Metro Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
|Metro Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year|
|Given for||the most outstanding basketball player in the Metro Conference|
|Most recent||Jarvis Lang, Charlotte|
The Metro Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year was a basketball award given to the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Athletic (Metro) Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1976–77 season and was discontinued after the 1994–95 season. In 1995 the Metro Conference merged with the Great Midwest Conference to form Conference USA.
There were three ties in the award's history, in 1978, 1981 and 1988. One player, Darrell Griffith of Louisville, was also named the National Player of the Year (1980) by being presented the John R. Wooden Award.
Louisville represents the most all-time winners of the Metro Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year with eight. The second most belong to Southern Mississippi with three (all of which belong to Clarence Weatherspoon). Weatherspoon was the only three-time winner of the award, while two others earned it twice (Keith Lee and Clifford Rozier).
|†||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 Metro Player of the Year award at that point|
Winners by school
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|Louisville (1975)[a]||8||1978†, 1980, 1981†, 1983, 1987, 1988†, 1993, 1994|
|Southern Mississippi (1982)[b]||3||1990, 1991, 1992|
|Cincinnati (1975)[a]||2||1977, 1979|
|Florida State (1976)[c]||2||1978†, 1989|
|Memphis State (1975)[b]||2||1982, 1985|
|Virginia Tech (1979)||2||1986, 1988†|
|Saint Louis (1975)[a]||1||1981†|
- a School was charter member of Conference USA (C-USA) but has since left for another conference.
- b School remains in the reunified C-USA.
- c Florida State University left to join the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1991.
- d Memphis State University is now called the University of Memphis.
- e The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, now athletically branded as "Charlote", will rejoin C-USA in 2013.