America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
|America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year|
|Awarded for||the most outstanding basketball player in the America East Conference|
|Currently held by||Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont|
The America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, known also as the Kevin Roberson America East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, is a basketball award given to the America East Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1979–80 season, the first year of the conference's existence (then called ECAC North). Eight players have earned the award multiple times. Only three, however, have been named player of the year three times: Reggie Lewis of Northeastern (1985–1987), Taylor Coppenrath of Vermont (2003–2005), and Jameel Warney of Stony Brook (2014–2016).
As of 2017, Vermont has had the most all-time awards with nine. Northeastern, Stony Brook, and Boston University (the latter of which left the conference in 2013) are second with five, while four other schools have at least two awards apiece. In terms of individual winners, Vermont and BU are tied for the lead with five each. There has been one co-player of the year award tie (1979–80). Coincidentally, it was the first year that the award was given.
|†||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 America East Player of the Year award at that point|
Winners by school
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|Vermont (1979)||9||1991, 1992, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2017|
|Boston University (1979)[a]||5||1988, 1990, 1997, 2011, 2012|
|Northeastern (1979)[b]||5||1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987|
|Stony Brook (2001)||5||2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|Hofstra (1994)[b]||3||1998, 2000, 2001|
|Albany (2001)||2||2006, 2007|
|Drexel (1991)[b]||2||1995, 1996|
|Maine (1979)||2||1980†, 1983|
|Holy Cross (1979)[d]||1||1980†|
|New Hampshire (1979)||1||1994|
|UMass Lowell (2013)||0||—|
- a Boston University left for the Patriot League in 2013.
- b Delaware, Drexel, and Hofstra all left in 2001 to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Northeastern left for the CAA in 2005.
- c Colgate left in 1990 to join its football team in the Patriot League.
- d Holy Cross left in 1983 to join the MAAC. The Crusaders are now in the Patriot League.
- e Siena left in 1989 to join the MAAC.
- "America East Conference Players of the Year". America East Communications. Retrieved 12 September 2009.