Pete Newell Big Man Award

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The Pete Newell Big Man Award has been awarded by the National Association of Basketball Coaches since 2000. It is presented to the top low-post player each season. The award is named after Pete Newell, the coach who ran the Pete Newell Big Man Camp for low-post players from 1976 until his death in 2008.

So far, no player has won the award more than once. Only three schools, Duke, Utah, and Purdue have produced more than one winner; Duke has had three winners, and Utah and Purdue have two each. Utah's winners are the only two to have been born outside the U.S.—Andrew Bogut in Australia and Jakob Pöltl in Austria.


Drew Gooden of Kansas won in 2002.
Andrew Bogut of Utah won in 2005.
Blake Griffin of Oklahoma won in 2009.
Season Player School Class
1999–00 Marcus Fizer Iowa State Junior
2000–01 Jason Collins Stanford Senior
2001–02 Drew Gooden Kansas Junior
2002–03 David West Xavier Senior
2003–04 Emeka Okafor Connecticut Junior
2004–05 Andrew Bogut Utah Sophomore
2005–06 Glen Davis LSU Sophomore
2006–07 Greg Oden Ohio State Freshman
2007–08 Michael Beasley Kansas State Freshman
2008–09 Blake Griffin Oklahoma Sophomore
2009–10 Greg Monroe Georgetown Sophomore
2010–11 JaJuan Johnson[1] Purdue Senior
2011–12 Anthony Davis Kentucky Freshman
2012–13 Mason Plumlee Duke Senior
2013–14 Patric Young Florida Senior
2014–15 Jahlil Okafor Duke Freshman
2015–16 Jakob Pöltl Utah Sophomore
2016–17 Caleb Swanigan[2] Purdue Sophomore
2017–18 Marvin Bagley III Duke Freshman
2018–19 Ethan Happ Wisconsin Senior


  1. ^ "Johnson Receives Big Man Award". Journal and Courier. Lafayette, Indiana. April 3, 2011. p. 11 – via
  2. ^ Thompson, Ken (November 30, 2017). "Players who made an Impact: 15 to 1". Journal and Courier. Lafayette, Indiana. p. C7 – via

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