Lute Olson Award

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Lute Olson Award
Lute Olson 2007 vs Stanford.jpg
Lute Olson
Awarded forthe nation's top player in NCAA Division I men's basketball
CountryUnited States
Presented byCollegeinsider.com
History
First award2010
Most recentJohnny Davis, Wisconsin
Websitehttp://www.collegeinsider.com/lute/

The Lute Olson Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding men's college basketball player in NCAA Division I competition. The award was established in 2010 and is named for former Arizona Wildcats head coach Lute Olson.[1]

Selection

Through the 2020–21 season, only players who had completed at least two seasons at their current school were eligible for the award. As such, freshmen and first-year transfers were not eligible. Starting with the 2021–22 season, eligibility was extended to all D-I players regardless of their academic class or tenure at a school. The recipient is chosen by a committee including current and former coaches, NBA players, media members, and others involved in the basketball community. Lute Olson also served on the committee until his death in 2020.[1]

Winners

Kansas' Sherron Collins is the award's inaugural winner in 2010.
Wisconsin's Johnny Davis won the award in 2022, the first season in which all D-I players were eligible.
* 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 Lute Olson Award
Year Player School Position Class Reference
2009–10 Sherron Collins Kansas PG Senior [2]
2010–11 Kemba Walker UConn[a] PG Junior [3]
2011–12 Doug McDermott Creighton SF Sophomore [4]
2012–13 Shane Larkin Miami (FL) PG Sophomore [5]
2013–14 Doug McDermott* (2) Creighton SF Senior [6]
2014–15 Cameron Payne Murray State PG Sophomore [7]
2015–16 Denzel Valentine Michigan State SF Senior [8]
2016–17 Caleb Swanigan Purdue PF Sophomore [9]
2017–18 Jalen Brunson* Villanova PG Junior [10]
2018–19 Ja Morant Murray State PG Sophomore [11]
2019–20 Payton Pritchard Oregon PG Senior [12]
2020–21 Luka Garza* Iowa C Senior [13]
2021–22 Johnny Davis Wisconsin SG/SF Sophomore [14]
  1. ^ Then known for athletic purposes as Connecticut; UConn became the sole athletic brand in 2013.

Winners by school

School Winners Years
Creighton 2 2012, 2014
Murray State 2 2015, 2019
Iowa 1 2021
Kansas 1 2010
Miami (FL) 1 2013
Michigan State 1 2016
Oregon 1 2020
Purdue 1 2017
UConn 1 2011
Villanova 1 2018
Wisconsin 1 2022

References

General
  • "Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award". CollegeInsider.com. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
Specific
  1. ^ a b "Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award". CollegeInsider.com. 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Kansas' Sherron Collins Recipient of 2010 Lute Olson Player of the Year Award". University of Kansas. 2 April 2010. Archived from the original (Press release) on 6 April 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. ^ Associated Press (April 5, 2011). "Kemba Walker wins Lute Olson National Player of the Year". UConn Bball. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2012.
  4. ^ Creighton University (March 30, 2012). "McDermott wins Lute Olson National Player of the Year". Creighton Bball. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  5. ^ "Larkin Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). University of Miami Athletics. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
  6. ^ "McDermott Wins Second Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award" (Press release). Creighton University Athletics. April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "The Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award | College Basketball Awards | CollegeInsider.com". www.luteolsonaward.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
  8. ^ "Valentine Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). College Insider. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  9. ^ "Swanigan Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). College Insider. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  10. ^ "Brunson Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  11. ^ "Morant Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). Lute Olson Award. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  12. ^ "Payton Pritchard Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). Lute Olson Award. March 25, 2020. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Luka Garza Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). Lute Olson Award. April 1, 2021. Retrieved April 1, 2021.
  14. ^ "Wisconsin's Johnny Davis is the recipient of the 2022 Lute Olson National Player of the Year award, which is presented annually to the top player in Division I college basketball" (Press release). Lute Olson Award. April 1, 2022. Retrieved April 1, 2022.

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