Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
|Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year|
|Awarded for||the most outstanding basketball player in the Atlantic Sun Conference|
|Currently held by||Ty Greene, South Carolina Upstate|
The Atlantic Sun Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual basketball award given to the Atlantic Sun Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1978–79 season, the first year of the A-Sun's existence, when it was known as the Trans America Athletic Conference (TAAC). Only one player, Willie Jackson of Centenary, has won the award three times (1982–84).
As of 2014, Centenary has the most all-time winners with six, but they left the conference in 2000, when it was still known as the TAAC. There has been only one tie in the award's history, which occurred in 1997–98 between Mark Jones of Central Florida and Sedric Webber of the College of Charleston. Among the eight schools that will be A-Sun members in the 2015–16 season, only three have had a winner: Florida Gulf Coast, Lipscomb, and USC Upstate.
|†||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 Atlantic Sun Player of the Year award at that point|
Winners by school
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|Centenary (1978)[a 1]||6||1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991|
|College of Charleston (1992)[a 2]||4||1994, 1996, 1997, 1998†|
|Georgia Southern (1980)[a 3]||4||1987, 1988, 1989, 1992|
|Mercer (1978)[a 4]||4||1981, 1985, 1993, 2014|
|East Tennessee State (2005)[a 4]||3||2006, 2007, 2011|
|Belmont (2001)[a 5]||2||2003, 2009|
|Georgia State (1984)[a 6]||2||2001, 2002|
|South Carolina Upstate (2007)||2||2012, 2015|
|Troy (1997)[a 7]||2||2000, 2004|
|Arkansas–Little Rock (1980)[a 8]||1||1986|
|Central Florida (1992)[a 9]||1||1998†|
|Florida Atlantic (1993)[a 10]||1||2005|
|Florida Gulf Coast (2007)||1||2013|
|Gardner–Webb (2002)[a 11]||1||2008|
|Northeast Louisiana (1978)[a 12]||1||1979|
|Campbell (1994)[a 13]||0||—|
|Kennesaw State (2005)||0||—|
|North Florida (2005)||0||—|
|Northern Kentucky (2012)[a 14]||0||—|
|Oklahoma City (1978)[a 15]||0||—|
- Centenary College of Louisiana left in 2000 and went independent. The Gents (and Ladies) have since dropped from Division I, and are now in the Division III Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
- The College of Charleston left in 1998 to join the Southern Conference (SoCon), and is now in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
- Georgia Southern University left in 1992 to join the SoCon, and is now in the Sun Belt Conference.
- East Tennessee State University and Mercer University left in 2014 to join the SoCon.
- Belmont University left in 2012 to join the Ohio Valley Conference.
- Georgia State University left in 2005 to join the CAA, and is now in the Sun Belt.
- Troy University left in 2005 to join the Sun Belt.
- The University of Arkansas at Little Rock left in 1991 to join the Sun Belt.
- The University of Central Florida (UCF) left in 2005 to join Conference USA (C-USA), and is now in the American Athletic Conference.
- Florida Atlantic University left in 2006 to join the Sun Belt, and is now in C-USA.
- Gardner–Webb University left in 2008 to join the Big South Conference.
- The University of Louisiana at Monroe, then known as Northeast Louisiana University, left in 1983 to join the Southland Conference, and is now in the Sun Belt.
- Campbell University left in 2011 to rejoin its pre-1994 home of the Big South Conference.
- Northern Kentucky left the A-Sun for the Horizon League in 2015.
- Oklahoma City University was a charter TAAC member in 1978, but was only a member in the first season of 1978–79. The Chiefs, now the Stars, left to become a charter member of the Midwestern City Conference (now the Horizon League). Oklahoma City left the NCAA altogether in 1985, and is now a member of the NAIA Sooner Athletic Conference.
- "Men's Basketball Record Book". Basketball Media Guide 2009–10 (pg. 39). Atlantic Sun Conference. 2009. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
- Banks, Varidel Earn Atlantic Sun All-Conference Honors, accessed March 1, 2011
- Craig, Belmont Trio Highlight All-Conference Team, accessed February 27, 2012
- A-Sun Announces Men's All-Conference Awards Via Video, accessed March 5, 2013
- A-Sun Announces 2014 #ASunMBB All-Conference Awards, accessed March 3, 2014
- Upstate's Ty Greene named A-Sun Player of the Year, accessed March 2, 2015