Pete Newell Big Man Award

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The Pete Newell Big Man Award has been awarded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches since 2000. It is presented to the top low-post player each season. The award is named after Pete Newell, the coach who ran the Pete Newell Big Man Camp for low-post players from 1976 until his death in 2008.

So far, no player has won the award more than once. Only two schools, Duke and Utah, have produced more than one winner, with each school claiming two. Utah's winners are the only two to have been born outside the U.S.—Andrew Bogut in Australia and Jakob Pöltl in Austria.


Drew Gooden of Kansas won in 2002.
Andrew Bogut of Utah won in 2005.
Blake Griffin of Oklahoma won in 2009.
Season Player School Class
1999–00 Fizer, MarcusMarcus Fizer Iowa State Junior
2000–01 Collins, JasonJason Collins Stanford Senior
2001–02 Gooden, DrewDrew Gooden Kansas Junior
2002–03 West, DavidDavid West Xavier Senior
2003–04 Okafor, EmekaEmeka Okafor Connecticut Junior
2004–05 Bogut, AndrewAndrew Bogut Utah Sophomore
2005–06 Davis, GlenGlen Davis LSU Sophomore
2006–07 Oden, GregGreg Oden Ohio State Freshman
2007–08 Beasley, MichaelMichael Beasley Kansas State Freshman
2008–09 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin Oklahoma Sophomore
2009–10 Monroe, GregGreg Monroe Georgetown Sophomore
2010–11 Johnson, JaJuanJaJuan Johnson Purdue Senior
2011–12 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis Kentucky Freshman
2012–13 Plumlee, MasonMason Plumlee Duke Senior
2013–14 Young, PatricPatric Young Florida Senior
2014–15 Okafor, JahlilJahlil Okafor Duke Freshman
2015–16 Pöltl, JakobJakob Pöltl Utah Sophomore

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