Past Winners

2014 SHABAZZ NAPIER
University of Connecticut
Appeared in a program-best 143 games, starting 98, averaging 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game... Is the only Husky to ever amass both 1,500 points and 500 assists... 2014 American Athletic Conference Player of the Year and a unanimous selection to the All-Conference First Team... Winner of the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award... 2014 AP First Team All-American... 2014 NABC First Team All-American... USBWA District I Player of the Year in 2014... 2014 USBWA First Team All-American... 2013 All-Big East First Team... 2013 USBWA District I Player of the Year, All-District I Team... 2013 NABC District 5 First Team... 2011 Big East All-Rookie Team selection... Bob Cousy Award candidate... Athletic Directorís Academic Honor Roll... Summer, 2013: Deron Williams/Kyrie Irving Point Guard Skills Academy, LeBron James Skills Academy, Chris Paul CP3 Camp.


2013 Trey Burke
University of Michigan
Burke, a sophomore, from Columbus, Ohio was named Big Ten Conference Menís Basketball Player of the Year in 2013 and was a unanimous 2012-13 Big Ten first team selection. He finished the 18-game 2012-13 Big Ten Conference Menís Basketball season schedule as the conference leader in both scoring average and assist average and finished second in steals per game. Burke became the seventh Wolverine sophomore to reach 1000 career points. He was also named Sports Illustrated National Player of the Year and Sports Illustrated All-American Team; he started all 35 games and helped Michigan go undefeated (13-0) in non-conference play for the first time since 1985-86. He is the only player in Big Ten history to score at least 15 points in every conference game in a season. As a freshman, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year.


2012 Kendall Marshall
North Carolina
Marshall, a sophomore, commanded the Tar Heels to a No. 4 national ranking and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament this season. He led the nation in assists and assist-error ratio and was second in assists per game. Prior to fracturing his right wrist in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, he finished the season with an ACC record 351 assists, the fourth-most in NCAA single-season history. Marshall also became Carolina’s all-time leader in assist average with 7.96 per game and the ACC’s career leader in assist-error ratio at 3.01. He set an ACC single-season record with 17 double-figure assist games, holds five of UNC’s top eight all-time single-game assist totals and set an ACC Tournament record with 31 assists in three games. He also earned first- team All-America honors from CBSSports.com and was named a second-team All-ACC selection.


2011 Kemba Walker
University of Connecticut
Kemba, a junior guard from the Bronx, New York, has guided the Huskies to the Final Four after the team was absent from most pre-season media polls. He led UConn to an improbable Big East Tournament title, winning five games in five days while earning MVP honors by setting the tournament scoring record - by 46 points. Named First-Team All-Big East, Kemba averages nearly 25 points per game and is one of only four players in the NCAA to average 20 points, five rebounds and four assists per game this season. He is a finalist for the Naismith Trophy and Wooden Award and selected first-team All-America by the AP and USBWA.




2010 Greivis Vasquez
University of Maryland
Greivis Vasquez was one of the best all around point guards in NCAA Division I in 2010. Vasquez averaged 19.6 points, 6.3 assists while shooting 38% behind the three-point line. He was the 2010 ACC Player of the Year, and the first at Maryland since Juan Dixon in 2002. Only player in ACC history with 2,000 points, 750 assists, 600 rebounds in his career. Vasquez had a unanimous choice for All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team. He was a four-time ACC Player of the Week. He was the third Terp to lead team in scoring for three straight seasons.





2009 TY LAWSON
University of North Carolina
Ty Lawson's decision to forgo the NBA Draft and go back to UNC has been a good one thus far. Lawson averaged 16 points, 6.5 assists, and 2 steals per game this season. His stellar play and leadership on the court helped him be named the ACC Player of the Year; the first point guard to win the award since 1978. Lawson was also named to the First Team All-ACC. He leads the ACC in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.3:1), tied for first in steals, 4th in field goal percentage (54%) and 12th in scoring. His assists per game is good for 8th in D-I and his 3.3:1 assist-to-turnover ration is 3rd best in ACC single season history.

