Southeastern Conference Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year

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SEC Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year
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Awarded for the most outstanding first-year male basketball player in the Southeastern Conference
Country United States
First awarded 1998
Currently held by Malik Monk, Kentucky

The Southeastern Conference (SEC) Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year is an umbrella name for two awards given to the most outstanding basketball player in his first year at a Southeastern Conference school. One award, voted on and presented by SEC coaches, is currently called Freshman of the Year, and is open only to freshmen (i.e., those who are in their first season of college play, which is usually but not always their first year of college). The other award, presented by the Associated Press, is called Newcomer of the Year, and is open to any player in his first season at an SEC school, including those who transferred to SEC schools. (The coaches' award was not always restricted to freshmen, but now is.)


Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a Player of the Year award:
the SEC Player of the Year
Italics Player was not a freshman that season
A Associated Press selection
C SEC coaches selection


Anthony Davis dunks for Kentucky
Anthony Davis won the award in 2012 as well as Naismith National Player of the Year
Mo Williams playing for the Los Angeles Clippers while on the road in a red uniform.
Mo Williams won the award for the Crimson Tide in 2002
DeMarcus Cousins competing in a charity event in the Summer of 2011
DeMarcus Cousins won the award 2010 while freshman teammate John Wall won Player of the Year
Season Player[a] School Position
1997–98 Jones, JumaineJumaine Jones Georgia Power forward
1997–98 Harris, TonyTony Harris Tennessee Point Guard
1998–99 Porter, ChrisChris Porter Auburn Small forward
1999–2000 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson Arkansas Small forward
2000–01 Reed, JustinJustin Reed Ole Miss Power forward
2001–02 Hayes, JarvisJarvis HayesC Georgia Power forward
2001–02 Williams, Maurice "Mo"Maurice "Mo" WilliamsA Alabama Point guard
2002–03 Roberson, AnthonyAnthony Roberson Florida Point guard
2003–04 Bass, BrandonBrandon BassC LSU Power forward
2003–04 Roberts, LawrenceLawrence RobertsA Mississippi State Power forward
2004–05 Davis, GlenGlen Davis LSU Center
2005–06 Thomas, TyrusTyrus Thomas LSU Power forward
2006–07 Beverley, PatrickPatrick Beverley Arkansas Point guard
2007–08 Calathes, NickNick CalathesA Florida Point guard
2007–08 Patterson, PatrickPatrick PattersonC Kentucky Power forward
2008–09 White, TerricoTerrico White Ole Miss Point guard
2009–10 Cousins, DeMarcusDeMarcus Cousins Kentucky Center
2010–11 Jones, TerrenceTerrence Jones Kentucky Power forward
2011–12* Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis Kentucky Center
2012–13 Noel, NerlensNerlens NoelC Kentucky Center
2012–13 Henderson, MarshallMarshall HendersonA Ole Miss Shooting guard
2013–14 Randle, JuliusJulius Randle Kentucky Power forward
2014–15 Towns, Karl-AnthonyKarl-Anthony Towns Kentucky Center
2015–16 Simmons, BenBen Simmons LSU Forward
2016–17 Monk, MalikMalik Monk Kentucky Guard

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Kentucky 8 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
LSU 4 2004, 2005, 2006, 2016
Ole Miss 3 2001, 2009, 2013
Arkansas 2 2000, 2007
Florida 2 2003, 2008
Georgia 2 1998, 2002
Tennessee 1 1998
Alabama 1 2002
Auburn 1 1999
Mississippi State 1 2004
Missouri 0
South Carolina 0
Texas A&M 0
Vanderbilt 0


  • a Award is given to either a freshman or player in first season within the league.

SEC Media guide provides the entire list on page 128