Karl Malone Award
|Karl Malone Award|
|Awarded for||The nation's top male power forward in NCAA Division I basketball|
|Presented by||Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame|
|Currently held by||Georges Niang, Iowa State|
The Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award is an annual basketball award given by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the top men's collegiate power forward. 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, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Julius Erving Award) created as part of the inaugural College Basketball Awards show in 2015. It is named after 14-time NBA All-Star, 11-time All-NBA First Team player Karl Malone. The inaugural winner was Montrezl Harrell.
|*||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 Karl Malone Award|
|2014–15||Harrell, MontrezlMontrezl Harrell||Louisville||Junior|
|2015–16||Niang, GeorgesGeorges Niang||Iowa State||Senior|
Winners by school
- "New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season's Top Players April 10 on ESPN2". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 12, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- "Sixteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Karl Malone Award". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. February 17, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
- Vecenie, Sam (May 8, 2015). "Montrezl Harrell could become an elite NBA role player in time". CBS Sports. Retrieved October 19, 2015.