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35 Persons awarded the Naismith College Player of the Year:

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Given by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the top men's and women's collegiate basketball players

A'ja Wilson

Real/Birth Name:
A'ja Wilson
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
22
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Forward. Height 6' 5". Teams University of South Carolina, Las Vegas Aces. Honda Sports Award 2018. John R Wooden Award 2018. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2014. Naismith College Player of the Year 2018.

Antawn Jamison

Real/Birth Name:
Antawn Cortez Jamison
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

First name pronunciation is "Antoine". Power forward, small forward. Teams University of North Carolina, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers. Scout for the Lakers. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1998. John R Wooden Award 1998. Naismith College Player of the Year 1998.

Bill Walton

Real/Birth Name:
William Theodore Walton III
Nickname(s):
Bill
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
66
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Relationships:

Descendants:

Brief Facts:

College basketball, team UCLA. Pro teams Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics. Played drums with group Grateful Dead in Egypt. In college, an anti-Viet Nam activist. Movie Ghostbusters. TV game analyst. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1993. Oregon Sports Hall of Fame 1993. California Sports Hall of Fame 2010. San Diego Hall of Champions 1990. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1984. Breitbard Hall of Fame 1990. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 1994. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1978. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1972. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1973. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1974. National High School Hall of Fame 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1972. Naismith College Player of the Year 1973. Naismith College Player of the Year 1974. James E. Sullivan Award 1973.

Breanna Stewart

Real/Birth Name:
Breanna Mackenzie Stewart
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward / center. Height 6' 4". Teams University of Connecticut, Seattle Storm, Shanghai Baoshan Dahua. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Honda Sports Award 2014. Honda Sports Award 2015. Honda Sports Award 2016. Wade Trophy 2015. Wade Trophy 2016. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2012. John R Wooden Award 2015. John R Wooden Award 2016. Naismith College Player of the Year 2014. Naismith College Player of the Year 2015. Naismith College Player of the Year 2016. James E. Sullivan Award 2015.

Brittney Griner

Real/Birth Name:
Brittney Yevette Griner
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
28
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-wife of
Younger than Glory Johnson by less than 1 year.

Brief Facts:

Height 6'8". Center. Teams Baylor University, Phoenix Mercury. 748 career blocked shots is the NCAA record for both men and women. Scored 3,283 points. Filed for annulment June 5, 2015, just days after spouse announced pregnancy. Annulment was denied. National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame 2014. Wade Trophy 2012. Wade Trophy 2013. Honda Sports Award 2012. John R Wooden Award 2012. John R Wooden Award 2013. Naismith College Player of the Year 2012. Naismith College Player of the Year 2013.

Butch Lee

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Lee Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 14 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Height 6'6". Teams Marquette University, Cardenales de Río Piedras, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1978. Naismith College Player of the Year 1978.

Candace Parker

Real/Birth Name:
Candace Nicole Parker
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
32
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward / center. Height 6'4". Teams University of Tennessee, Los Angeles Sparks, UMMC Ekaterinburg, Guangdong Dolphins, Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Xianjiang Tianshan Deers. Honda Sports Award 2007. Honda Sports Award 2008. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2003. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2004. Wade Trophy 2007. John R Wooden Award 2007. John R Wooden Award 2008. Naismith College Player of the Year 2008.

Chamique Holdsclaw

Real/Birth Name:
Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
41
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Tennessee, Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, Atlanta Dream, San Antonio Silver Stars. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Honda Sports Award 1998. Honda Sports Award 1999. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1995. Naismith College Player of the Year 1998. Naismith College Player of the Year 1999. James E. Sullivan Award 1998.

Cheryl Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Cheryl D. Miller
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
54, 15 days before her 55th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 2". Forward and coach for team University of Southern California. Olympic Gold Medal 1984, Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. Scored 105 points in a high school game in 1982. California Sports Hall of Fame 2008. International Women's Sports Hall of Fame 1991. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 1995. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 1999. Riverside Sport Hall of Fame 2006. FIBA Hall of Fame 2010. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1995. Wade Trophy 1985. National High School Hall of Fame 1990. Honda Sports Award 1984. Honda Sports Award 1985. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1985. Naismith College Player of the Year 1986.

Christian Laettner

Real/Birth Name:
Christian Donald Laettner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
49
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 11". Power forward / center. Teams Duke University, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat, Jacksonville Giants. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1992. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame. John R Wooden Award 1992. Naismith College Player of the Year 1992. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 2007.

