Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given for the most outstanding basketball player in the Pac-12 Conference
Country United States
History
First award 1976
Most recent Deandre Ayton, Arizona

The Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Pac-12 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1975–76 season, when the conference was known as the Pacific-8, and is determined by voting from the Pac-12 media and coaches. There have been two players honored multiple times: David Greenwood of UCLA and Sean Elliott of Arizona. Three freshmen have also won the award: Shareef Abdur-Rahim of California, Kevin Love of UCLA and Deandre Ayton of Arizona.

The only current Pac-12 member without a winner is one of the two newest members, Colorado. Between the arrival of Arizona and Arizona State in 1978 and the entry of Colorado and Utah in 2011, the conference was known as the Pacific–10.

Key

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 Pac-12 Player of the Year award at that point

Winners

UCLA's Marques Johnson also won numerous national Player of the Year honors in 1977.
California's Jason Kidd won as a sophomore in 1993–94.
Eddie House was the first player to ever win from Arizona State (1999–00).
UCLA's Kevin Love was named Player of the Year as a freshman.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1975–76 Ron Lee Oregon Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
1976–77 Marques Johnson* UCLA Power forward Senior
1977–78 David Greenwood UCLA Power forward Junior
1978–79 David Greenwood (2) UCLA Power forward Senior
1979–80 Don Collins Washington State Small forward Senior
1980–81 Steve Johnson Oregon State Center Senior
1981–82 Lester Conner Oregon State Point guard Senior
1982–83 Kenny Fields UCLA Small forward Junior
1983–84 A. C. Green Oregon State Power forward Junior
1984–85 Wayne Carlander USC Power forward Senior
1985–86 Christian Welp Washington Center Junior
1986–87 José Ortiz Oregon State Center Senior
1987–88 Sean Elliott Arizona Small forward Junior
1988–89 Sean Elliott* (2) Arizona Small forward Senior
1989–90 Gary Payton Oregon State Point guard Senior
1990–91 Terrell Brandon Oregon Point guard Junior
1991–92 Harold Miner USC Shooting guard Junior
1992–93 Chris Mills Arizona Small forward Senior
1993–94 Jason Kidd California Point guard Sophomore
1994–95 Ed O'Bannon* UCLA Small forward Senior
Damon Stoudamire Arizona Point guard Senior
1995–96 Shareef Abdur-Rahim California Power forward Freshman
1996–97 Ed Gray California Shooting guard Senior
1997–98 Mike Bibby Arizona Point guard Sophomore
1998–99 Jason Terry Arizona Point guard Senior
1999–00 Eddie House Arizona State Shooting guard Senior
2000–01 Sean Lampley California Power forward Senior
2001–02 Sam Clancy USC Power forward Senior
2002–03 Luke Ridnour Oregon Point guard Junior
2003–04 Josh Childress Stanford Shooting guard/Small forward Junior
2004–05 Ike Diogu Arizona State Power forward/Center Junior
2005–06 Brandon Roy Washington Shooting guard Senior
2006–07 Arron Afflalo UCLA Shooting guard Junior
2007–08 Kevin Love UCLA Power forward Freshman
2008–09 James Harden Arizona State Shooting guard Sophomore [1]
2009–10 Jerome Randle California Point guard Senior
2010–11 Derrick Williams Arizona Small forward/Power forward Sophomore [1]
2011–12 Jorge Gutierrez California Point guard Senior [2]
2012–13 Allen Crabbe California Shooting guard Junior [3]
2013–14 Nick Johnson Arizona Point guard/Shooting guard Junior [4]
2014–15 Joseph Young Oregon Point guard Senior [5]
2015–16 Jakob Pöltl Utah Center Sophomore [6]
2016–17 Dillon Brooks Oregon Small forward Junior [7]
2017–18 Deandre Ayton Arizona Power forward Freshman [2]

Winners by school

School (year joined)a Winners Years
Arizona (1978) 9 1988, 1989, 1993, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2011, 2014, 2018
California (1959) 7 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2010, 2012, 2013
UCLA (1959) 7 1977, 1978, 1979, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2008
Oregon (1964) 5 1976, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2017
Oregon State (1964) 5 1981, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990
Arizona State (1978) 3 2000, 2005, 2009
USC (1959) 3 1985, 1992, 2002
Washington (1959) 2 1986, 2006
Stanford (1959) 1 2004
Utah (2011) 1 2016
Washington State (1962) 1 1980
Colorado (2011) 0

Footnotes

  • a For purposes of this table, the "year joined" reflects the year that each team joined the conference now known as the Pac-12 as currently chartered. Although the Pac-12 claims the Pacific Coast Conference (PCC), founded in 1915, as part of its own history, that conference disbanded in 1959 due to infighting and scandal. That same year, five PCC members established the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) under a new charter that functions to this day. The Player of the Year Award was not established until 1976, by which time all of the final members of the PCC except for Idaho were reunited in what was then the Pac-8.

See also

References

General
  • Pac-10 Conference. "2008-09 Pac-10 men's basketball media guide - Honors section (1976-2008 winners)" (PDF). Pac-10 Conference. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
Specific
  1. ^ Pac-10 Conference. "2008-09 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Honors". Pac-10 Conference. Archived from the original on March 12, 2009. Retrieved July 31, 2009. 
  2. ^ "2017-18 Pac-12 Men's Basketball All-Conference individual honors" (Press release). Pac-12 Conference. March 5, 2018. Archived from the original on March 10, 2018. 
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