The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy is an award given annually to the best player in men's Division I NCAA basketball. It is usually considered the most prestigious awards to be given in college basketball, the winner being chosen by a committee of national sportswriters, coaches, and sports administrators. This award is given at the location of the Final Four, or the semifinals, for the NCAA Tournament. It was first earned by Bill Walton of UCLA, who also went on to win 2 NBA Titles, who managed to win it three times in a row. The award was named after Adolph Rupp, who was the former coach for the University of Kentucky and a Basketball and College Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.