Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year

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Helms Athletic Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded for the national men's college basketball player of the year
Country United States
First awarded 1905
Last awarded 1979

The Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the most outstanding intercollegiate men's basketball player in the United States. The award was first given following the 1904–05 season and ceased being awarded after the 1978–79 season. It was the first major most valuable player (MVP) award for men's basketball in the United States, and the Helms Athletic Foundation was considered within the basketball community to be the authority on men's college basketball for that era. Thus, the award was viewed as the premier player of the year award one could receive up until the 1960s, at which point the Naismith College Player of the Year and John R. Wooden Award took over as the national season MVP awards.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Christian Steinmetz was the inaugural winner of the award in 1905.
Paul Endacott, the 1923 awardee, is also in the Hall of Fame.
Bill Russell is the only winner from San Francisco.
Lew Alcindor (later Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) was the only three-time winner.
Bill Walton of UCLA was awarded in 1972 and 1973.
Larry Bird was the final recipient of the award in 1979.
Season Player School Position Class
1904–05 Steinmetz, ChristianChristian Steinmetz* Wisconsin Forward
1905–06 Grebenstein, GeorgeGeorge Grebenstein Dartmouth Forward Junior
1906–07 Kinney, GilmoreGilmore Kinney Yale Forward Senior
1907–08 Keinath, CharlesCharles Keinath Pennsylvania Forward Junior
1908–09 Schommer, JohnJohn Schommer* Chicago Senior
1909–10 Page, Harlan "Pat"Harlan "Pat" Page Chicago Guard Senior
1910–11 Kiendl, TedTed Kiendl Columbia Forward Senior
1911–12 Stangel, OttoOtto Stangel Wisconsin Forward
1912–13 Calder, EddieEddie Calder St. Lawrence Forward
1913–14 Halstead, GilGil Halstead Cornell Center Senior
1914–15 Houghton, ErnestErnest Houghton Union (NY) Senior
1915–16 Levis, GeorgeGeorge Levis Wisconsin Forward Senior
1916–17 Woods, RayRay Woods Illinois Guard Senior
1917–18 Chandler, BillBill Chandler Wisconsin Center Senior
1918–19 Platou, ErlingErling Platou Minnesota Guard Junior
1919–20 Cann, HowardHoward Cann* NYU Senior
1920–21 Williams, GeorgeGeorge Williams Missouri Center Senior
1921–22 Carney, CharlesCharles Carney Illinois Center Senior
1922–23 Endacott, PaulPaul Endacott* Kansas Guard Senior
1923–24 Black, Charlie T.Charlie T. Black Kansas Guard Senior
1924–25 Mueller, EarlEarl Mueller Colorado College Center Senior
1925–26 Cobb, JackJack Cobb North Carolina Forward Senior
1926–27 Hanson, VicVic Hanson* Syracuse Forward Senior
1927–28 Holt, VictorVictor Holt Oklahoma Center Senior
1928–29 Thompson, John "Cat"John "Cat" Thompson* Montana State Forward Junior
1929–30 Hyatt, ChuckChuck Hyatt* Pittsburgh Guard Senior
1930–31 Carlton, BartBart Carlton Ada Teachers College
1931–32 Wooden, JohnJohn Wooden* Purdue Guard Junior
1932–33 Sale, ForestForest Sale Kentucky Forward / Center Senior
1933–34 Bennett, WesleyWesley Bennett Westminster (PA) Center Senior
1934–35 Edwards, LeroyLeroy Edwards Kentucky Center Sophomore
1935–36 Moir, JohnJohn Moir Notre Dame Forward Sophomore
1936–37 Luisetti, HankHank Luisetti Stanford Forward Sophomore
1937–38 Luisetti, HankHank Luisetti* (2) Stanford Forward Junior
1938–39 Jaworski, ChetChet Jaworski Rhode Island Forward Senior
1939–40 Glamack, GeorgeGeorge Glamack North Carolina Center Junior
1940–41 Glamack, GeorgeGeorge Glamack (2) North Carolina Center Senior
1941–42 Modzelewski, StanStan Modzelewski Rhode Island Guard / Forward Senior
1942–43 Senesky, GeorgeGeorge Senesky Saint Joseph's Guard Senior
1943–44 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* DePaul Center Junior
1944–45 Mikan, GeorgeGeorge Mikan* (2) DePaul Center Senior
1945–46 Kurland, BobBob Kurland* Oklahoma A&M Center Senior
1946–47 Tucker, GeraldGerald Tucker Oklahoma Center Senior
1947–48 Macauley, EdEd Macauley* Saint Louis Center Junior
1948–49 Lavelli, TonyTony Lavelli Yale Forward Senior
1949–50 Arizin, PaulPaul Arizin* Villanova Forward Senior
1950–51 Groat, DickDick Groat Duke Guard Junior
1951–52 Lovellette, ClydeClyde Lovellette* Kansas Forward / Center Senior
1952–53 Houbregs, BobBob Houbregs* Washington Center Senior
1953–54 Gola, TomTom Gola* La Salle Guard / Forward Senior
1954–55 Russell, BillBill Russell* San Francisco Center Junior
1955–56 Russell, BillBill Russell* (2) San Francisco Center Senior
1956–57 Rosenbluth, LennieLennie Rosenbluth North Carolina Forward Senior
1957–58 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Seattle Forward / Center Junior
1958–59 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* Cincinnati Guard Junior
1959–60 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson* (2) Cincinnati Guard Senior
1960–61 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas* Ohio State Forward / Center Junior
1961–62 Hogue, PaulPaul Hogue Cincinnati Center Senior
1962–63 Heyman, ArtArt Heyman Duke Guard Senior
1963–64 Hazzard, WaltWalt Hazzard UCLA Guard Senior
1964–65 Bradley, BillBill Bradley* Princeton Guard / Forward Senior
1964–65 Goodrich, GailGail Goodrich* UCLA Guard Senior
1965–66 Russell, CazzieCazzie Russell Michigan Guard / Forward Senior
1966–67 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor* UCLA Center Sophomore
1967–68 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor* (2) UCLA Center Junior
1968–69 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor* (3) UCLA Center Senior
1969–70 Maravich, PetePete Maravich* LSU Guard Senior
1969–70 Wicks, SidneySidney Wicks UCLA Forward / Center Junior
1970–71 Carr, AustinAustin Carr Notre Dame Guard Senior
1970–71 Wicks, SidneySidney Wicks (2) UCLA Forward / Center Senior
1971–72 Walton, BillBill Walton* UCLA Center Junior
1972–73 Walton, BillBill Walton* (2) UCLA Center Senior
1973–74 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* NC State Guard / Forward Junior
1974–75 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson* (2) NC State Guard / Forward Senior
1975–76 Benson, KentKent Benson Indiana Center Junior
1975–76 May, ScottScott May Indiana Forward Senior
1976–77 Johnson, MarquesMarques Johnson UCLA Guard Senior
1977–78 Givens, JackJack Givens Kentucky Guard / Forward Senior
1978–79 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Indiana State Forward Senior

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