List of NCAA Division I men's basketball season assists leaders

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In basketball, an assist is a pass to a teammate that directly leads to a score by field goal.[1] The National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I assist title is awarded to the player with the highest assists per game average in a given season. The assist title was first recognized in the 1950–51 season when statistics on assists were first compiled by the NCAA, but there are no officially recorded assist leaders between 1952–53 and 1982–83. The NCAA did not split into its current divisions format until August 1973.[2] From 1906 to 1955, there were no classifications to the NCAA nor its predecessor, the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS).[2] Then, from 1956 to 1973, colleges were classified as either "NCAA University Division (Major College)" or "NCAA College Division (Small College)".[2]

Avery Johnson of Southern University holds the all-time NCAA Division I record for single season assists per game (apg) average (13.30), which he accomplished in 1987–88.[3] He also recorded 399 assists that season, which is the second highest single season mark behind UNLV's Mark Wade's record of 406, which occurred in 1986–87.[4] From 1952–53 to 1982–83, the official NCAA record book has no assists per game leaders.[4]

Only three players have earned multiple assist titles: Avery Johnson of Southern (1987, 1988), Jared Jordan of Marist (2006, 2007), and Jason Brickman of LIU Brooklyn (2013, 2014).[5][6] There has been one tie for the national assists leader, which happened during the 2004–05 season when Damitrius Coleman of Mercer and Will Funn of Portland State recorded identical season statistics: 28 games played, 224 total assists and an 8.00 apg average.[7]

Through 2017, only two freshmen (T. J. Ford and Lonzo Ball) and one sophomore (Jason Kidd) have led Division I in average assists.[4][8][9] Two players born outside the United States have led Division I in assists—1995–96 leader Raimonds Miglinieks of UC Irvine, born in modern-day Latvia (the Latvian SSR of the Soviet Union at the time of his birth), and 1999–2000 leader Mark Dickel of UNLV, born in New Zealand.

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Assists leaders[edit]

Jason Kidd won the assists title in 1993–94.
T. J. Ford was the first freshman to lead NCAA Division I in assists.
Lonzo Ball became the second freshman to do so, in 2016–17.
Season Player Pos. Cl. Team Games
played
Assists APG Ref.
1950–51 Walker, BillBill Walker G Sr Toledo 29 210 7.24 [4]
1951–52 O'Toole, TomTom O'Toole G Sr Boston College 27 213 7.89 [4]
1953–83
No assists leaders recorded
1983–84 Lathen, CraigCraig Lathen G Jr UIC 29 274 9.45 [10]
1984–85 Weingard, RobbieRobbie Weingard G Sr Hofstra 24 228 9.50 [11]
1985–86 Jackson, MarkMark Jackson G Jr St. John's 36 328 9.11 [12]
1986–87 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson G Jr Southern 31 333 10.74 [5]
1987–88 Johnson, AveryAvery Johnson (2) G Sr Southern 30 399 13.30 [5]
1988–89 Williams, GlennGlenn Williams G Sr Holy Cross 28 278 9.93 [11]
1989–90 Lehmann, ToddTodd Lehmann G Sr Drexel 28 260 9.29 [13]
1990–91 Corchiani, ChrisChris Corchiani G Sr NC State 31 299 9.65 [14]
1991–92 Usher, VanVan Usher G Sr Tennessee Tech 29 254 8.76 [11]
1992–93 Crawford, SamSam Crawford G Sr New Mexico State 34 310 9.12 [15]
1993–94 Kidd, JasonJason Kidd G So California 30 272 9.07 [8]
1994–95 Haggerty, NelsonNelson Haggerty G Sr Baylor 28 284 10.14 [16]
1995–96 Miglinieks, RaimondsRaimonds Miglinieks G Sr UC Irvine 27 230 8.52 [11]
1996–97 Mitchell, KennyKenny Mitchell G Sr Dartmouth 26 203 7.81 [17]
1997–98 Lewis, AhlonAhlon Lewis G Sr Arizona State 32 294 9.19 [18]
1998–99 Gottlieb, DougDoug Gottlieb G Jr Oklahoma State 34 299 8.79 [19]
1999–00 Dickel, MarkMark Dickel G Sr UNLV 31 280 9.03 [20]
2000–01 Carr, MarkusMarkus Carr G Jr Cal State Northridge 32 286 8.94 [21]
2001–02 Ford, T. J.T. J. Ford G Fr Texas 33 273 8.27 [9]
2002–03 Bailey, MartellMartell Bailey G Jr UIC 30 244 8.13 [22]
2003–04 Davis, GregGreg Davis G Sr Troy 31 256 8.26 [23]
2004–05 Coleman, DamitriusDamitrius Coleman G Jr Mercer 28 224 8.00 [7]
2004–05 Funn, WillWill Funn G Sr Portland State 28 224 8.00 [7]
2005–06 Jordan, JaredJared Jordan G Jr Marist 29 247 8.52 [6]
2006–07 Jordan, JaredJared Jordan (2) G Sr Marist 33 286 8.67 [6]
2007–08 Richards, JasonJason Richards G Sr Davidson 36 293 8.14 [24]
2008–09 Jones, JohnathonJohnathon Jones G Jr Oakland 36 290 8.06 [25]
2009–10 Moore, RonaldRonald Moore G Sr Siena 34 261 7.68 [26]
2010–11 Johnson, AaronAaron Johnson G Sr UAB 31 239 7.71 [27]
2011–12 Machado, ScottScott Machado G Sr Iona 33 327 9.91 [28]
2012–13 Brickman, JasonJason Brickman G Jr LIU Brooklyn 34 289 8.50 [29]
2013–14 Brickman, JasonJason Brickman (2) G Sr LIU Brooklyn 29 289 9.97 [30]
2014–15 West, JalanJalan West G Jr Northwestern State 32 246 7.69 [31]
2015–16 Felder, KayKay Felder G Jr Oakland 35 324 9.26 [32]
2016–17 Ball, LonzoLonzo Ball G Fr UCLA 36 274 7.61 [33]

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