Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
Awarded for The nation's top male center in NCAA Division I basketball
Country United States
Presented by Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
First awarded 2015
Currently held by Jakob Pöltl, Utah
Official website http://www.hoophallawards.com/

The Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate center. Following the success of the Bob Cousy Award which had been awarded since 2004, the award was one of four new awards (along with the Jerry West Award, Karl Malone Award and Julius Erving Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015.[1] It is named after three-time NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Champion, three-time NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player, and three-time National Player of the Year Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.[2] The inaugural winner was Frank Kaminsky.[3]


* Awarded a National Player of the Year award:
the Naismith College Player of the Year or the John R. Wooden Award
Player (X) Denotes the number of times the player has been awarded the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award
Season Player School Class
2014–15 Kaminsky, FrankFrank Kaminsky Wisconsin Senior
2015–16 Pöltl, JakobJakob Pöltl Utah Sophomore

Winners by school

School Winners Years
Utah1 2016
Wisconsin 1 2015


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