Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
|Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year|
|Awarded for||most outstanding basketball player in The Summit League|
|Currently held by||Mike Daum, South Dakota State|
Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual college basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in the Summit League (which had been known as the Mid-Continent Conference up until June 1, 2007). The award was first given following the 1982–83 season. Only one player—Caleb Green of Oral Roberts—has won the award three times (2005–07). Four other players have won the award twice: Jon Collins of Eastern Illinois, Tony Bennett of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Bryce Drew of Valparaiso, and Keith Benson of Oakland.
As of 2017, Oral Roberts and Valparaiso have the most winners. Valparaiso left the Summit League in 2007 to join the Horizon League, where it has remained to this day. Oral Roberts rejoined the Summit in 2014 after spending two seasons in the Southland Conference. Oakland has had three winners, but left after the 2012–13 season to join the Horizon League. Of current league members, Omaha and South Dakota have had no winners. However, these schools are two of the conference's newer members, with South Dakota having joined in 2011 and Omaha in 2012.
|†||Co-Players of the Year|
|*||Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year (1904–05 to 1978–79)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1954–55 to 1995–96)
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 Summit League Player of the Year award at that point|
Winners by school
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|Oral Roberts (1997, 2014)[a 1]||5||1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012|
|Valparaiso (1982)[a 2]||5||1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002|
|Eastern Illinois (1982)[a 3]||3||1985, 1986, 1989|
|North Dakota State (2007)||3||2009, 2014, 2015|
|Oakland (1998)[a 4]||3||2003, 2010, 2011|
|Green Bay (1982)[a 5]||2||1991, 1992|
|IUPUI (1998)||2||2004, 2008|
|Missouri State (1982)[a 6]||2||1987, 1990|
|South Dakota State (2007)||2||2013, 2017|
|UIC (1982)[a 5]||2||1984, 1994|
|Cleveland State (1982)[a 5]||1||1988|
|Fort Wayne (2007)[a 7]||1||2016|
|Southern Utah (1997)[a 8]||1||2001|
|UMKC (1994)[a 9]||1||2000|
|Western Illinois (1982)||1||1983|
|Wright State (1991)[a 5]||1||1993|
|Centenary (2003)[a 10]||0||—|
|South Dakota (2011)||0||—|
- Oral Roberts left in 2012 for the Southland Conference and rejoined The Summit League in 2014.
- Valparaiso left in 2007 for the Horizon League.
- Eastern Illinois left in 1996 for the Ohio Valley Conference.
- Oakland left in 2013 for the Horizon League.
- Illinois–Chicago (UIC), Wisconsin-Green Bay (Green Bay), Cleveland State, and Wright State left in 1994 for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, now known as the Horizon League.
- Missouri State left in 1990 for the Missouri Valley Conference.
- The Fort Wayne athletic program was branded as IPFW before the 2016–17 season.
- Southern Utah left in 2012 for the Big Sky Conference.
- UMKC left in 2013 for the Western Athletic Conference.
- Centenary left in 2011 to begin a transition to NCAA Division III.
- "The Summit League Men's Basketball History → Year-by-Year Award Winners" (PDF). The Summit League. p. 83. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
- "South Dakota State's Daum Named #SummitMBB Player of the Year" (Press release). The Summit League. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.