Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year

The Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Southern Conference's (SoCon) most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1951–52 season. Fred Hetzel of Davidson is the only player to have won the award three times (1963–1965). Fifteen other players have won the award twice, most recently done by Fletcher Magee of Wofford (2018, 2019).

Southern Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
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Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Southern Conference
CountryUnited States
History
First award1952
Most recentIsaiah Miller, UNC Greensboro

Davidson has the most all-time winners with 13, but it left the SoCon after the 2013–14 season to join the Atlantic 10 Conference. Among current members, Furman leads with 12 winners. There have also been nine ties in the award's history, but only one (1970–71 season) which occurred prior to the 1989–90 season. That season was the first for two separate player of the year awards—one by the Southern Conference men's basketball coaches, and the other by conference media members. When both the coaches and media select the same player, he is the consensus conference player of the year.

The only current members that have never had a winner are Samford and Mercer. Both are among the SoCon's newer members, having respectively joined in 2008 and 2014.

KeyEdit

Co-Players of the Year
* Awarded a national Player of the Year award:
Helms Foundation College Basketball Player of the Year (1904–05 to 1978–79)
UPI College Basketball Player of the Year (1954–55 to 1995–96)
Naismith College Player of the Year (1968–69 to present)
John R. Wooden Award (1976–77 to present)
C SoCon coaches' selection (1990–present)
M SoCon media's selection (1990–present)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the SoCon Player of the Year award at that point

WinnersEdit

 
Jeff Cohen won in 1961 while at William & Mary.
 
Jerry West won back-to-back awards in 1959 and 1960 while playing for West Virginia.
 
Kyle Hines is the only player from UNC Greensboro to win.
 
Stephen Curry won the award in 2008 and 2009 while at Davidson.
 
In 2011, Andrew Goudelock won while at the College of Charleston.
Season Player School Position Class
1951–52 Dick Groat Duke Guard Senior
1952–53 Frank Selvy Furman Shooting guard Junior
1953–54 Frank Selvy (2) Furman Shooting guard Senior
1954–55 Darrell Floyd Furman Guard Junior
1955–56 Darrell Floyd (2) Furman Guard Senior
1956–57 Rod Hundley West Virginia Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
1957–58 Dom Flora Washington and Lee Point guard Senior
1958–59 Jerry West West Virginia Guard Junior
1959–60 Jerry West (2) West Virginia Guard Senior
1960–61 Jeff Cohen William & Mary Center Senior
1961–62 Rod Thorn West Virginia Point guard / Shooting guard Junior
1962–63 Fred Hetzel Davidson Center / Power forward Sophomore
1963–64 Fred Hetzel (2) Davidson Center / Power forward Junior
1964–65 Fred Hetzel (3) Davidson Center / Power forward Senior
1965–66 Dick Snyder Davidson Shooting guard Senior
1966–67 Johnny Moates Richmond Guard Senior
1967–68 Ron Williams West Virginia Guard Senior
1968–69 Mike Maloy Davidson Center Junior
1969–70 Mike Maloy (2) Davidson Center Senior
1970–71 Jim Gregory East Carolina Forward Senior
1970–71 Tom Jasper William & Mary Forward Senior
1971–72 Russ Hunt Furman Center Junior
1972–73 Aron Stewart Richmond Small forward / Shooting guard Junior
1973–74 Clyde Mayes Furman Power forward Junior
1974–75 Clyde Mayes (2) Furman Power forward Senior
1975–76 Rodney McKeever The Citadel Point guard Junior
1976–77 Ron Carter VMI Shooting guard / Point guard Junior
1977–78 Ron Carter (2) VMI Shooting guard / Point guard Senior
1978–79 Jonathan Moore Furman Forward Junior
1979–80 Jonathan Moore (2) Furman Forward Senior
1980–81 Charles Payton Appalachian State Forward Junior
1981–82 Willie White Chattanooga Shooting guard Sophomore
1982–83 Troy Lee Mikell East Tennessee State Shooting guard Senior
1983–84 Regan Truesdale The Citadel Power forward / Center Junior
1984–85 Regan Truesdale (2) The Citadel Power forward / Center Senior
1985–86 Gay Elmore VMI Small forward Junior
1986–87 Gay Elmore (2) VMI Small forward Senior
1987–88 Skip Henderson Marshall Point guard Senior
1988–89 John Taft Marshall Point guard Sophomore
1989–90 Keith JenningsC East Tennessee State Point guard Junior
1989–90 John TaftM (2) Marshall Point guard Junior
1990–91 Keith Jennings (2) East Tennessee State Point guard Senior
1991–92 Terry BoydM Western Carolina Guard Senior
1991–92 Keith NelsonC Chattanooga Center Senior
1992–93 Tim Brooks Chattanooga Point guard Senior
1993–94 Chad CopelandC Chattanooga Point guard Senior
1993–94 Frankie KingM Western Carolina Shooting guard / Point guard Junior
1994–95 Frankie King (2) Western Carolina Shooting guard / Point guard Senior
1995–96 Anquell McCollum Western Carolina Shooting guard Senior
1996–97 Johnny Taylor Chattanooga Small forward Senior
1997–98 Bobby PhillipsC Western Carolina Small forward Senior
1997–98 Chuck VincentM Furman Power forward / Center Senior
1998–99 Sedric Webber College of Charleston Forward Senior
1999–00 Tyson Patterson Appalachian State Point guard Senior
2000–01 Jody Lumpkin College of Charleston Center Senior
2001–02 Dimeco ChildressC East Tennessee State Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Jason ConleyM VMI Shooting guard / Small forward Freshman
2002–03 Troy Wheless College of Charleston Shooting guard Senior
2003–04 Zakee Wadood East Tennessee State Small forward Senior
2004–05 Brendan Winters Davidson Shooting guard Junior
2005–06 Elton Nesbitt Georgia Southern Point guard Senior
2006–07 Kyle Hines UNC Greensboro Power forward Junior
2007–08 Stephen Curry Davidson Shooting guard / Point guard Sophomore
2008–09 Stephen Curry (2) Davidson Shooting guard / Point guard Junior
2009–10 Noah DahlmanC Wofford Forward Junior
2009–10 Donald SimsM Appalachian State Point guard Junior
2010–11 Andrew Goudelock College of Charleston Shooting guard / Point guard Senior
2011–12 De'Mon BrooksC Davidson Small forward Sophomore
2011–12 Jake CohenM Davidson Power forward Junior
2012–13 Jake Cohen (2) Davidson Power forward Senior
2013–14 De'Mon Brooks (2) Davidson Small forward Senior
2014–15 Karl Cochran Wofford Shooting guard Senior
2015–16 Stephen Croone Furman Shooting guard Senior
2016–17 Devin Sibley Furman Shooting guard Junior
2017–18 Desonta BradfordC East Tennessee State Point guard Senior
2017–18 Fletcher MageeM Wofford Shooting guard Junior
2018–19 Fletcher Magee (2) Wofford Shooting guard Senior
2019–20 Isaiah Miller UNC Greensboro Shooting guard Junior

