Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Horizon League
Country United States
First awarded 1980
Currently held by Keifer Sykes, Green Bay

The Horizon League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Horizon League's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1979–80 season—the first year of the conference's existence. Four players have won the award multiple times: Byron Larkin, Brian Grant, Rashad Phillips and Alfredrick Hughes. Hughes, unlike the other three who each won twice, was awarded the Player of the Year on three occasions—a feat that has never been duplicated.

As of 2014, there have only been two ties in the award's history (1980–81 and 1982–83). Butler, which left for the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2012 and is now in the Big East Conference, has seven recipients, which is the most all-time. Loyola has six winners, but left in 2013 to join the Missouri Valley Conference. Among current members, Detroit has the most, with five. Only two current members of the Horizon League have never had a winner – Oakland, which joined the conference in 2013, and Youngstown State.

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 Horizon League Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Jeff Nordgaard won in 1996 as a player for UW-Green Bay.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1979–80 Garrett, CalvinCalvin Garrett Oral Roberts Forward Senior
1980–81 Clemons, DariusDarius Clemons Loyola (IL) Point guard Junior
1980–81 Jackson, RubinRubin Jackson Oklahoma City Forward Junior
1981–82 Sappleton, WayneWayne Sappleton Loyola (IL) Power forward Senior
1982–83 Acres, MarkMark Acres Oral Roberts Center Sophomore
1982–83 Hughes, AlfredrickAlfredrick Hughes Loyola (IL) Small forward Sophomore
1983–84 Hughes, AlfredrickAlfredrick Hughes (2) Loyola (IL) Small forward Junior
1984–85 Hughes, AlfredrickAlfredrick Hughes (3) Loyola (IL) Small forward Senior
1985–86 Larkin, ByronByron Larkin Xavier Shooting guard Sophomore
1986–87 Moore, AndreAndre Moore Loyola (IL) Power forward Senior
1987–88 Larkin, ByronByron Larkin (2) Xavier Shooting guard Senior
1988–89 Haffner, ScottScott Haffner Evansville Point guard Senior
1989–90 Hill, TyroneTyrone Hill Xavier Power forward Senior
1990–91 Archbold, DarinDarin Archbold Butler Shooting guard Junior
1991–92 Casebier, ParrishParrish Casebier Evansville Power forward Sophomore
1992–93 Grant, BrianBrian Grant Xavier Power forward/Center Junior
1993–94 Grant, BrianBrian Grant (2) Xavier Power forward/Center Senior
1994–95 Ford, SherellSherell Ford UIC Forward Senior
1995–96 Nordgaard, JeffJeff Nordgaard Green Bay Small forward Senior
1996–97 Neuhouser, JonJon Neuhouser Butler Power forward Junior
1997–98 Miller, MarkMark Miller UIC Guard Senior
1998–99 Jackson, JermaineJermaine Jackson Detroit Shooting guard Senior
1999–00 Phillips, RashadRashad Phillips Detroit Point guard Junior
2000–01 Phillips, RashadRashad Phillips (2) Detroit Point guard Senior
2001–02 Hainje, RylanRylan Hainje Butler Shooting guard Senior
2002–03 Green, WillieWillie Green Detroit Shooting guard Senior
2003–04 Page, DylanDylan Page Milwaukee Power forward/Center Senior
2004–05 McCants, EdEd McCants Milwaukee Shooting guard Senior
2005–06 Polk, BrandonBrandon Polk Butler Forward Senior
2006–07 Wood, DaShaunDaShaun Wood Wright State Point guard Senior
2007–08 Green, MikeMike Green Butler Shooting guard Senior
2008–09 Howard, MattMatt Howard Butler Power forward Sophomore
2009–10 Hayward, GordonGordon Hayward Butler Shooting guard Sophomore [1]
2010–11 Cole, NorrisNorris Cole Cleveland State Point guard Senior [2]
2011–12 Broekhoff, RyanRyan Broekhoff Valparaiso Small forward Junior [3]
2012–13 McCallum, Jr., RayRay McCallum, Jr. Detroit Point guard Junior [4]
2013–14 Sykes, KeiferKeifer Sykes Green Bay Point guard Junior [5]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Butler (1980)[a] 7 1991, 1997, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
Loyola (IL) (1980)[b] 6 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987
Detroit (1981) 5 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2013
Xavier (1980)[c] 5 1986, 1988, 1990, 1993, 1994
Evansville (1980)[d] 2 1989, 1992
Green Bay (1995) 2 1996, 2014
Milwaukee (1995) 2 2004, 2005
Oral Roberts (1980)[e] 2 1980, 1983
UIC (1995) 2 1995, 1998
Cleveland State (1995) 1 2011
Oklahoma City (1980)[f] 1 1981
Wright State (1995) 1 2007
Valparaiso (2008) 1 2012
Oakland (2013) 0
Youngstown State (2002) 0

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