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Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Colonial Athletic Association
CountryUnited States
First awarded1983
Currently held byCharles Jenkins, Hofstra

The Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Colonial Athletic Association's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1983–84 season, when the conference was known as the ECAC South basketball league. In 1985, the conference expanded to offer more sports, and became the Colonial Athletic Association.[1]

The first award, the only tie, was given to Dan Ruland of James Madison and Carlos Yates of George Mason. Two different players have won the award three times. David Robinson of Navy won in 1984, 1985, and 1986.[1] George Evans won in 1999, 2000, and 2001 while playing for George Mason. Evans' first award in 1999 was as a 28-year-old sophomore—he had served seven years in the United States Army, seeing combat in Somalia, Bosnia, and Desert Storm.[1][2][3] Steve Hood of James Madison, Odell Hodge of Old Dominion, Brett Blizzard of UNCW, Eric Maynor of Virginia Commonwealth (VCU), and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra have each won the award twice.[1]

As of 2011, George Mason has had the most winners with five. Old Dominion and VCU have each had four winners. Navy's three wins by Robinson were won while the team was a conference member for just nine years. Another charter member, Richmond, won three awards before leaving the conference in 2001. An early member still in the conference, James Madison, also has multiple winners. Other original members to leave, American and East Carolina, each have one recipient. Of the conference's current members, William & Mary is the only original member without a winner.[1]

Key[]

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

Winners[]

File:David Robinson (Team USA).jpg

David Robinson won the award three times while playing at Navy.

JJ Barea

José Juan Barea is the only winner from Northeastern (2006).

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Eric Maynor won in 2008 and 2009 while at VCU.

Season Player School Position Class Reference
1982–83 Dan Ruland James Madison Center Senior
1982–83 Carlos Yates George Mason Forward Sophomore
1983–84 Johnny Newman Richmond Forward/Guard Sophomore [4]
1984–85 David Robinson Navy Center Sophomore [5]
1985–86 David Robinson (2) Navy Center Junior [5]
1986–87 David Robinson* (3) Navy Center Senior [5]
1987–88 Kenny Sanders George Mason Forward Junior
1988–89 Blue Edwards East Carolina Forward Senior [6]
1989–90 Steve Hood James Madison Shooting guard Junior
1990–91 Steve Hood (2) James Madison Shooting guard Senior
1991–92 Curtis Blair Richmond Shooting guard Senior
1992–93 Brian Gilgeous American Forward/Guard Senior
1993–94 Odell Hodge Old Dominion Center/Forward Sophomore [7]
1994–95 Petey Sessoms Old Dominion Forward Senior [8]
1995–96 Bernard Hopkins Virginia Commonwealth Forward Senior [9]
1996–97 Odell Hodge (2) Old Dominion Center/Forward Senior [7]
1997–98 Jarod Stevenson Richmond Small forward Senior
1998–99 George Evans George Mason Center/Forward Sophomore [2]
1999–00 George Evans (2) George Mason Center/Forward Junior [2]
2000–01 George Evans (3) George Mason Center/Forward Senior [2]
2001–02 Brett Blizzard UNCW Shooting guard Junior [10]
2002–03 Brett Blizzard (2) UNCW Shooting guard Senior [10]
2003–04 Domonic Jones Virginia Commonwealth Point guard Senior [11]
2004–05 Alex Loughton Old Dominion Center/Forward Junior [12]
2005–06 José Juan Barea Northeastern Point guard Senior [13]
2006–07 Loren Stokes Hofstra Guard Senior [14]
2007–08 Eric Maynor Virginia Commonwealth Point guard Junior [15]
2008–09 Eric Maynor (2) Virginia Commonwealth Point guard Senior [15]
2009–10 Charles Jenkins Hofstra Point guard Junior
2010–11 Charles Jenkins (2) Hofstra Point guard Senior

Winners by school[]