It was a season of growth for Lawson, who was able to increase his averages from last year in minutes, scoring, assists, assist-to-turnover, steals, field goal percentage, and 3-point field goal percentage. He has already been named to the Second Team All America by Sporting News and a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy for Player of the Year. His defensive prowess did not go unnoticed as he earned a spot on the ACC Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team. Lawson helped lead the Tar Heels throughout the year and kept them at the top of the national rankings and securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He led North Carolina to a 28-4 record, the ACC Regular Season Title, and a #3 national ranking in the Coaches poll before the NCAA Tournament.Ty Lawson?s decision to forgo the NBA Draft and go back to UNC has been a good one thus far. Lawson averaged 16 points, 6.5 assists, and 2 steals per game this season. His stellar play and leadership on the court helped him be named the ACC Player of the Year; the first point guard to win the award since 1978. Lawson was also named to the First Team All-ACC. He leads the ACC in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio (3.3:1), tied for first in steals, 4th in field goal percentage (54%) and 12th in scoring. His assists per game is good for 8th in D-I and his 3.3:1 assist-to-turnover ration is 3rd best in ACC single season history. It was a season of growth for Lawson, who was able to increase his averages from last year in minutes, scoring, assists, assist-to-turnover, steals, field goal percentage, and 3-point field goal percentage. He has already been named to the Second Team All America by Sporting News and a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy for Player of the Year. His defensive prowess did not go unnoticed as he earned a spot on the ACC Honorable Mention All-Defensive Team. Lawson helped lead the Tar Heels throughout the year and kept them at the top of the national rankings and securing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He led North Carolina to a 28-4 record, the ACC Regular Season Title, and a #3 national ranking in the Coaches poll before the NCAA Tournament.




2008 DJ Augustin
University of Texas - 6'0" So. Guard - New Orleans, LA
Augustin followed a stellar freshman year with another tremendous season leading the Texas Longhorns to a 28 - 6 record, a conference championship appearance and a #2 seed in the NCAA Tournament. He improved his scoring average, rebounds, and field goal percentage with the most impressive rise in scoring going up from fourteen to twenty points per game. DJ led the Big XII in assists this season with a 2:1 Assist-Turnover ratio and finished second in scoring. He has been named First-Team All-America by the USBWA, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News and is one of five finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy.





2007 Acie Law IV
Texas A&M University - 6'3" Senior, Point Guard - Dallas, TX (Kimball High School)
Acie Law IV led Texas A&M to one of the best seasons in school history averaging more than 18 points per game and over five assists per contest. Law was named to the first-team for the Big 12 Conference, Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and first-team All-America by ESPN and Sports Illustrated. Law ranks among the top five players in Texas A&M history in points, assists, steals and three-point field goals and recorded his career high of 15 assists this year in a conference game against Texas. Law has been tabbed the nickname of “Mr. Clutch” for his Aggie team. Off the court, he was a member of the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 Team and was active in various community service programs, including Aggie Athletes Involved and the A&M basketball reading program, which benefits students from local elementary schools. Acie was a first round draft pick of the Atlanta Hawks in the 2007 NBA Draft.


2006 Dee Brown
6'0" Senior, Point Guard - Maywood, IL, (Proviso High School)
Nicknamed "The One-Man Fast Break," Dee Brown has earned the reputation as being one of the quickest guards in America. A 2005 Consensus First-Team All-American and National Player of the Year by The Sporting News, Brown helped Illinois to the National Championship game before falling to North Carolina and the 2005 Cousy Award winner Raymond Felton. Brown has scored over 1,000 points for his career, made over 200 three-point shots and dished out over 500 assists for the Illini. Brown led the team this season in scoring at 14.2 points per game and assists with 5.79 per game for Illinois which is currently 20-2 overall. He graduated in December with a degree in Sport Management and had a class rank of 16 out of 382.


2005 Raymond Felton
University of North Carolina - 6'1" Junior, Point Guard - Latta, SC,(Latta High School)
Raymond Felton, a 6'1" junior point guard from Latta, South Carolina was the first Tar Heel to ever record 1,000 points, 600 assists, 300 rebounds, 150 steals and 100 three-point field goals. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference with 6.9 assists per game for the regular season and earned himself a spot on the All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Defensive Team. He currently ranks fourth all-time on the North Carolina list for career assists and was only the ninth Tar Heel to dish out more than 500 assists. Felton was selected to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team after averaging 13.7 points and 6.8 assists over the course of the tournament. Felton was named co-MVP of the 2005 National Championship winning North Carolina team along with Final Four Most Valuable Player Sean May. He opted to bypass his senior season at North Carolina and was selected fifth overall in the 2005 NBA Draft. Drafted by the Charlotte Bobcats he was able to re-unite with college teammate Sean May who was selected 13 th overall.


2004 Jameer Nelson
St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA - 6'0" Senior, Point Guard - Chester, PA (Chester High School)
Jameer Nelson, a 6'0" point guard from Chester, Pennsylvania averaged 16.8 points per game and 5.7 assists per game for St. Joseph's University as a senior leading the Hawks to an undefeated regular season and a spot in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. He was the Consensus National Player of the Year in 2004 earning the Associated Press, Wooded, Naismith, Rupp, Robertson and Chevrolet Player of the Year Awards in addition to receiving the inaugural Bob Cousy National Point Guard of the Year Award. Nelson was also named co-NABC Player of the Year with the University of Connecticut's Emeka Okafor. He was a unanimous First Team All-America Selection and Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. Nelson was drafted 20th overall in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Orlando Magic. In his rookie season, Nelson was named to the All-NBA Rookie Second Team.





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