Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded for the most outstanding basketball player in the Southwest Conference
Country United States
Last awarded 1996

The Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year was an annual basketball award given to the Southwest Conference (SWC)'s most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 19??–?? season and concluded after the 1995–96 season (the SWC disbanded with four members establishing the Big 12 Conference, three members joining the Western Athletic Conference, and one joining Conference USA).

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 Southwest Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Sonny Parker won back-to-back awards in 1975 and 1976.
Clyde Drexler of Houston shared the 1983 award with teammate Michael Young.
Future Hall of Fame inductee Hakeem Olajuwon (then known as Akeem) won in 1984.
David Wesley was a co-player of the year in 1992.
Bo Outlaw won in 1993 and was Houston's sixth and final recipient.
Season Player Team Position Class
1957–58 Herrscher, RickRick Herrscher SMU Guard / forward Senior
1958–59 Kirchner, H. E.H. E. Kirchner TCU Center Senior
1959–60 Broussard, CarrollCarroll Broussard Texas A&M Guard Sophomore
1960–61 Broussard, CarrollCarroll Broussard (2) Texas A&M Guard Junior
1961–62 Broussard, CarrollCarroll Broussard (3) Texas A&M Guard Senior
1962–63 Lenox, BennieBennie Lenox Texas A&M Guard Junior
1963–64 Lenox, BennieBennie Lenox (2) Texas A&M Guard Senior
1964–65 Beasley, JohnJohn Beasley Texas A&M Center Junior
1965–66 Beasley, JohnJohn Beasley (2) Texas A&M Center Senior
1966–67 Holman, DennyDenny Holman SMU Guard Senior
1967–68 Arnold, BillyBilly Arnold Texas Guard Senior
1968–69 Peret, RonnieRonnie Peret Texas A&M Center Senior
1968–69 Phillips, GeneGene Phillips SMU Forward Sophomore
1968–69 Williams, GregGreg Williams Rice Junior
1969–70 Phillips, GeneGene Phillips (2) SMU Forward Junior
1970–71 Kennedy, GooGoo Kennedy TCU Forward Senior
1970–71 Phillips, GeneGene Phillips (3) SMU Forward Senior
1971–72 Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson Texas Forward Sophomore
1972–73 Terry, MartinMartin Terry Arkansas Guard Senior
1973–74 Robinson, LarryLarry Robinson (2) Texas Forward Senior
1974–75 Parker, SonnySonny Parker Texas A&M Guard / forward Junior
1975–76 Parker, SonnySonny Parker (2) Texas A&M Guard / forward Senior
1975–76 Terrell, IraIra Terrell SMU Center Senior
1976–77 Birdsong, OtisOtis Birdsong Houston Guard Senior
1977–78 Brewer, RonRon Brewer Arkansas Guard Senior
1978–79 Moncrief, SidneySidney Moncrief Arkansas Guard Senior
1979–80 Baxter, RonRon Baxter Texas Guard Senior
1979–80 Teagle, TerryTerry Teagle Baylor Guard / forward Sophomore
1980–81 Williams, RobRob Williams Houston Guard Sophomore
1981–82 Pierce, RickyRicky Pierce Rice Forward Senior
1982–83 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler Houston Guard / forward Junior
1982–83 Young, MichaelMichael Young Houston Forward / guard Junior
1983–84 Olajuwon, AkeemAkeem Olajuwon Houston Center Junior
1984–85 Jennings, BubbaBubba Jennings Texas Tech Guard Senior
1985–86 Brownlee, JohnJohn Brownlee Texas Forward / center Senior
1986–87 Holcombe, CarvenCarven Holcombe TCU Guard Senior
1987–88 McKinney, CarltonCarlton McKinney SMU Guard Senior
1988–89 Mays, TravisTravis Mays Texas Guard Junior
1989–90 Mays, TravisTravis Mays (2) Texas Guard Senior
1990–91 Day, ToddTodd Day Arkansas Forward Junior
1990–91 Miller, OliverOliver Miller Arkansas Center Junior
1991–92 Flemons, WillWill Flemons Texas Tech Forward Junior
1991–92 Wesley, DavidDavid Wesley Baylor Guard Senior
1992–93 Flemons, WillWill Flemons (2) Texas Tech Forward Senior
1992–93 Outlaw, BoBo Outlaw Houston Forward / center Senior
1992–93 Wilson, MikeMike Wilson SMU Guard Senior
1993–94 Tyler, B. J.B. J. Tyler Texas Guard Senior
1994–95 Thomas, KurtKurt Thomas TCU Center Senior
1995–96 Sasser, JasonJason Sasser Texas Tech Forward Senior

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Texas A&M (1915) 10 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1975, 1976
SMU (1918) 8 1958, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1988, 1993
Texas (1915) 8 1968, 1972, 1974, 1980, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1994
Houston (1971) 6 1977, 1981, 1983 (×2), 1984, 1993
Arkansas (1915) 5 1973, 1978, 1979, 1991 (×2)
TCU (1923) 4 1959, 1971, 1987, 1995
Texas Tech (1956) 4 1985, 1992, 1993, 1996
Baylor (1915) 2 1980, 1992
Rice (1918) 2 1969, 1982

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