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Conference USA Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Awarded forthe most outstanding basketball player in Conference USA
CountryUnited States
First awarded1996
Currently held byAaron Johnson , UAB

The Conference USA (C-USA) Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to Conference USA's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1995–96 season. Two players have received the award multiple times: Danny Fortson (1996, 1997) and Steve Logan (2001, 2002). Coincidentally, both players attended the University of Cincinnati. Another Bearcat, Kenyon Martin, won the C-USA Player of the Year award the same season he was selected as the consensus National Player of the Year (2000).


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Quentin Richardson is the only freshman to ever win the C-USA Player of the Year award.

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NBA star Dwyane Wade rose to national prominence during his junior season in which he won the award.


Like Wade, Chris Douglas-Roberts won the award as a junior (2008).

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


Season Player School Position Class Reference
1995–96 Fortson, DannyDanny Fortson Cincinnati Power forward Sophomore
1996–97 Fortson, DannyDanny Fortson (2) Cincinnati Power forward Junior
1997–98 Johnson, DeMarcoDeMarco Johnson UNC Charlotte Forward Senior
1998–99 Richardson, QuentinQuentin Richardson DePaul Shooting guard/Small forward Freshman
1999–00 Martin, KenyonKenyon Martin* Cincinnati Power forward Senior
2000–01 Logan, SteveSteve Logan Cincinnati Point guard Junior
2001–02 Logan, SteveSteve Logan (2) Cincinnati Point guard Senior
2002–03 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade Marquette Shooting guard Junior
2003–04 Burks, AntonioAntonio Burks Memphis Point guard Senior
2004–05 Basden, EddieEddie Basden UNC Charlotte Shooting guard/Small forward Senior
2005–06 Carney, RodneyRodney Carney Memphis Small forward Senior
2006–07 Almond, MorrisMorris Almond Rice Guard Senior
2007–08 Douglas-Roberts, ChrisChris Douglas-Roberts Memphis Shooting guard Junior
2008–09 Jermaine Taylor UCF Guard Senior
2009–10 Culpepper, RandyRandy Culpepper UTEP Guard Junior
2010–11 Johnson, AaronAaron Johnson UAB Point guard Senior

Winners by school[]

School (year joined) Winners Years
Cincinnati (1995)[a] 5 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002
Memphis (1995) 3 2004, 2006, 2008
UNC Charlotte (1995)[a] 2 1998, 2005
DePaul (1995)[a] 1 1999
Marquette (1995)[a] 1 2003
Rice (2005) 1 2007
UAB (1995) 1 2011
UCF (2005) 1 2009
UTEP (2005) 1 2010
East Carolina (2001) 0
Houston (1996)[b] 0
Marshall (2005) 0
Southern Methodist (2005) 0
Southern Mississippi (1995) 0
Tulane (1995) 0
Tulsa (2005) 0


  • a Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette and UNC Charlotte were founding members of C-USA in 1995, but all joined other conferences in 2005. Charlotte left for the Atlantic 10 Conference while the other three left for the Big East Conference.
  • b The University of Houston was a founding member in 1995, but did not begin competing until 1996 because of its commitments to the final year of competition of the Southwest Conference.


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