Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Ivy League
Country United States
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Justin Sears, Yale

The Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Ivy League's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1974–75 season. There have been five players honored on two occasions: Craig Robinson, Kit Mueller, Jerome Allen, Ugonna Onyekwe and Ibrahim Jaaber. No player has ever won the award three times.

There have been two ties for player of the year in the award's history. The first time occurred in the 1981–82 season, when Paul Little of Penn shared the award with Craig Robinson of Princeton; the other was at the 1992–93 season's conclusion, when Jerome Allen of Penn tied Buck Jenkins of Columbia.


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 Ivy League Player of the Year award at that point


Craig Robinson is smiling for the camera while attending a very formal ball. He is wearing a dark black suit that has visible grey-colored lines running vertically through it. His white undershirt is complemented by a shiny, solid black tie.
Craig Robinson won the award twice while at Princeton. Today, he is the brother-in-law of United States President Barack Obama.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1974–75 Haigler, RonRon Haigler Penn Power forward Senior
1975–76 Hill, ArmondArmond Hill Princeton Point guard Senior
1976–77 Sowinski, FrankFrank Sowinski Princeton Small forward Junior
1977–78 McDonald, KevenKeven McDonald Penn Small forward Senior
1978–79 Price, TonyTony Price Penn Forward Senior
1979–80 Moss, PeterPeter Moss Brown Senior
1980–81 Lawrence, LarryLarry Lawrence Dartmouth Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1981–82 Little, PaulPaul Little Penn Junior
1981–82 Robinson, CraigCraig Robinson Princeton Forward Junior
1982–83 Robinson, CraigCraig Robinson (2) Princeton Forward Senior
1983–84 Carrabino, JoeJoe Carrabino Harvard Power forward Junior
1984–85 Bantum, KenKen Bantum Cornell Center Senior
1985–86 Turner, JimJim Turner Brown Center Senior
1986–87 Bromwell, PerryPerry Bromwell Penn Center Senior
1987–88 Maley, PaulPaul Maley Yale Power forward Senior
1988–89 Scrabis, RobRob Scrabis Princeton Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
1989–90 Mueller, KitKit Mueller Princeton Center Junior
1990–91 Mueller, KitKit Mueller (2) Princeton Center Senior
1991–92 Jackson, SeanSean Jackson Princeton Shooting guard Senior
1992–93 Allen, JeromeJerome Allen Penn Shooting guard Sophomore
1992–93 Jenkins, BuckBuck Jenkins Columbia Small forward Senior
1993–94 Allen, JeromeJerome Allen (2) Penn Shooting guard Junior
1994–95 Maloney, MattMatt Maloney Penn Shooting guard Senior
1995–96 Bowman, IraIra Bowman Penn Guard Senior
1996–97 Johnson, SydneySydney Johnson Princeton Guard/Forward Senior
1997–98 Goodrich, SteveSteve Goodrich Princeton Center Senior
1998–99 Earl, BrianBrian Earl Princeton Shooting guard Senior
1999–00 Jordan, Michael-HakimMichael-Hakim Jordan Penn Point guard Senior
2000–01 Austin, CraigCraig Austin Columbia Small forward Junior
2001–02 Onyekwe, UgonnaUgonna Onyekwe Penn Power forward Junior
2002–03 Onyekwe, UgonnaUgonna Onyekwe (2) Penn Power forward Senior
2003–04 Forte, JasonJason Forte Brown Point guard Junior
2004–05 Begley, TimTim Begley Penn Shooting guard Senior
2005–06 Jaaber, IbrahimIbrahim Jaaber Penn Point guard Junior
2006–07 Jaaber, IbrahimIbrahim Jaaber (2) Penn Point guard Senior
2007–08 Dale, LouisLouis Dale Cornell Point guard Sophomore
2008–09 Barnett, AlexAlex Barnett Dartmouth Small forward Senior
2009–10 Wittman, RyanRyan Wittman Cornell Small forward Senior
2010–11 Wright, KeithKeith Wright Harvard Power forward Junior
2011–12 Rosen, ZackZack Rosen Penn Point guard Senior [1]
2012–13 Hummer, IanIan Hummer Princeton Small forward Senior [2]
2013–14 Saunders, WesleyWesley Saunders Harvard Small forward Junior
2014–15 Sears, JustinJustin Sears Yale Small forward Junior

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Penn 16 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
Princeton 12 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2013
Brown 3 1980, 1986, 2004
Cornell 3 1985, 2008, 2010
Harvard 3 1984, 2011, 2014
Columbia 2 1993, 2001
Dartmouth 2 1981, 2009
Yale 2 1988, 2015


"Men's Ivy League Outstanding Performers". Ivy League Sports. 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2009. [dead link]