Lefty Driesell Award
|Lefty Driesell Award|
|Given for||the nation's top men's defensive player in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Most recent||Matisse Thybulle, Washington|
The Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding men's college basketball defender in NCAA Division I competition. The award was established in 2010 and is named for legendary head coach Lefty Driesell, who is the only head coach to amass 100 wins at four different Division I schools and is best remembered for his success with the Davidson Wildcats and Maryland Terrapins programs.
|*||Awarded a national Player of the Year award: |
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Lefty Driesell Award|
|2009–10||Jarvis Varnado||Mississippi State||Senior|||
|2010–11||Kent Bazemore||Old Dominion||Junior|||
|2012–13||Tommy Brenton||Stony Brook||Senior|||
|2016–17||Jevon Carter||West Virginia||Junior|||
|2017–18||Jevon Carter (2)||West Virginia||Senior|||
Winners by school
|West Virginia||2||2017, 2018|
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- "ODU's Bazemore named Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year". Daily Press. 2 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
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- "Brenton named Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year". GoSeawolves.com. 5 April 2013. Archived from the original on 8 April 2013. Retrieved 6 April 2013.
- "UL guard Elfrid Payton win Lefty Driesell Award". theAvertiser.com. 5 April 2014. Archived from the original on 5 April 2014. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
- Oakes, Jamie (April 3, 2015). "Darion Atkins named National Defensive Player of the Year". 247Sports.com. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- Neville, Steven (April 5, 2016). "Valpo MBB's Fernandez Named National Defensive Player of the Year". ValpoLife. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
- "Louisiana's Wright Named To Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team". RaginCajuns.com. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
- "Carter garners Lefty Driesell award". WV News. 3 April 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- "UW's Matisse Thybulle wins Lefty Driesell Defensive Player of the Year award". Seattle Times. 5 April 2019. Retrieved 5 April 2019.