day.
  13. ^ VCU left in 1991 to join the CAA, and moved from there to the A10 in 2012.

References[edit]

  • "2007–08 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). Sun Belt Conference. p. 102. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 November 2012. Retrieved 16 September 2009.