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Adolph Rupp Trophy

This article is about the NCAA basketball player award. For the NCAA basketball coach award, see Adolph Rupp Cup.
Adolph F. Rupp Trophy
Awarded for the nation's top NCAA Division I men's basketball player
Country United States
Presented by Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky
First awarded 1972
Currently held by
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The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy is an award given annually to the top player in men's Division I NCAA basketball. It is considered[by whom?] one of the top awards in college basketball. The recipient of the award is selected by an independent panel consisting of national sportswriters, coaches, and sports administrators. The trophy is presented each year at the site of the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.[1][2][3][4]

The Adolph F. Rupp Trophy is administered by the Commonwealth Athletic Club of Kentucky, a non-profit organization with a primary mission of honoring the legacy of University of Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp.

Three winners of the award have been freshmen: Kevin Durant of Texas in 2007, John Wall of Kentucky in 2010 and Anthony Davis of Kentucky in 2012.


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Bill Walton, one of only two 3-time winners (1972–74)
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J. J. Redick, 2005 and 2006 winner
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Adolph Rupp Trophy at that point
Season Player School Position Class
1971–72 Walton, BillBill Walton UCLA Center Sophomore
1972–73 Walton, BillBill Walton (2) UCLA Center Junior
1973–74 Walton, BillBill Walton (3) UCLA Center Senior
1974–75 Thompson, DavidDavid Thompson NC State Shooting guard / Small forward Senior
1975–76 May, ScottScott May Indiana Forward Senior
1976–77 Johnson, MarquesMarques Johnson UCLA Guard / Forward Senior
1977–78 Lee, ButchButch Lee Marquette Point guard Senior
1978–79 Bird, LarryLarry Bird Indiana State Small forward Senior
1979–80 Aguirre, MarkMark Aguirre DePaul Small forward Sophomore
1980–81 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson Virginia Center Sophomore
1981–82 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson (2) Virginia Center Junior
1982–83 Sampson, RalphRalph Sampson (3) Virginia Center Senior
1983–84 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan North Carolina Shooting guard Junior
1984–85 Ewing, PatrickPatrick Ewing Georgetown Center Senior
1985–86 Berry, WalterWalter Berry St. John's Power forward Senior
1986–87 Robinson, DavidDavid Robinson Navy Center Senior
1987–88 Hawkins, HerseyHersey Hawkins Bradley Shooting guard Senior
1988–89 Elliott, SeanSean Elliott Arizona Small forward Senior
1989–90 Simmons, LionelLionel Simmons La Salle Small forward Senior
1990–91 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal LSU Center Sophomore
1991–92 Laettner, ChristianChristian Laettner Duke Forward Senior
1992–93 Cheaney, CalbertCalbert Cheaney Indiana Small forward Senior
1993–94 Robinson, GlennGlenn Robinson Purdue Small forward / Power forward Sophomore
1994–95 Smith, JoeJoe Smith Maryland Center Sophomore
1995–96 Camby, MarcusMarcus Camby UMass Center Junior
1996–97 Duncan, TimTim Duncan Wake Forest Center Senior
1997–98 Jamison, AntawnAntawn Jamison North Carolina Small forward Junior
1998–99 Brand, EltonElton Brand Duke Center Sophomore
1999–00 Martin, KenyonKenyon Martin Cincinnati Power forward Senior
2000–01 Battier, ShaneShane Battier Duke Small forward / Shooting guard Senior
2001–02 Williams, JayJay Williams Duke Point guard Junior
2002–03 West, DavidDavid West Xavier Power forward Senior
2003–04 Nelson, JameerJameer Nelson Saint Joseph's Point guard Senior
2004–05 Redick, J. J.J. J. Redick Duke Shooting guard Junior
2005–06 Redick, J. J.J. J. Redick (2) Duke Shooting guard Senior
2006–07 Durant, KevinKevin Durant Texas Small forward Freshman
2007–08 Hansbrough, TylerTyler Hansbrough North Carolina Power forward Junior
2008–09 Griffin, BlakeBlake Griffin Oklahoma Power forward Sophomore
2009–10 Wall, JohnJohn Wall Kentucky Point guard Freshman
2010–11 Fredette, JimmerJimmer Fredette BYU Point guard Senior
2011–12 Davis, AnthonyAnthony Davis Kentucky Center Freshman
2012–13 Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo Indiana Shooting guard Junior
2013–14 McDermott, DougDoug McDermott Creighton Small forward Senior
2014–15 Kaminsky, FrankFrank Kaminsky Wisconsin Power forward Senior


  1. ^ "Adolph F. Rupp Trophy". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
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  3. ^ "Durant honored with prestigious Rupp Trophy". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Calipari, Wall Earn Historical Adolph Rupp Awards". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rupp Trophy Winners". Retrieved 16 March 2014. 

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