America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the America East Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1980
Currently held by Jameel Warney , Stony Brook

The America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, known also as the Kevin Roberson America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, is a basketball award given to the America East Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1979–80 season, the first year of the conference's existence (then called ECAC North). Seven players have earned the award multiple times. Only two, however, have been named Player of the Year three times: Reggie Lewis of Northeastern (1985–87) and Taylor Coppenrath of Vermont (2003–05).

The award was named in honor of former winner Kevin Roberson of Vermont after he was killed by a drunk driver in his hometown of Buffalo, New York in May 1993.

As of 2014, Vermont has had the most all-time awards with eight. Northeastern and Boston University (the latter of which left the conference in 2013) are second with five, while four other schools have at least two awards apiece. In terms of individual winners, Vermont and BU are tied for the lead with five each. There has been one co-player of the year award tie (1979–80). Coincidentally, it was the first year that the award was given.

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 America East Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Malik Rose was a two-time Player of the Year as a Drexel Dragon (1995, 1996). Drexel has since left America East to join the Colonial Athletic Association.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1979–80 Harris, RufusRufus Harris Maine Small forward Senior
1979–80 Perry, RonRon Perry Holy Cross Shooting guard Senior
1980–81 Ferrara, MikeMike Ferrara Colgate Shooting guard Senior
1981–82 Moss, PerryPerry Moss Northeastern Point guard/Shooting guard Junior
1982–83 Cross, JeffJeff Cross Maine Center Junior
1983–84 Halsel, MarkMark Halsel Northeastern Forward Senior
1984–85 Lewis, ReggieReggie Lewis Northeastern Small forward Sophomore
1985–86 Lewis, ReggieReggie Lewis (2) Northeastern Small forward Junior
1986–87 Lewis, ReggieReggie Lewis (3) Northeastern Small forward Senior
1987–88 Jones, LarryLarry Jones Boston University Power forward Senior
1988–89 Robinson, JeffJeff Robinson Siena Small forward/Shooting guard Junior
1989–90 Key, StevenSteven Key Boston University Point guard Senior
1990–91 Johnson, MattMatt Johnson Vermont Small forward Senior
1991–92 Roberson, KevinKevin Roberson Vermont Center Senior
1992–93 Baker, VinVin Baker Hartford Center Senior
1993–94 Drapeau, ScottScott Drapeau New Hampshire Power forward Junior
1994–95 Rose, MalikMalik Rose Drexel Power forward Junior
1995–96 Rose, MalikMalik Rose (2) Drexel Power forward Senior
1996–97 Awajobi, TunjiTunji Awajobi Boston University Power forward Senior
1997–98 Claxton, Craig "Speedy"Craig "Speedy" Claxton Hofstra Point guard Sophomore
1998–99 Pegues, MikeMike Pegues Delaware Power forward Junior
1999–00 Claxton, Craig "Speedy"Craig "Speedy" Claxton (2) Hofstra Point guard Senior
2000–01 Richardson, NormanNorman Richardson Hofstra Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Sorrentine, T. J.T. J. Sorrentine Vermont Point guard Sophomore
2002–03 Coppenrath, TaylorTaylor Coppenrath Vermont Power forward Sophomore
2003–04 Coppenrath, TaylorTaylor Coppenrath (2) Vermont Power forward Junior
2004–05 Coppenrath, TaylorTaylor Coppenrath (3) Vermont Power forward Senior
2005–06 Wilson, JamarJamar Wilson Albany Shooting guard Junior
2006–07 Wilson, JamarJamar Wilson (2) Albany Shooting guard Senior
2007–08 Blakely, MarqusMarqus Blakely Vermont Power forward Sophomore
2008–09 Blakely, MarqusMarqus Blakely (2) Vermont Power forward Junior
2009–10 El-Amin, MuhammadMuhammad El-Amin Stony Brook Shooting guard Senior
2010–11 Holland, JohnJohn Holland Boston University Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
2011–12 Partin, DarrylDarryl Partin Boston University Shooting guard Senior [1]
2012–13 Brenton, TommyTommy Brenton Stony Brook Small forward Senior [2]
2013–14 Warney, JameelJameel Warney Stony Brook Small forward Sophomore [3]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Vermont (1979) 8 1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009
Boston University (1979)[a] 5 1988, 1990, 1997, 2011, 2012
Northeastern (1979)[b] 5 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987
Hofstra (1994)[b] 3 1998, 2000, 2001
Stony Brook (2001) 3 2010, 2013, 2014
Albany (2001) 2 2006, 2007
Drexel (1991)[b] 2 1995, 1996
Maine (1979) 2 1980, 1983
Colgate (1979)[c] 1 1981
Delaware (1991)[b] 1 1999
Hartford (1985) 1 1993
Holy Cross (1979)[d] 1 1980
New Hampshire (1979) 1 1994
Siena (1984)[e] 1 1989
Binghamton (2001) 0
UMass Lowell (2013) 0
UMBC (2003) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  • a Boston University left for the Patriot League in 2013.
  • b Delaware, Drexel, and Hofstra all left in 2001 to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Northeastern left for the CAA in 2005.
  • c Colgate left in 1990 to join its football team in the Patriot League.
  • d Holy Cross left in 1983 to join the MAAC. The Crusaders are now in the Patriot League.
  • e Siena left in 1989 to join the MAAC.

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