Winners by schoolEdit

School (year joined) Winners Years
Davidson (1936)[a 1] 13 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1970, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012 (×2),[a 2] 2013, 2014
Furman (1936) 12 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1998, 2016, 2017
East Tennessee State (1978, 2014)[a 3] 6 1983, 1990, 1991, 2002, 2004, 2018
Chattanooga (1976) 5 1982, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997
VMI (1924, 2014)[a 4] 5 1977, 1978, 1986, 1987, 2002
West Virginia (1950)[a 5] 5 1957, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1968
Western Carolina (1976) 5 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998
College of Charleston (1998)[a 6] 4 1999, 2001, 2003, 2011
Wofford (1997) 4 2010, 2015, 2018, 2019
Appalachian State (1971)[a 7] 3 1981, 2000, 2010
The Citadel (1936) 3 1976, 1984, 1985
Marshall (1976)[a 8] 3 1988, 1989, 1990
Richmond (1936)[a 9] 2 1967, 1973
UNC Greensboro (1997) 2 2007, 2020
William & Mary (1936)[a 10] 2 1961, 1971
Duke (1928)[a 11] 1 1952
East Carolina (1964)[a 12] 1 1971
Georgia Southern (1991)[a 7] 1 2006
Washington and Lee (1921)[a 13] 1 1958
Elon (2003)[a 14] 0
Mercer (2014) 0
Samford (2008) 0

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Davidson College left in 2014 to join the Atlantic 10 Conference (A10).
  2. ^ In 2011–12, Davidson had both co-players of the year, so each of them are counted when it comes to total awardees.
  3. ^ East Tennessee State University left in 2005 to join the Atlantic Sun Conference and returned in 2014.
  4. ^ Virginia Military Institute left in 2003 to join the Big South Conference and returned in 2014.
  5. ^ West Virginia University left in 1968 to become an independent. The Mountaineers are now in the Big 12 Conference.
  6. ^ The College of Charleston left in 2013 to join the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
  7. ^ a b Appalachian State University and Georgia Southern University left in 2014 to join the Sun Belt Conference.
  8. ^ Marshall University left in 1997 to join the Mid-American Conference. The Thundering Herd are now in Conference USA (C-USA).
  9. ^ The University of Richmond left in 1976 to become an independent. The Spiders are now in the A10.
  10. ^ The College of William & Mary left in 1977 to join the ECAC. When the ECAC split its basketball section into multiple conferences in 1982, William & Mary became a charter member of the ECAC South basketball league. The Tribe remain in the conference, which is now the CAA.
  11. ^ Duke University left in 1953 to become a charter member of the ACC.
  12. ^ East Carolina University left in 1976 to become an independent. The Pirates are now in the American Athletic Conference.
  13. ^ Washington and Lee University left in 1958. They are now in the Division III Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
  14. ^ Elon University left in 2014 to join the CAA.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Southern Conference Men's Basketball Yearly Honors and Awards" (pdf). Southern Conference. p. 1. Retrieved 31 March 2010..