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Navy Midshipmen
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School Name: United States Naval Academy
Location: Annapolis, Maryland
Arena: Alumni Hall
Capacity: 5,710
Conference: Patriot League
Head coach: Ed DeChellis

The Navy Midshipmen men's basketball team represents the United States Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Maryland, in NCAA Division I college basketball. The team competes in the Patriot League and plays its home games in Alumni Hall.[1]

NCAA tournament

The team has appeared in the NCAA tournament 11 times and made regional finals (the "Elite Eight") in 1954 and 1986.

  • 1985: 2nd Round, NCAA Tournament (13th seed)
  • 1986: Elite Eight, NCAA Tournament (7th seed)
  • 1987: 1st Round, NCAA Tournament (8th seed)

Conference tournament championships

Patriot League tournament

See: Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament history
  • 1994: tournament champion (tournament MVP: T.J. Hall)
  • 1997: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Hassan Booker)
  • 1998: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Skip Victor)

Colonial Athletic Association tournament

See: Colonial Athletic Association#History of the Tournament Final
  • 1985: tournament champion (tournament MVP: Vernon Butler)[2]
  • 1986: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)
  • 1987: tournament champion (tournament MVP: David Robinson)

Awards and honors

Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player of the Year

  • 1984–85 – David Robinson
  • 1985–86 – David Robinson
  • 1986–87 – David Robinson[3]

Patriot League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

  • 2007–08 – Greg Sprink

Athletic Hall of Fame

For basketball players in the USNA Athletic Hall of Fame, see footnote.[4]

The Athletic Hall of Fame is housed in Lejeune Hall. Among the exhibits is the Eastman Award won by David Robinson in 1987.[5]

Notable players

  • Laurence Wild (1913) – Later head coach of the team, and the 30th Governor of American Samoa.[6]
  • Brian Gregory (1985–86) – head men's basketball coach at the University of Dayton
  • Cliff Rees (1984–88) – over 1,100 career points at the Naval Academy and teammate of David Robinson.[7]
  • David Robinson (1983–87) – two-time NBA champion and a 2009 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame; the CAA's all-time points leader (2,669);[1] won college basketball's two most prestigious player awards, the Naismith and Wooden awards[8]
  • Doug Wojcik (1982–86) – a teammate of David Robinson; current head coach at the University of Tulsa.


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Navy Midshipman George O’Garro rounds Army Cadet Steve Stoll in an attempt to score during the Army–Navy basketball game in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy on January 31, 2004.

See "Navy Midshipmen head basketball coaches" navigation box (below)

External Links

  1. 1.0 1.1 Navy men's basketball 2006-07 media guide. Accessed April 20, 2008.
  2. Men's Basketball Past Team Champions. Colonial Athletic Association official website. Retrieved 2010-03-02.
  3. Robinson also received several national awards, including: Naismith College Player of the Year, John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year), and Sporting News Men's College Basketball Player of the Year.
  4. Hall of Fame Index (by sport). Naval Academy Varsity Athletics official website. Retrieved 2010-11-10.
  5. Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  6. "Navy Men's Basketball: A Tradition of Excellence". NavySports. CBS Sports. 2010. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  7. My San - Christenson: Dreaming of Mr. Robinson's neighborhood. Accessed July 2, 2008. Template:Dead link
  8. According to the following article about the city of Annapolis, Robinson won the "Eastman Award" in 1987 and the award is in Lejeune Hall. Bailey, Steve (August 22, 2008). "In Annapolis, Md., the Past Is Always at Hand". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-03-18.  See also the footnote at United States Naval Academy#Halls and principal buildings (at "Lejeune Hall").