Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Big Sky Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1979
Currently held by Davion Berry, Weber State

The Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Big Sky Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1978–79 season. Only one player—Larry Krystkowiak of Montana—has won the award three times (1984–86). Three others have been two–time winners: Orlando Lightfoot of Idaho (1993–94) and Harold Arceneaux (1999–2000) and Damian Lillard (2010, 2012) of Weber State.

As of 2014, Weber State has the most all-time awards, with 10, and individual winners, with eight. Montana is second in total awards with seven, while Idaho (which returned to the Big Sky in 2014 after an 18-year absence) has had six. Those two schools are tied for second in individual winners with five. Of current Big Sky members, only North Dakota, Sacramento State and Southern Utah have never had a winner. Sacramento State is the only one of these schools that joined before 2012.

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 Big Sky Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Rodney Stuckey won in 2006 while at Eastern Washington.
Season Player School Position Class
1978–79 Butler, LawrenceLawrence Butler Idaho State Shooting guard Senior
1979–80 Newman, DonDon Newman Idaho Senior
1980–81 Kellerman, BrianBrian Kellerman Idaho Point guard Sophomore
1981–82 Owens, KenKen Owens Idaho Shooting guard Senior
1982–83 Pope, DerrickDerrick Pope Montana Power forward Senior
1983–84 Krystkowiak, LarryLarry Krystkowiak Montana Center Sophomore
1984–85 Krystkowiak, LarryLarry Krystkowiak (2) Montana Center Junior
1985–86 Krystkowiak, LarryLarry Krystkowiak (3) Montana Center Senior
1986–87 Domako, TomTom Domako Montana State Small forward Junior
1987–88 Jones, ArnellArnell Jones Boise State Power forward Senior
1988–89 Childs, ChrisChris Childs Boise State Point guard Senior
1989–90 Smith, RileyRiley Smith Idaho Center Senior
1990–91 Kearney, KevinKevin Kearney Montana Small forward Senior
1991–92 Anderson, DelvonDelvon Anderson Montana Guard Senior
1991–92 Soares, KevinKevin Soares Nevada Point guard Senior
1992–93 Lightfoot, OrlandoOrlando Lightfoot Idaho Shooting guard Junior
1993–94 Lightfoot, OrlandoOrlando Lightfoot (2) Idaho Shooting guard Senior
1994–95 Nembhard, RubenRuben Nembhard Weber State Shooting guard Senior
1995–96 DeGraffenried, JimmyJimmy DeGraffenried Weber State Shooting guard Senior
1995–96 Lollis, QuadreQuadre Lollis Montana State Forward Senior
1996–97 Thomas, CharlesCharles Thomas Northern Arizona Senior
1997–98 Mavis, AndrewAndrew Mavis Northern Arizona Power forward Senior
1998–99 Arceneaux, HaroldHarold Arceneaux Weber State Small forward Junior
1999–00 Arceneaux, HaroldHarold Arceneaux (2) Weber State Small forward Senior
2000–01 Heinle, BrianBrian Heinle Cal State Northridge Center Senior
2001–02 Erickson, JasonJason Erickson Montana State Shooting guard Sophomore
2002–03 Boyette, JermaineJermaine Boyette Weber State Guard Senior
2003–04 Snow, AlvinAlvin Snow Eastern Washington Point guard / Shooting guard Senior
2004–05 Boxley, SeamusSeamus Boxley Portland State Small forward Senior
2005–06 Stuckey, RodneyRodney Stuckey Eastern Washington Point guard Freshman
2006–07 Patten, DavidDavid Patten Weber State Power forward Senior
2007–08 Dominguez, JeremiahJeremiah Dominguez Portland State Point guard Junior
2008–09 McCoy, KellenKellen McCoy Weber State Point guard Senior
2009–10 Lillard, DamianDamian Lillard Weber State Point guard / Shooting guard Sophomore
2010–11 Beitzel, DevonDevon Beitzel Northern Colorado Shooting guard Senior
2011–12 Lillard, DamianDamian Lillard (2) Weber State Point guard / Shooting guard Senior
2012–13 Jamar, KareemKareem Jamar Montana Shooting guard / Small forward Junior
2013–14 Berry, DavionDavion Berry Weber State Small forward Senior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Weber State (1963) 10 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014
Montana (1963) 7 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1991, 1992, 2013
Idaho (1963, 2014)[a] 6 1980, 1981, 1982, 1990, 1993, 1994
Montana State (1963) 3 1987, 1996, 2002
Boise State (1970)[b] 2 1988, 1989
Eastern Washington (1987) 2 2004, 2006
Northern Arizona (1970) 2 1997, 1998
Portland State (1996) 2 2005, 2008
Cal State Northridge (1996)[c] 1 2001
Idaho State (1963) 1 1979
Nevada (1979)[d] 1 1992
Northern Colorado (2006) 1 2011
North Dakota (2012) 0
Sacramento State (1996) 0
Southern Utah (2012) 0

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