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Big 12 Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Big 12 Conference
Presented byPhillips 66
CountryUnited States
First awarded1997
Currently held byMarcus Morris, Kansas

The Big 12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Big 12 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1996–97 season, three years after the conference's official formation. It is selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Only one player has won the award multiple times—Raef LaFrentz of Kansas, who won the first two awards in 1997 and 1998. Two freshmen have won the award as well—Kevin Durant of Texas and Michael Beasley of Kansas State.


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


File:Michael Beasley Heat.jpg

Kansas State's Michael Beasley was the second freshman in a row to win the award, earning it in 2008.


Oklahoma's Blake Griffin was the consensus National Player of the Year when he won the award in 2009.

Season Player School Position Class Reference
1996–97 LaFrentz, RaefRaef LaFrentz Kansas Power forward Junior [1]
1997–98 LaFrentz, RaefRaef LaFrentz (2) Kansas Power forward Senior [1]
1998–99 Hamilton, VensonVenson Hamilton Nebraska Center Junior [1]
1999–00 Fizer, MarcusMarcus Fizer Iowa State Power forward Junior [1]
2000–01 Tinsley, JamaalJamaal Tinsley Iowa State Point guard Senior [1]
2001–02 Gooden, DrewDrew Gooden Kansas Power forward Junior [1]
2002–03 Collison, NickNick Collison Kansas Power forward Senior [1]
2003–04 Allen, TonyTony Allen Oklahoma State Shooting guard Senior [1]
2004–05 Simien, WayneWayne Simien Kansas Power forward Senior [1]
2005–06 Tucker, P. J.P. J. Tucker Texas Small forward Junior [1]
2006–07 Durant, KevinKevin Durant* Texas Small forward Freshman [1]
2007–08 Beasley, MichaelMichael Beasley Kansas State Power forward Freshman [1]
2008–09 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin* Oklahoma Power forward Sophomore [1][2]
2009–10 Anderson, JamesJames Anderson Oklahoma State Shooting guard Junior [3]
2010–11 Morris, MarcusMarcus Morris Kansas Power forward Junior [4]

Winners by school[]

School (year joined) Winners Years
University of Kansas (1996) 6 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2011
Iowa State University (1996) 2 2000, 2001
Oklahoma State University (1996) 2 2004, 2010
University of Texas (1996) 2 2006, 2007
Kansas State University (1996) 1 2008
University of Nebraska (1996) 1 1999
Oklahoma University (1996) 1 2009
Baylor University (1996) 0
Colorado University (1996) 0
University of Missouri (1996) 0
Texas A&M University (1996) 0
Texas Tech University (1996) 0

See also[]


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