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The Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Awarded formost outstanding basketball player in The Summit League
CountryUnited States
First awarded1983
Currently held byDouglas Wilson, South Dakota State

The Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual college basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in The Summit League (which had been known as the Mid-Continent Conference up until June 1, 2007). The award was first given following the 1982–83 season. Two players have won the award three times—Caleb Green of Oral Roberts (2005–07) and Mike Daum of South Dakota State (2017–19). Four other players have won the award twice: Jon Collins of Eastern Illinois, Tony Bennett of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Bryce Drew of Valparaiso, and Keith Benson of Oakland.

As of 2020, three schools are tied for the most awards received—Oral Roberts, South Dakota State, and Valparaiso, the last of which has not been a member since 2007. Valparaiso is in sole possession of the lead for most individual players to have received the award, with four. Of current league members, North Dakota, Omaha, and South Dakota have had no winners.

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[]

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Tony Bennett also won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in 1992.

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Luboš Bartoň won in 2002 while at Valparaiso.

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Two-time winner Oakland's Keith Benson also took home the 2010 Lou Henson Award.

Season Player School Position Class
1982–83 Dykstra, JoeJoe Dykstra Western Illinois Small forward Senior
1983–84 Lathan, CraigCraig Lathan Illinois–Chicago Point guard Junior
1984–85 Collins, JonJon Collins Eastern Illinois Junior
1985–86 Collins, JonJon Collins (2) Eastern Illinois Senior
1986–87 Garland, WinstonWinston Garland Missouri State Point guard Senior
1987–88 McFadden, KenKen McFadden Cleveland State Guard Junior
1988–89 Taylor, JayJay Taylor Eastern Illinois Shooting guard Senior
1989–90 Campbell, LeeLee Campbell Missouri State Forward Senior
1990–91 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett Wisconsin–Green Bay Point guard Junior
1991–92 Bennett, TonyTony Bennett (2) Wisconsin–Green Bay Point guard Senior
1992–93 Edwards, BillBill Edwards Wright State Small forward Senior
1993–94 Williams, KennyKenny Williams Illinois–Chicago Point guard Senior
1994–95 Redmon, DavidDavid Redmon Valparaiso Guard Senior
1995–96 Allison, AnthonyAnthony Allison Valparaiso Small forward Senior
1996–97 Drew, BryceBryce Drew Valparaiso Point guard Junior
1997–98 Drew, BryceBryce Drew (2) Valparaiso Point guard Senior
1998–99 Wilkerson, ChadChad Wilkerson Oral Roberts Small forward/Power forward Junior
1999–00 Jackson, MichaelMichael Jackson UMKC Center Sophomore
2000–01 Monaco, JeffJeff Monaco Southern Utah Point guard Senior
2001–02 Bartoň, LubošLuboš Bartoň Valparaiso Power forward Senior
2002–03 Helms, MikeMike Helms Oakland Guard Junior
2003–04 Bradley, OdellOdell Bradley IUPUI Small forward / Shooting guard Sophomore
2004–05 Green, CalebCaleb Green Oral Roberts Power forward Sophomore
2005–06 Green, CalebCaleb Green (2) Oral Roberts Power forward Junior
2006–07 Green, CalebCaleb Green (3) Oral Roberts Power forward Senior
2007–08 Hill, GeorgeGeorge Hill IUPUI Point guard/Shooting guard Junior
2008–09 Woodside, BenBen Woodside North Dakota State Point guard Senior
2009–10 Benson, KeithKeith Benson Oakland Center Junior
2010–11 Benson, KeithKeith Benson (2) Oakland Center Senior
2011–12 Morrison, DominiqueDominique Morrison Oral Roberts Small forward Senior
2012–13 Wolters, NateNate Wolters South Dakota State Point guard Senior
2013–14 Braun, TaylorTaylor Braun North Dakota State Point guard Senior
2014–15 Alexander, LawrenceLawrence Alexander North Dakota State Shooting guard Senior
2015–16 Landis, MaxMax Landis IPFW Shooting guard Senior
2016–17 Daum, MikeMike Daum[1] South Dakota State Power forward Sophomore
2017–18 Daum, MikeMike Daum (2)[2] South Dakota State Power forward Junior
2018–19 Daum, MikeMike Daum (3)[3] South Dakota State Power forward Senior
2019–20 Wilson, DouglasDouglas Wilson[4] South Dakota State Small forward Junior

Winners by school[]

Years joined reflect the calendar year in which each school joined the conference.

Former members which had no players win the award are not listed.

School (year joined) Winners Years
Oral Roberts (1997, 2014)a 5 1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
South Dakota State (2007) 5 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Valparaiso (1982)[b] 5 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002
Eastern Illinois (1982)[c] 3 1985, 1986, 1989
North Dakota State (2007) 3 2009, 2014, 2015
Oakland (1998)[d] 3 2003, 2010, 2011
Illinois–Chicago (1982)[e] 2 1984, 1994
IUPUI (1998) 2 2004, 2008
Missouri State (1982)[f] 2 1987, 1990
Wisconsin–Green Bay (1982)[g] 2 1991, 1992
Cleveland State (1982)[h] 1 1988
Kansas City (1994, 2020)[i] 1 2000
Purdue Fort Wayne (2007)[j] 1 2016
Southern Utah (1997)[k] 1 2001
Western Illinois (1982) 1 1983
Wright State (1991)[l] 1 1993
North Dakota (2018) 0
Omaha (2012) 0
South Dakota (2011) 0

Footnotes[]

  • a Oral Roberts left in 2012 and returned in 2014.
  • b Valparaiso left in 2007.
  • c Eastern Illinois left in 1996.
  • d Oakland left in 2013.
  • e Illinois–Chicago, now known for sports purposes as UIC, left in 1994.
  • f Missouri State left in 1990.
  • g Wisconsin–Green Bay, now known for sports purposes as Green Bay, left in 1994.
  • h Cleveland State left in 1994.
  • i Kansas City joined the league under its academic identity of UMKC (University of Missouri–Kansas City, which remains the school's formal name today), and left in 2013. UMKC changed its athletic identity from UMKC Kangaroos to Kansas City Roos in 2019, and rejoined the Summit League in 2020.
  • j Purdue Fort Wayne joined the league as IPFW (an initialism for Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne), and used that as its athletic brand name until changing to Fort Wayne in 2016–17. After the 2017–18 school year, the Indiana University and Purdue University systems dissolved IPFW, with each setting up a new Fort Wayne campus. The athletic program transferred completely to the new Purdue-affiliated institution, with the athletic brand becoming Purdue Fort Wayne. PFW left in 2020.
  • k Southern Utah left in 2012.
  • l Wright State left in 2012.

References[]

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