Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

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 Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
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 (basketball). 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]


  1. ^ "New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season’s Top Players April 10 on ESPN2".  
  2. ^ "Fifteen Candidates Announced for First-Ever Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award".  
  3. ^ "Wisconsin's Kaminsky wins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award as best center".  

External links

  • Official website