Karl Malone Award

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Karl Malone Award
Awarded forThe nation's top male power forward in NCAA Division I basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byNaismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
First award2015
Most recentKeegan Murray, Iowa

The Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate power forward. Following the success of the Bob Cousy Award which had been awarded since 2004, the award was one of four new awards (along with the Jerry West Award, Julius Erving Award and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015.[1] It is named after 14-time NBA All-Star, 11-time All-NBA First Team player Karl Malone.[2] The inaugural winner was Montrezl Harrell.[3]


Deandre Ayton was the winner of the Karl Malone Award in 2018.
* 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 Karl Malone Award
Season Player School Class
2014–15 Montrezl Harrell Louisville Junior
2015–16 Georges Niang Iowa State Senior
2016–17 Johnathan Motley Baylor Junior
2017–18 Deandre Ayton Arizona Freshman
2018–19 Zion Williamson* Duke Freshman
2019–20 Obi Toppin* Dayton Sophomore
2020–21 Drew Timme Gonzaga Sophomore
2021–22 Keegan Murray Iowa Sophomore

Winners by school

School Winners Years
Arizona 1 2018
Baylor 1 2017
Dayton 1 2020
Duke 1 2019
Gonzaga 1 2021
Iowa 1 2022
Iowa State 1 2016
Louisville 1 2015


  1. ^ "New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season's Top Players April 10 on ESPN2". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 12, 2015. Archived from the original on November 20, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sixteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Karl Malone Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 17, 2015. Archived from the original on October 24, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Vecenie, Sam (May 8, 2015). "Montrezl Harrell could become an elite NBA role player in time". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 19, 2015.

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