Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year
|Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year|
|Given for||most outstanding basketball player in The Summit League|
|Most recent||Mike Daum, South Dakota State|
Summit League Men's Basketball Player of the Year is an annual college basketball award given to the most outstanding men's basketball player in the Summit League (which had been known as the Mid-Continent Conference up until June 1, 2007). The award was first given following the 1982–83 season. Two players—Caleb Green of Oral Roberts and Mike Daum of South Dakota State—have won the award three times (respectively 2005–2007 and 2017–2019). Four other players have won the award twice: Jon Collins of Eastern Illinois, Tony Bennett of Wisconsin–Green Bay, Bryce Drew of Valparaiso and Keith Benson of Oakland.
Oral Roberts and Valparaiso have the most winners. Valparaiso has not been a conference member since 2007. Oral Roberts rejoined the Summit in 2014 after spending two seasons in the Southland Conference. Oakland has had three winners, but left after the 2012–13 season to join the Horizon League. Of current conference members, North Dakota, Omaha, and South Dakota have had no winners. However, these schools are among the conference's newer members, with South Dakota having joined in 2011, Omaha in 2012, and North Dakota in 2018.
|†||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 Summit League Player of the Year award at that point|
Winners by school
|School (year joined)||Winners||Years|
|Oral Roberts (1997, 2014)[a 1]||5||1999, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2012|
|Valparaiso (1982)[a 2]||5||1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2002|
|South Dakota State (2007)||4||2013, 2017, 2018, 2019|
|Eastern Illinois (1982)[a 3]||3||1985, 1986, 1989|
|North Dakota State (2007)||3||2009, 2014, 2015|
|Oakland (1998)[a 4]||3||2003, 2010, 2011|
|Green Bay (1982)[a 5]||2||1991, 1992|
|IUPUI (1998)[a 6]||2||2004, 2008|
|Missouri State (1982)[a 7]||2||1987, 1990|
|UIC (1982)[a 5]||2||1984, 1994|
|Cleveland State (1982)[a 5]||1||1988|
|Purdue Fort Wayne (2007)[a 8][a 9]||1||2016|
|Southern Utah (1997)[a 10]||1||2001|
|UMKC (1994)[a 11]||1||2000|
|Western Illinois (1982)||1||1983|
|Wright State (1991)[a 5]||1||1993|
|Centenary (2003)[a 12]||0||—|
|North Dakota (2018)[a 13]||0||—|
|South Dakota (2011)||0||—|
- Oral Roberts left in 2012 for the Southland Conference and rejoined The Summit League in 2014.
- Valparaiso left in 2007 for the Horizon League.
- Eastern Illinois left in 1996 for the Ohio Valley Conference.
- Oakland left in 2013 for the Horizon League.
- Illinois–Chicago (UIC), Wisconsin-Green Bay (Green Bay), Cleveland State, and Wright State left in 1994 for the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, now known as the Horizon League.
- IUPUI left in 2017 for the Horizon League.
- Missouri State left in 1990 for the Missouri Valley Conference.
- Purdue Fort Wayne inherited its athletic program from the former Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), which was dissolved after the 2017–18 season with the creation of separate Indiana University and Purdue University-affiliated institutions.
- Purdue Fort Wayne will leave in 2020 for the Horizon League.
- Southern Utah left in 2012 for the Big Sky Conference.
- UMKC left in 2013 for the Western Athletic Conference, but will return to the Summit League in 2020. Starting with the 2019–20 school year, it adopted a new athletic identity of "Kansas City".
- Centenary left in 2011 to begin a transition to NCAA Division III.
- North Dakota joins the Summit effective with the 2018–19 season.
- "The Summit League Men's Basketball History → Year-by-Year Award Winners" (PDF). The Summit League. p. 83. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 July 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2010.
- "South Dakota State's Daum Named #SummitMBB Player of the Year" (Press release). The Summit League. March 2, 2017. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
- "South Dakota State's Daum Claims Second Straight #SummitMBB Player of the Year Award" (Press release). Summit League. February 28, 2018. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
- "Daum collects record-tying third #SummitMBB Player of the Year Award". Summit League. March 7, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2019.