Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forMost outstanding basketball player in Mountain West Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award2000
Most recentCaleb Martin, Nevada

The Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Mountain West Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1999–00 season—the first year of the conference's existence. As of 2015, no player has received the award multiple times. Two winners of the conference award were consensus national Players of the Year—Andrew Bogut of the University of Utah in 2004–05 and Jimmer Fredette of Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2010–11.

BYU has the most winners with five, with New Mexico and Utah in second place with four. In addition to New Mexico, current conference members with a winner also include San Diego State with three and Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State and Nevada with one each (BYU and Utah both left for other conferences in 2011). The remaining four all-sports members are yet to have a winner—charter members UNLV and Wyoming, and 2013 arrivals San Jose State and Utah State.

Key[edit]

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
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 Mountain West Player of the Year award at that point

Winners[edit]

Andrew Bogut is one of three sophomores to win the MWC Player of the Year award. He was also selected as the national player of the year in 2005.
Like Bogut, Jimmer Fredette was the concurrent national player of the year.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1999–00 Alex Jensen Utah Forward Senior
2000–01 Mekeli Wesley Brigham Young Forward Senior
2001–02 Britton Johnsen Utah Forward Junior
2002–03 Ruben Douglas New Mexico Point guard/Shooting guard Senior
2003–04 Rafael Araújo Brigham Young Center Senior
2003–04 Nick Welch Air Force Center Sophomore
2004–05 Andrew Bogut* Utah Power forward/Center Sophomore
2005–06 Brandon Heath San Diego State Shooting guard Junior
2006–07 Keena Young Brigham Young Guard Senior
2007–08 Lee Cummard Brigham Young Small forward Junior
2007–08 J. R. Giddens New Mexico Shooting guard Senior
2008–09 Luke Nevill Utah Center Senior
2009–10 Darington Hobson New Mexico Small forward Junior
2010–11 Jimmer Fredette* Brigham Young Point guard Senior [1]
2011–12 Jamaal Franklin San Diego State Shooting guard Sophomore [2]
2012–13 Kendall Williams New Mexico Shooting guard Junior [3]
2013–14 Xavier Thames San Diego State Shooting guard Senior [4]
2014–15 Derrick Marks Boise State Shooting guard Senior [5]
2015–16 Marvelle Harris Fresno State Shooting guard Senior [6]
2016–17 Gian Clavell Colorado State Shooting guard Senior [7]
2017–18 Caleb Martin Nevada Small forward Junior [8]

Winners by school[edit]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Brigham Young (1999)[a 1] 5 2001, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011
New Mexico (1999) 4 2003, 2008, 2010, 2013
Utah (1999)[a 2] 4 2000, 2002, 2005, 2009
San Diego State (1999) 3 2006, 2012, 2014
Air Force (1999) 1 2004
Boise State (2011) 1 2015
Colorado State (1999) 1 2017
Fresno State (2012) 1 2016
Nevada (2012) 1 2018
San Jose State (2013) 0
Texas Christian (TCU) (2005)[a 3] 0
UNLV (1999) 0
Utah State (2013) 0
Wyoming (1999) 0

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ BYU left in 2011 to join the West Coast Conference.
  2. ^ Utah left in 2011 to join what is now the Pac-12 Conference.
  3. ^ TCU left in 2012 to join the Big 12 Conference.

References[edit]

  • "Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball 1999–2009" (PDF). Mountain West Conference. Archived from the original (pdf) on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 6 September 2009..