Monday, March 21, 2016

National Players of the Year

More than 1X national player of the year:
Michael Jordan 5 (+2 2nds), George Mikan 5, Bill Walton 5, Wilt Chamberlain 4 (+2 2nds), Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 4, Larry Bird 3 (+1), Bob Kurland 3, Shaquille O'Neal 3, Tim Duncan 2 (+2), Kobe Bryant 2 (+1), Magic Johnson 2 (+1), Barney Sedran 2 (+1), Charles "Tarzan" Cooper 2, Dutch Dehnert 2, Leroy "Cowboy" Edwards 2, Hank Luisetti 2, Oscar Robertson 2,  John Schommer 2, David Thompson 2, Ed Wachter 2, LeBron James 2, Johnny Beckman 1 (+3), Benny Borgman 1 (+2), Harry Fisher 1 (+1), Lisa Leslie 1 (+1), Nat Holman 1 (+1), Bobby McDermott 1 (+1), Bob Pettit 1 (+1), Ralph Sampson 1 (+1), Chris Steinmetz 1 (+1)

Top 7
C- George Mikan 5
PF- Bill Walton 5
F- Larry Bird 3
G- Michael Jordan 5 + 2
G- Magic Johnson 2 + 1
6th- Kobe Bryant 2 + 1
7th- Barney Sedran 2 + 1

Old-Timers
C- Mikan 5
PF- Dutch Dehnert 2
F- Hank Luisetti 2
G- Johnny Beckman 1 + 3
G- Benny Borgmann 1 + 2
6th- Charles "Tarzan" Cooper 2

Modern Era
C- Walton 5
F- Bird 3
G- Jordan 5 + 2
G- Johnson 2 + 1
G- Bryant 2 + 1
6th- Chamberlain 4 + 2

National Players of the Year
1901 G. M. Clark, Yale
1902 William Deering, Minnesota
1903 John Anderson, Bucknell (2nd: Chris Steinmetz, Wisconsin)
1904 Harry Fisher, Columbia
1905 Steinmetz (2nd: Fisher)
1906 George Grebenstein, Dartmouth
1907 John Schommer, U. of Chicago
1908 Charles Keinath, Penn
1909 Schommer

1910 Pat Page, Chicago (2nd: Barney Sedran, CCNY)
1911 Sedran
1912 J.O. Erwin, Clemson
1913 Ed Wachter, Troy Trojans--1st professional winner
1914 Sedran, Utica--pro
1915 Wachter--pro
1916 Windy Levis, Wisconsin (2nd: Johnny Beckman, Patterson)
1917 Ray Bohler, Washington State (2nd: Beckman, Bridgeport)
1918 Joe Schwarzer, Syracuse
1919 Erling Platou, Minnesota

1920 Forrest DeBernardi, Westminster (2nd: Beckman, Nanticoke)
1921 Fuzzy Vandiver, Franklin (IN) HS (2nd: Nat Holman, Germantown)
1922 Beckman and Dutch Dehnert, Original Celtics--pro
1923 Paul Endacott, Kansas (2nd: Benny Borgmann, Patterson Legionaires and Kingston Colonels)
1924 Borgmann--pro
1925 Dehnert
1926 Victor Hanson, Syracuse
1927 Holman, Original Celtics
1928 Joe Lapchick, Original Celtics
1929 John Thompson, Montana State (2nd: Borgmann, Fort Wayne Hoosiers)

1930 Chuck Hyatt, Pittsburgh (2nd: Bud Foster, Wisconsin)
1931 Joe Reiff, Northwestern
1932 John Wooden, Purdue (2nd: Stretch Murphy, Purdue)
1933 Charles "Tarzan" Cooper, New York Rens--pro
1934 Fats Jenkins, New York Rens
1935 Leroy "Cowboy" Edwards, Kentucky
1936 Wooden, Indianapolis All-Americans
1937 Hank Luisetti, Stanford
1938 Luisetti
1939 Cooper and Pop Gates, New York Rens

1940 Edwards, Oshkosh All-Stars
1941 George Glamack, North Carolina
1942 Bob Davies, Seton Hall
1943 Andy Philip, Illinois
1944 George Mikan, DePaul (2nd: Bobby McDermott, Chicago Gears)
1945 Bob Kurland, Oklahoma A&M and Mikan
1946 Kurland
1947 McDermott
1948 Reese "Goose" Tatum, Harlem Globetrotters
1949 Alex Groza, Kentucky (2nd: Mikan, Minneapolis Lakers)

1950 Mikan
1951 Mikan
1952 Kurland, U.S. Olympic Team (2nd: Clyde Lovellette, Kansas)
1953 Mikan
1954 Tom Gola, LaSalle
1955 Bill Russell, U. of San Francisco
1956 Russell (2nd: Bob Pettit, St. Louis Hawks)
1957 Wilt Chamberlain, Kansas (2nd: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics)
1958 Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati U.
1959 Pettit

1960 Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors
1961 Jerry Lucas, Ohio State
1962 Chamberlain
1963 Russell, Boston Celtics (2nd: Chamberlain)
1964 Robertson, Cincinnati Royals
1965 Bill Bradley, Princeton
1966 Cazzie Russell, Michigan (2nd: Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers)
1967 Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers
1968 LewAlcindor, UCLA
1969 Alcindor

1970 Pete Maravich, Louisiana State
1971 Alcindor, Milwaukee Bucks
1972 Bill Walton, UCLA
1973 Walton
1974 David Thompson, North Carolina State and Walton
1975 Thompson
1976 Scott May, Indiana
1977 Walton, Portland Trailblazers
1978 Walton
1979 Larry Bird, Indiana State

1980 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles Lakers
1981 Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers
1982 Ralph Sampson, Virginia
1983 Moses Malone, Philadelphis 76ers (2nd: Sampson)
1984 Bird, Boston Celtics
1985 Pat Ewing, Georgetown (2nd: Bird)
1986 Bird
1987 Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers
1988 Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls
1989 M. Johnson

1990 Isaiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (2nd: M. Johnson)
1991 Jordan
1992 Jordan
1993 Sheryl Swoopes, Texas Tech women (2nd: Jordan, Chicago)
1994 Akeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets
1995 David Robinson, San Antonio Spurs
1996 Jordan
1997 Tim Duncan, Wake Forest (2nd: Jordan)
1998 Jordan
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee women (2nd: Duncan, San Antonio Spurs)

2000 Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers
2001 O'Neal (2nd: Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks)
2002 O'Neal (2nd: Sue Bird, Connecticut)
2003 Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
2004 Lisa Leslie, Los Angeles Sparks and U.S. Women's Olympic Team
2005 Steve Nash, Phoenix Sun (2nd: Duncan)
2006 Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
2007 Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
2008 Candace Parker, Tennessee women and Los Angeles Sparks
2009 Tina Charles, U. Connecticut women (2nd: Bryant)

2010 Bryant
2011 Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (2nd: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder)
2012 LeBron James, Miami Heat
2013 James
2014 Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
2015 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors


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