Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award
|Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award|
|Awarded for||High school basketball's top male and female player|
|Currently held by||Cade Cunningham (boys')|
Paige Bueckers (girls')
The Naismith Prep Player of the Year award, named for Canadian basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to high school basketball's top male and female player. The inaugural awards were given to Dennis Scott and Lynne Lorenzen in 1987.
|*||Denotes players inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame†|
|Player (X)||Denotes the number of times the player has won the award|
†To be considered for induction by a screening committee, a player must be fully retired from play for at least five years.
- Officially known for athletic purposes as "Connecticut" until 2013–14.
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