Oscar Robertson Trophy

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Oscar Robertson Trophy
Given for the most outstanding NCAA Division I men's basketball player
Country United States
First award 1959
Most recent Frank Mason III, Kansas
Website USBWA

The Oscar Robertson Trophy is given out annually to the outstanding men's college basketball player by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The trophy is considered to be the oldest of its kind and has been given out since 1959.


USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959, which makes it the oldest running trophy for the college player of the year. The USBWA annually selects a player of the year and All-America teams for both men and women in college basketball. The USBWA men's player of the year award is now called the Oscar Robertson Trophy.

The USBWA also selects a national coach of the year for men and women, with the men's award named after legendary coach Henry Iba. It was renamed after the college and professional legend Oscar Robertson in 1998. Five nominees are presented and the individual with the most votes receives the award during the NCAA Final Four. The Oscar Robertson Trophy, previously known as the Player of the Year Award, was renamed in 1998 because of Robertson’s outstanding career (including winning the first two awards) and his continuing efforts to promote the game of basketball. He averaged 32.6 points per game in his sophomore year at Cincinnati.


Co-Players of the Year
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Oscar Robertson Trophy at that point


Michael Jordan, 1984 winner
Chris Mullin, 1985 winner
Blake Griffin, 2009 winner
Evan Turner, 2010 winner
Season Player School Position Class
1958–59 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson Cincinnati Point guard Junior
1959–60 Robertson, OscarOscar Robertson (2) Cincinnati Point guard Senior
1960–61 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas Ohio State Forward / Center Junior
1961–62 Lucas, JerryJerry Lucas (2) Ohio State Forward / Center Senior
1962–63 Heyman, ArtArt Heyman Duke Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1963–64 Hazzard, WaltWalt Hazzard UCLA Guard Senior
1964–65 Bradley, BillBill Bradley Princeton Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1965–66 Russell, CazzieCazzie Russell Michigan Shooting guard Senior
1966–67 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor[a] UCLA Center Sophomore
1967–68 Alcindor, LewLew Alcindor[a] (2) UCLA Center Junior
1968–69 Maravich, PetePete Maravich LSU Guard Junior
1969–70 Maravich, PetePete Maravich (2) LSU Guard Senior
1970–71 Wicks, SidneySidney Wicks UCLA Center Senior
1971–72 Walton, BillBill Walton UCLA Center Sophomore
1972–73 Walton, BillBill Walton (2) UCLA Center Junior
1973–74 Walton, BillBill Walton (3) UCLA Center Senior
1974–75 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson NC State Shooting guard / Small forward Senior
1975–76 Dantley, AdrianAdrian Dantley Notre Dame Guard / Forward Junior
1976–77 Johnson, MarquesMarques Johnson UCLA Guard / Forward Senior
1977–78 Ford, PhilPhil Ford North Carolina Point guard Senior
1978–79 Bird, LarryLarry Bird Indiana State Small forward Senior
1979–80 Aguirre, MarkMark Aguirre DePaul Small forward Sophomore
1980–81 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson Virginia Center Sophomore
1981–82 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson (2) Virginia Center Junior
1982–83 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson (3) Virginia Center Senior
1983–84 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan North Carolina Shooting guard Junior
1984–85 Mullin, ChrisChris Mullin St. John's Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1985–86 Berry, WalterWalter Berry St. John's Power forward Senior
1986–87 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson Navy Center Senior
1987–88 Hawkins, HerseyHersey Hawkins Bradley Shooting guard Senior
1988–89 Ferry, DannyDanny Ferry Duke Power forward / Center Senior
1989–90 Simmons, LionelLionel Simmons La Salle Small forward Senior
1990–91 Johnson, LarryLarry Johnson UNLV Power forward Senior
1991–92 Laettner, ChristianChristian Laettner Duke Forward Senior
1992–93 Cheaney, CalbertCalbert Cheaney Indiana Small forward Senior
1993–94 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson Purdue Small forward / Power forward Sophomore
1994–95 O'Bannon, EdEd O'Bannon UCLA Small forward Senior
1995–96 Camby, MarcusMarcus Camby UMass Center Junior
1996–97 Duncan, TimTim Duncan Wake Forest Center Senior
1997–98 Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison North Carolina Small forward Junior
1998–99 Brand, EltonElton Brand Duke Center Sophomore
1999–00 Martin, KenyonKenyon Martin Cincinnati Power forward Senior
2000–01 Battier, ShaneShane Battier Duke Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Williams, JasonJason Williams Duke Point guard Junior
2002–03 West, DavidDavid West Xavier Power forward Senior
2003–04 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Bogut, AndrewAndrew Bogut Utah Center Sophomore
2005–06 Morrison, AdamAdam Morrison Gonzaga Small forward Junior
2005–06 Redick, J. J.J. J. Redick Duke Shooting guard Senior
2006–07 Durant, KevinKevin Durant Texas Small forward Freshman
2007–08 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough North Carolina Power forward Junior
2008–09 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin Oklahoma Power forward Sophomore
2009–10 Turner, EvanEvan Turner Ohio State Shooting guard Junior
2010–11 Fredette, JimmerJimmer Fredette BYU Shooting guard Senior
2011–12 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis Kentucky Power forward Freshman
2012–13 Burke, TreyTrey Burke Michigan Point guard Sophomore
2013–14 McDermott, DougDoug McDermott Creighton Small forward Senior
2014–15 Kaminsky, FrankFrank Kaminsky Wisconsin Power forward Senior
2015–16 Hield, BuddyBuddy Hield Oklahoma Shooting guard Senior
2016–17 Mason III, FrankFrank Mason III Kansas Point guard Senior

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