Lute Olson Award
The Lute Olson Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding non-freshman 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.
|Lute Olson Award|
|Given for||the nation's top non-freshman and non-transfer men's player in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Most recent||Ja Morant, Murray State|
Only players who have completed at least two seasons at their current school are eligible for the award. As such, freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible. The recipient is chosen by a committee including current and former coaches, NBA players, media members, Lute Olson himself, and others involved in the basketball community.
|*||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|
|2009–10||Sherron Collins||Kansas||Point guard||Senior|||
|2010–11||Kemba Walker||Connecticut||Point guard||Junior|||
|2011–12||Doug McDermott||Creighton||Small forward||Sophomore|||
|2012–13||Shane Larkin||Miami (FL)||Point guard||Sophomore|||
|2013–14||Doug McDermott* (2)||Creighton||Small forward||Senior|||
|2014–15||Cameron Payne||Murray State||Point guard||Sophomore|||
|2015–16||Denzel Valentine||Michigan State||Small forward||Senior|||
|2016–17||Caleb Swanigan||Purdue||Power forward||Sophomore|||
|2017–18||Jalen Brunson*||Villanova||Point guard||Junior|||
|2018–19||Ja Morant||Murray State||Point guard||Sophomore|||
Winners by schoolEdit
|Murray State||2||2015, 2019|
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- "Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award". CollegeInsider.com. 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
- "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.
- 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.
- Creighton University (March 30, 2012). "McDermott wins Lute Olson National Player of the Year". Creighton Bball. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
- "Larkin Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). University of Miami Athletics. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 9, 2013.
- "McDermott Wins Second Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award" (Press release). Creighton University Athletics. April 4, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
- "The Lute Olson National Player of the Year Award | College Basketball Awards | CollegeInsider.com". www.luteolsonaward.com. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
- "Valentine Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). College Insider. April 4, 2016. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
- "Swanigan Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). College Insider. April 4, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
- "Brunson Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
- "Morant Named Lute Olson Player of the Year" (Press release). Lute Olson Award. April 5, 2019. Retrieved April 5, 2019.