Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
Given forthe most outstanding basketball player in the Ivy League
CountryUnited States
First award1975
Most recentMiye Oni, Yale

The Ivy League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Ivy League's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1974–75 season. There have been six players honored on two occasions: Craig Robinson, Kit Mueller, Jerome Allen, Ugonna Onyekwe, Ibrahim Jaaber and Justin Sears. No player has ever won the award three times.

There have been two ties for player of the year in the award's history. The first time occurred in the 1981–82 season, when Paul Little of Penn shared the award with Craig Robinson of Princeton; the other was at the 1992–93 season's conclusion, when Jerome Allen of Penn tied Buck Jenkins of Columbia.


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)
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Ivy League Player of the Year award at that point


Craig Robinson is smiling for the camera while attending a very formal ball. He is wearing a dark black suit that has visible grey-colored lines running vertically through it. His white undershirt is complemented by a shiny, solid black tie.
Craig Robinson won the award twice while at Princeton. Today, he is the brother-in-law of former United States President Barack Obama.
Season Player School Position Class Reference
1974–75 Ron Haigler Penn PF Senior
1975–76 Armond Hill Princeton PG Senior
1976–77 Frank Sowinski Princeton SF Junior
1977–78 Keven McDonald Penn SF Senior
1978–79 Tony Price Penn F Senior
1979–80 Peter Moss Brown F Senior
1980–81 Larry Lawrence Dartmouth SG/SF Senior
1981–82 Paul Little Penn F Junior
1981–82 Craig Robinson Princeton F Junior
1982–83 Craig Robinson (2) Princeton F Senior
1983–84 Joe Carrabino Harvard PF Junior
1984–85 Ken Bantum Cornell C Senior
1985–86 Jim Turner Brown C Senior
1986–87 Perry Bromwell Penn C Senior
1987–88 Paul Maley Yale PF Senior
1988–89 Bob Scrabis Princeton SG/SF Senior
1989–90 Kit Mueller Princeton G Junior
1990–91 Kit Mueller (2) Princeton G Senior
1991–92 Sean Jackson Princeton SG Senior
1992–93 Jerome Allen Penn SG Sophomore
1992–93 Buck Jenkins Columbia SF Senior
1993–94 Jerome Allen (2) Penn SG Junior
1994–95 Matt Maloney Penn SG Senior
1995–96 Ira Bowman Penn G Senior
1996–97 Sydney Johnson Princeton G/F Senior
1997–98 Steve Goodrich Princeton C Senior
1998–99 Brian Earl Princeton SG Senior
1999–00 Michael-Hakim Jordan Penn PG Senior
2000–01 Craig Austin Columbia SF Junior
2001–02 Ugonna Onyekwe Penn PF Junior
2002–03 Ugonna Onyekwe (2) Penn PF Senior
2003–04 Jason Forte Brown PG Junior
2004–05 Tim Begley Penn SG Senior
2005–06 Ibrahim Jaaber Penn PG Junior
2006–07 Ibrahim Jaaber (2) Penn PG Senior
2007–08 Louis Dale Cornell PG Sophomore
2008–09 Alex Barnett Dartmouth SF Senior
2009–10 Ryan Wittman Cornell SF Senior
2010–11 Keith Wright Harvard PF Junior
2011–12 Zack Rosen Penn PG Senior [1]
2012–13 Ian Hummer Princeton SF Senior [2]
2013–14 Wesley Saunders Harvard SF Junior
2014–15 Justin Sears Yale SF Junior
2015–16 Justin Sears (2) Yale SF Senior [3]
2016–17 Spencer Weisz Princeton F Senior [4]
2017–18 Seth Towns Harvard F Sophomore [5]
2018–19 Miye Oni Yale SG Junior [6]

Winners by school[edit]

School Winners Years
Penn 16 1975, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012
Princeton 13 1976, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2013, 2017
Harvard 4 1984, 2011, 2014, 2018
Yale 4 1988, 2015, 2016, 2019
Brown 3 1980, 1986, 2004
Cornell 3 1985, 2008, 2010
Columbia 2 1993, 2001
Dartmouth 2 1981, 2009


"Men's Ivy League Outstanding Performers". Ivy League Sports. 2009. Archived from the original on April 29, 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2009.