Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Atlantic Sun Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1979
Currently held by Langston Hall, Mercer

The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Atlantic Sun Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1978–79 season, the first year of the A-Sun's existence, when it was known as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC). Only one player, Willie Jackson of Centenary, has won the award three times (1982–84).

As of 2014, Centenary has the most all-time winners with six, but they left the conference in 2000, when it was still known as the TAAC. There has been only one tie in the award's history, which occurred in 1997–98 between Mark Jones of Central Florida and Sedric Webber of the College of Charleston. Among the eight current A-Sun members, only three have had a winner: Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, and USC Upstate. Each has had only one winner.

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 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Anthony Johnson won in 1997 while at the College of Charleston.
Season Player School Position Class
1978–79 Natt, CalvinCalvin Natt Northeast Louisiana Small forward Senior
1979–80 Lett, GeorgeGeorge Lett Centenary Forward Senior
1980–81 Wade, BentonBenton Wade Mercer Power forward Senior
1981–82 Jackson, WillieWillie Jackson Centenary Forward Sophomore
1982–83 Jackson, WillieWillie Jackson (2) Centenary Forward Junior
1983–84 Jackson, WillieWillie Jackson (3) Centenary Forward Senior
1984–85 Mitchell, SamSam Mitchell Mercer Small forward Senior
1985–86 Jackson, MyronMyron Jackson Arkansas–Little Rock Point guard / Shooting guard Junior
1986–87 Newton, BrianBrian Newton Georgia Southern Small forward Senior
1987–88 Sanders, JeffJeff Sanders Georgia Southern Center Junior
1988–89 Sanders, JeffJeff Sanders (2) Georgia Southern Center Senior
1989–90 Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson Centenary Shooting guard Senior
1990–91 Greer, PatrickPatrick Greer Centenary Point guard Senior
1991–92 Windless, TonyTony Windless Georgia Southern Small forward Senior
1992–93 Brown, KennyKenny Brown Mercer Senior
1993–94 Busby, MarionMarion Busby College of Charleston Guard Junior
1994–95 Blackshear, KerryKerry Blackshear Stetson Shooting guard / Small forward Junior
1995–96 Delaney, ThaddeusThaddeus Delaney College of Charleston Center Junior
1996–97 Johnson, AnthonyAnthony Johnson College of Charleston Point guard / Shooting guard Senior
1997–98 Jones, MarkMark Jones Central Florida Shooting guard Senior
1997–98 Webber, SedricSedric Webber College of Charleston Power forward Junior
1998–99 Rawlings, ReedReed Rawlings Samford Power forward Junior
1999–00 Golden, DetricDetric Golden Troy Point guard Sophomore
2000–01 Long, ShernardShernard Long Georgia State Shooting guard / Small forward Senior
2001–02 Terrell, ThomasThomas Terrell Georgia State Forward Junior
2002–03 Sonn, AdamAdam Sonn Belmont Power forward / Small forward Senior
2003–04 Davis, GregGreg Davis Troy Point guard / Shooting guard Senior
2004–05 Bell, MikeMike Bell Florida Atlantic Forward Senior
2005–06 Smith, TimTim Smith East Tennessee State Point guard Senior
2006–07 Pigram, CourtneyCourtney Pigram East Tennessee State Point guard Sophomore
2007–08 Sanders, ThomasThomas Sanders Gardner–Webb Point guard Senior
2008–09 Renfroe, AlexAlex Renfroe Belmont Point guard Senior
2009–10 Hodžić, AdnanAdnan Hodžić Lipscomb Center Junior
2010–11 Smith, MikeMike Smith[1] East Tennessee State Shooting guard Senior
2011–12 Craig, TorreyTorrey Craig[2] South Carolina Upstate Power forward Sophomore
2012–13 Brown, SherwoodSherwood Brown[3] Florida Gulf Coast Shooting guard Senior
2013–14 Hall, LangstonLangston Hall[4] Mercer Point guard Senior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Centenary (1978)[a 1] 6 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991
College of Charleston (1992)[a 2] 4 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998
Georgia Southern (1980)[a 3] 4 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992
Mercer (1978)[a 4] 4 1981, 1985, 1993, 2014
East Tennessee State (2005)[a 4] 3 2006, 2007, 2011
Belmont (2001){[a 5] 2 2003, 2009
Georgia State (1984)[a 6] 2 2001, 2002
Troy (1997)[a 7] 2 2000, 2004
Arkansas–Little Rock (1980)[a 8] 1 1986
Central Florida (1992)[a 9] 1 1998
Florida Atlantic (1993)[a 10] 1 2005
Florida Gulf Coast (2007) 1 2013
Gardner–Webb (2002)[a 11] 1 2008
Lipscomb (2007) 1 2010
Northeast Louisiana (1978)[a 12] 1 1979
South Carolina Upstate (2007) 1 2012
Campbell (1994) 0
Jacksonville (1997) 0
Kennesaw State (2005) 0
North Florida (2005) 0
Northern Kentucky (2012) 0
Oklahoma City (1978)[a 13] 0


Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Centenary College of Louisiana left in 2000 and went independent. The Gents (and Ladies) have since dropped from Division I, and are now in the Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
  2. ^ The College of Charleston left in 1998 to join the Southern Conference (SoCon), and are now in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
  3. ^ Georgia Southern University left in 1992 to join the SoCon, and will join the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.
  4. ^ a b East Tennessee State University and Mercer University will leave in 2014 to join the SoCon.
  5. ^ Belmont University left in 2012 to join the Ohio Valley Conference.
  6. ^ Georgia State University left in 2005 to join the CAA, and is now in the Sun Belt.
  7. ^ Troy University left in 2005 to join the Sun Belt.
  8. ^ The University of Arkansas at Little Rock left in 1991 to join the Sun Belt.
  9. ^ The University of Central Florida (UCF) left in 2005 to join Conference USA (C-USA), and is now in the American Athletic Conference.
  10. ^ Florida Atlantic University left in 2006 to join the Sun Belt, and is now in C-USA.
  11. ^ Gardner–Webb University left in 2008 to join the Big South Conference.
  12. ^ The University of Louisiana at Monroe, then known as Northeast Louisiana University, left in 1983 to join the Southland Conference, and is now in the Sun Belt.
  13. ^ Oklahoma City University was a charter TAAC member in 1978, but was only a member in the first season of 1978–79. The Chiefs, now the Stars, left to become a charter member of the Midwestern City Conference (now the Horizon League). Oklahoma City left the NCAA altogether in 1985, and is now a member of the NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference.

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