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A–10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Atlantic 10 Conference
CountryUnited States
First awarded1977
Currently held byObi Toppin, Dayton

The Atlantic 10 (A-10) Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Atlantic 10 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1976–77 season. David West of Xavier is the only player to have won the award three times (2001–03). Four other players—James Bailey, Earl Belcher, Greg Jones and Steven Smith—have won the award twice. Three players—Marcus Camby (1996), Jameer Nelson (2004), and Obi Toppin (2020)—have also won the award in the same season that they were named the Naismith College Player of the Year or received the John R. Wooden Award, the nation's two most prestigious college basketball awards.

As of 2020, Temple has the most all-time winners with 10, but the Owls left for the American Athletic Conference in 2013. Among current members, Saint Joseph's and UMass have the most winners with five each. There have been three ties in the award's history (1983, 2005, 2018). Three current A-10 have had no winners: Fordham, George Mason and VCU. However, Fordham is the only one of these schools that was an A-10 member before 2012.


Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Player of the Year award at that point


File:Marcus Camby Clippers cropped.jpg

Marcus Camby won in 1996 while at Massachusetts.


At Temple, Juan "Pepe" Sánchez won the award in 2000.

Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson (left) won in 2004 while at Saint Joseph's.

Season Player School Position Class
1976–77 Nixon, NormNorm Nixon Duquesne Point guard Senior
1977–78 Bailey, JamesJames Bailey Rutgers Forward / Center Junior
1978–79 Bailey, JamesJames Bailey (2) Rutgers Forward / Center Senior
1979–80 Belcher, EarlEarl Belcher St. Bonaventure Forward Junior
1980–81 Belcher, EarlEarl Belcher (2) St. Bonaventure Forward Senior
1981–82 Jones, GregGreg Jones West Virginia Point guard Junior
1982–83 Hinson, RoyRoy Hinson Rutgers Center Senior
1982–83 Jones, GregGreg Jones (2) West Virginia Point guard Senior
1983–84 Stansbury, TerenceTerence Stansbury Temple Shooting guard Senior
1984–85 Hall, GrangerGranger Hall Temple Center Senior
1985–86 Martin, MauriceMaurice Martin Saint Joseph's Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1986–87 Blackwell, NateNate Blackwell Temple Guard Senior
1987–88 Perry, TimTim Perry Temple Power forward Senior
1988–89 Macon, MarkMark Macon Temple Shooting guard Sophomore
1989–90 Green, KennyKenny Green Rhode Island Center Senior
1990–91 Hughes, KeithKeith Hughes Rutgers Power forward Senior
1991–92 Williams, HarperHarper Williams Massachusetts Power forward / Center Junior
1992–93 McKie, AaronAaron McKie Temple Point guard / Shooting guard Junior
1993–94 Jones, EddieEddie Jones Temple Shooting guard Senior
1994–95 Roe, LouLou Roe Massachusetts Forward Senior
1995–96 Camby, MarcusMarcus Camby* Massachusetts Center Junior
1996–97 Jackson, MarcMarc Jackson Temple Center Senior
1997–98 Mobley, CuttinoCuttino Mobley Rhode Island Point guard / Shooting guard Senior
1998–99 Rogers, ShawntaShawnta Rogers George Washington Point guard Senior
1999–00 Sánchez, PepePepe Sánchez Temple Point guard Senior
2000–01 West, DavidDavid West Xavier Power forward Sophomore
2001–02 West, DavidDavid West (2) Xavier Power forward Junior
2002–03 West, DavidDavid West (3) Xavier Power forward Senior
2003–04 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson* Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Carroll, PatPat Carroll Saint Joseph's Shooting guard Senior
2004–05 Smith, StevenSteven Smith La Salle Small forward Junior
2005–06 Smith, StevenSteven Smith (2) La Salle Small forward Senior
2006–07 Lasme, StephaneStephane Lasme Massachusetts Power forward Senior
2007–08 Forbes, GaryGary Forbes Massachusetts Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
2008–09 Nivins, AhmadAhmad Nivins Saint Joseph's Power forward / Center Senior
2009–10 Anderson, KevinKevin Anderson Richmond Point guard Junior
2010–11 Holloway, TuTu Holloway Xavier Point guard Junior
2011–12 Nicholson, AndrewAndrew Nicholson St. Bonaventure Power forward Senior
2012–13 Wyatt, KhalifKhalif Wyatt Temple Shooting guard Senior
2013–14 Jett, JordairJordair Jett Saint Louis Shooting guard Senior
2014–15 Kalinoski, TylerTyler Kalinoski Davidson Point guard Senior
2015–16 Bembry, DeAndre'DeAndre' Bembry Saint Joseph's Forward Junior
2016–17 Cline, T. J.T. J. Cline Richmond Forward-center Senior
2017–18 Adams, JaylenJaylen Adams St. Bonaventure Point guard Senior
2017–18 Aldridge, PeytonPeyton Aldridge Davidson Small forward Senior
2018–19 Jon Axel Jón Axel Guðmundsson Davidson Shooting guard Junior
2019–20 Toppin, ObiObi Toppin* Dayton Forward Sophomore
  • The 2019 winner is properly referred to by his given names of Jón Axel. He is a citizen of Iceland, a country whose standard naming system has no family names. The vast majority of Icelanders, himself included, have one or more given names followed by a patronymic (or sometimes a matronymic).

Winners by school[]

Years of joining are the calendar years of entry into the conference.

School (year joined) Winners Years
Temple (1982)[a] 10 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2013
Saint Joseph's (1982) 5 1986, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2016
Massachusetts (1976) 5 1992, 1995, 1996, 2007, 2008
Rutgers (1976)[b] 4 1978, 1979, 1983, 1991
St. Bonaventure (1979) 4 1980, 1981, 2012, 2018
Xavier (1995)[c] 4 2001, 2002, 2003, 2011
Davidson (2014) 3 2015, 2018, 2019
La Salle (1995) 2 2005, 2006
Rhode Island (1980) 2 1990, 1998
Richmond (2001) 2 2010, 2017
West Virginia (1976)[b] 2 1982, 1983
Dayton (1995) 1 2020
Duquesne (1976)[d] 1 1977
George Washington (1976) 1 1999
Saint Louis (2005) 1 2014
Butler (2012)[c] 0
Charlotte (2005)[e] 0
Fordham (1995) 0
George Mason (2013) 0
VCU (2012) 0


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