American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the American Athletic Conference
Country United States
First awarded 2014
Currently held by Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

The American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the American Athletic Conference's most outstanding player. The conference formed in 2013–14 after many schools departed from the original Big East Conference to form their own conference. Shabazz Napier of Connecticut was the first-ever winner.[1]


Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award: Naismith College Player of the Year (1968–69 to present)
or the John R. Wooden Award (1976–77 to present)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player had been awarded the AAC Player of the Year award at that point


Shabazz Napier was the first-ever AAC Player of the Year in 2014.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
2013–14 Napier, ShabazzShabazz Napier Connecticut Point guard Senior [1]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Connecticut (2013) 1 2014
Cincinnati (2013) 0
East Carolina (2014) 0
Houston (2013) 0
Louisville (2013)[a 1] 0
Memphis (2013) 0
Rutgers (2013)[a 1] 0
SMU (2013) 0
South Florida (2013) 0
Temple (2013) 0
Tulane (2014) 0
Tulsa (2014) 0
UCF (2013) 0
  1. ^ a b Louisville and Rutgers played only the 2013–14 season in The American. In July 2014, they respectively left for the ACC[2] and Big Ten.[3]


  1. ^ a b "UConn's Shabazz Napier Named American Athletic Conference Player of the Year". American Athletic Conference. March 12, 2014. Retrieved March 12, 2014. 
  2. ^ "ACC Extends Formal Invitation for Membership to the University of Louisville" (Press release). Atlantic Coast Conference. November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rutgers University To Join The Big Ten Conference" (Press release). Big Ten Conference. November 20, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012.