School (year joined) Winners Years
George Mason (1982)[a] 5 1983, 1988, 1999, 2000, 2001
Old Dominion (1991) 4 1994, 1995, 1997, 2005
Virginia Commonwealth (1995) 4 1996, 2004, 2008, 2009
Hofstra (2001) 3 2007, 2010, 2011
James Madison (1982) 3 1983, 1990, 1991
Navy (1982)[b] 3 1985, 1986, 1987
Richmond (1982)[c] 3 1984, 1992, 1998
UNCW (1985) 2 2002, 2003
American (1984)[d] 1 1993
East Carolina (1982)[e] 1 1989
Northeastern (2005) 1 2006
Delaware (2001) 0
Drexel (2001) 0
Georgia State (2005) 0
Towson (2001) 0
William & Mary (1982) 0

See also[]

Footnotes[]

  • a The CAA began in 1982 when it was known as the ECAC South. The CAA was officially organized in 1985 when it expanded from only a basketball conference. Awards from the ECAC are included.[1]
  • b The United States Naval Academy (Navy) was a member until joining the Patriot League in 1991.[16]
  • c Richmond was a member until joining the Atlantic 10 Conference in 2001.[17]
  • d American University was a member until in joined the Patriot League in 2001.[16]
  • e East Carolina was a member until it joined Conference USA in 2001.[18]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "2007–08 Men's Basketball in Review" (pdf). Colonial Athletic Association. http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/8500/supportfiles/Records/recordbookmbask.pdf. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "George Mason's Evans puts the war in warrior". CNN/SI. March 7, 1999. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/basketball/college/1999/ncaa_tourney/men/east/news/1999/03/07/evans_patriot/. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  3. Greenberger, Neil H. (February 26, 1999). "GMU's Evans Is All That He Can Be; Army Veteran Is Named CAA Player of the Year". The Washington Post. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-571656.html. Retrieved April 1, 2009. 
  4. "Johnny Newman". basketball-reference.com. http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/n/newmajo01.html. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "David Robinson Bio". National Basketball Association. http://www.nba.com/history/players/robinson_bio.html. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  6. "Blue Edwards". basketball-reference.com. http://www.basketballreference.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=EDWARBL01. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Odell Hodge". Old Dominion University. http://odusports.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/hodge_odell00.html. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  8. "Petey Sessoms". Old Dominion University. http://odusports.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/sessoms_petey00.html. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  9. "Untitled page". Eskimo.com. http://www.eskimo.com/~pbender/misc/usa98.txt. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 "About Brett Blizzard". Brett Blizzard Academy. http://www.brettblizzardacademy.com/about_brett.htm. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  11. "Domonic Jones team Impact". StatSheet. http://statsheet.com/mcb/players/player/virginia-commonwealth/domonic-jones/team_impact. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  12. "Alex Loughton". Old Dominion University. http://odusports.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/loughton_alex00.html. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  13. "José Juan Barea bio". NBA. http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jose_barea/bio.html. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  14. "STOKES NAMED CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR, JOINS AGUDIO ON FIRST TEAM". Hofstra University. http://www.hofstra.edu/Athletics/MBasketball/ath_mbb_gameresult.cfm?gameID=0F8700D0-65B3-F1F2-6DE1655B9F1F5057. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  15. 15.0 15.1 Staff (March 5, 2009). "VCU’s Sanders named CAA’s top defensive player". Richmond Times-Dispatch. http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/sports/college/college_basketball/article/MAYNORALLCAA_20090305-225203/223153/. Retrieved March 23, 2009. 
  16. 16.0 16.1 "Patriot League History". Patriot League. http://www.patriotleague.org/school-bio/patr-school-bio-history.html. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  17. "Atlantic 10 Conference". Atlantic 10 Conference. http://atlantic10.cstv.com/about/atl10-about.html. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
  18. "About Conference USA". Conference USA. http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/ot/about-c-usa.html. Retrieved March 24, 2009. 
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