Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Big West Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1970
Currently held by Alan Williams, UC Santa Barbara

The Big West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Big West Conference's most outstanding player. The conference was formed in 1969 and was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association until 1988. The award was first given following the 1969–70 season. No player has won the award three times, but there have been seven two-time Players of the Year. Larry Johnson of UNLV was also the National Player of the Year in 1990–91, the same season of his second consecutive Big West Player of the Year accolade.

As of 2014, Long Beach State has had the most all-time winners with 12. There have been three ties in the award's history, most recently in 2007–08. Among present Big West members, five schools have had no winners: Cal Poly, Cal State Northridge, Hawaiʻi (which only joined the Big West in 2012), UC Davis, and UC Riverside.

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 West Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Brian Shaw won in 1987–88 while at UC Santa Barbara.
Season Player School Position Class
1969–70 Trapp, GeorgeGeorge Trapp Long Beach State Forward / Center Junior
1970–71 Trapp, GeorgeGeorge Trapp (2) Long Beach State Forward / Center Senior
1971–72 Ratleff, EdEd Ratleff Long Beach State Shooting guard / Small forward Junior
1972–73 Ratleff, EdEd Ratleff (2) Long Beach State Shooting guard / Small forward Senior
1973–74 Gray, LeonardLeonard Gray Long Beach State Forward Senior
1974–75 Gross, BobBob Gross Long Beach State Small forward Senior
1975–76 Copp, SteveSteve Copp San Diego State Small forward Senior
1975–76 Bunch, GregGreg Bunch Cal State Fullerton Forward Sophomore
1976–77 McMillian, LloydLloyd McMillian Long Beach State Small forward Senior
1977–78 Kramer, JoelJoel Kramer San Diego State Small forward Senior
1978–79 Cornelius, RonRon Cornelius Pacific Sophomore
1979–80 Hunger, DeanDean Hunger Utah State Forward Senior
1980–81 Magee, KevinKevin Magee UC Irvine Power forward Junior
1981–82 Magee, KevinKevin Magee (2) UC Irvine Power forward Senior
1982–83 Green, SidneySidney Green UNLV Center / Power forward Senior
1983–84 Adams, RichieRichie Adams UNLV Center Junior
1984–85 Adams, RichieRichie Adams (2) UNLV Center Senior
1985–86 Grant, GregGreg Grant Utah State Forward Senior
1985–86 Jones, AnthonyAnthony Jones UNLV Shooting guard Senior
1986–87 Gilliam, ArmenArmen Gilliam UNLV Power forward Senior
1987–88 Shaw, BrianBrian Shaw UC Santa Barbara Point guard Senior
1988–89 Augmon, StaceyStacey Augmon UNLV Shooting guard / Small forward Sophomore
1989–90 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson UNLV Power forward Junior
1990–91 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson* (2) UNLV Power forward Senior
1991–92 Davis, LuciusLucius Davis UC Santa Barbara Senior
1992–93 Rider, J. R.J. R. Rider UNLV Shooting guard Senior
1993–94 Stewart, KebuKebu Stewart UNLV Forward Freshman
1994–95 Franson, EricEric Franson Utah State Center Junior
1995–96 Miglinieks, RaimondsRaimonds Miglinieks UC Irvine Point guard Senior
1996–97 Hand, FaronFaron Hand Nevada Small forward Junior
1997–98 Olowokandi, MichaelMichael Olowokandi Pacific Center Senior
1998–99 Bergersen, RobertoRoberto Bergersen Boise State Shooting guard Senior
1999–00 Milisa, MateMate Milisa Long Beach State Center Junior
2000–01 Green, JerryJerry Green UC Irvine Point guard Junior
2001–02 Green, JerryJerry Green (2) UC Irvine Point guard Senior
2002–03 Fullove, BranduinnBranduinn Fullove UC Santa Barbara Guard Junior
2003–04 Davis, MiahMiah Davis Pacific Point guard Senior
2004–05 Doubley, DavidDavid Doubley Pacific Point guard Senior
2005–06 Maråker, ChristianChristian Maråker Pacific Power forward Senior
2006–07 Nixon, AaronAaron Nixon Long Beach State Shooting guard Senior
2007–08 Cutley, ScottScott Cutley Cal State Fullerton Power forward Senior
2007–08 Harris, AlexAlex Harris UC Santa Barbara Shooting guard Senior
2008–09 Akognon, JoshJosh Akognon Cal State Fullerton Point guard Senior
2009–10 Johnson, OrlandoOrlando Johnson UC Santa Barbara Shooting guard Sophomore
2010–11 Ware, CasperCasper Ware Long Beach State Point guard Junior
2011–12 Ware, CasperCasper Ware (2) Long Beach State Point guard Senior
2012–13 Ennis, JamesJames Ennis Long Beach State Small forward Senior
2013–14 Williams, AlanAlan Williams UC Santa Barbara Center Junior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Long Beach State (1969) 12 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 2000, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013
UNLV (1982)[a] 10 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994
UC Santa Barbara (1969)[c] 6 1988, 1992, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2014
Pacific (1971)[b] 5 1979, 1998, 2004, 2005, 2006
UC Irvine (1977) 5 1981, 1982, 1996, 2001, 2002
Cal State Fullerton (1974) 3 1976, 2008, 2009
Utah State (1978)[d] 3 1980, 1986, 1995
San Diego State (1969)[e] 2 1976, 1978
Boise State (1996)[f] 1 1999
Nevada (1992)[g] 1 1997
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (1996) 0
Cal State Northridge (2001) 0
Hawaiʻi (2012) 0
UC Davis (2007) 0
UC Riverside (2001) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  • a UNLV left in 1996 to join the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), and is now in the Mountain West Conference (MW).
  • b Pacific left for the West Coast Conference in 2013.
  • c UC Santa Barbara joined the conference when it was founded in 1969, left to become an independent after the 1973–74 season, then rejoined in 1976.
  • d Utah State left in 2005 to join the WAC, and is now in the MW.
  • e San Diego State left in 1978 to join the WAC, and is now in the MW.
  • f Boise State left in 2001 to join the WAC, and is now in the MW.
  • g Nevada left in 2000 to join the WAC, and is now in the MW.