David Robinson

Real/Birth Name:
David Maurice Robinson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
53
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 7' 1". Center. Teams Navy, The Dream Team, San Antonio Spurs. 20,790 points as a pro. Olympic Gold Medal 1992 with the US team. . Olympic Gold Medal 1996 with the US team. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1987. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1995. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. United States Olympic Hall of Fame 2008. Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame 2015. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. FIBA Hall of Fame 2013. John R Wooden Award 1987. Naismith College Player of the Year 1987.

David Thompson

Real/Birth Name:
David O'Neil Thompson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard, small forward. Teams North Carolina State University, Denver Nuggets, Seattle SuperSonics. 13,422 points, 22.1 per game. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1975. Colorado Sports Hall of Fame 1996. Naismith College Player of the Year 1975. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1996. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006.

Diana Taurasi

Real/Birth Name:
Diana Lorena Taurasi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
36
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College, then professional, women's basketball teams University of Connecticut, Phoenix Mercury. Wade Trophy 2003. Honda Sports Award 2003. Honda Sports Award 2004. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2000. Nancy Lieberman Award 2003. Nancy Lieberman Award 2004. Naismith College Player of the Year 2003. Naismith College Player of the Year 2004.

J.J. Redick

Real/Birth Name:
Jonathan Clay Redick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Shooting guard. Teams Duke University, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 2005. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 2006. James E. Sullivan Award 2005. John R Wooden Award 2006. Naismith College Player of the Year 2006.

Jennifer Azzi

Real/Birth Name:
Jennifer Lynn Azzi
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
50
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams Stanford University, Virtus Viterbo, US Valenciennes-Orchies, Arvika Basket, San Jose Lasers, Detroit Shock, Utah Starzz/San Antonio Silver Stars. Coach, team University of San Francisco. Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 2007. Honda Sports Award 1990. Wade Trophy 1990. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Naismith College Player of the Year 1990.

Kelsey Plum

Real/Birth Name:
Kelsey Christine Plum
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
24
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Point guard. Teams University of Washington, San Antonio Stars, Las Vegas Aces, Fenerbahçe Istanbul. Dawn Staley Award 2017. Honda Sports Award 2017. John R Wooden Award 2017. Nancy Lieberman Award 2017. Wade Trophy 2017. Naismith College Player of the Year 2017.

Larry Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Joe Bird
Nickname(s):
the Hick from French Lick
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62, 12 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Sagittarius ♐ - the Archer or Centaur - people born November 23 through December 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6' 9". Basketball center, team Boston Celtics. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 1998. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1984. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1985. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1986. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1979. National High School Hall of Fame 1995. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame 2000. John R Wooden Award 1979. Naismith College Player of the Year 1979.

Larry Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Larry Alphonso Johnson Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
39, 30 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Running back. Teams Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins. Multiple assault charges against women. Probation sentence. Senior Bowl Hall of Fame 2010. Maxwell Award 2002. Walter Camp Award 2002. Doak Walker Award 2002. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Jim Brown Award 2002. Indiana Football Hall of Fame. Nebraska Football Hall of Fame 1987. Naismith College Player of the Year 1991.

Lionel Simmons

Real/Birth Name:
Lionel James Simmons
Nickname(s):
L-Train
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
50, 35 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Height 6' 7". Teams La Salle University, Sacramento Kings. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1990. John R Wooden Award 1990. Naismith College Player of the Year 1990. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2016. Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame 2008.

Lisa Leslie

Real/Birth Name:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie
Also Known As:
Lisa Deshaun Leslie-Lockwood
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
46
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'5". Center with teams University of Southern California, Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Four consecutive Olympic Gold Medal wins. USC Athletic Hall of Fame 2005. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2015. Honda Sports Award 1994. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1990. Naismith College Player of the Year 1994.

Marques Johnson

Real/Birth Name:
Marques Kevin Johnson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward / point forward. Height 6' 7". Teams UCLA, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Fantoni Udine. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1977. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2013. Pac-12 Men's Basketball Hall of Honor 2008. UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame 1988. John R Wooden Award 1977. Naismith College Player of the Year 1977.

Maya Moore

Real/Birth Name:
Maya April Moore
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
29
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Teams University of Connecticut, Minnesota Lynx, Ros Casares Valencia, Shanxi Flame. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Wade Trophy 2009. Wade Trophy 2010. Wade Trophy 2011. Honda Sports Award 2010. Honda Sports Award 2011. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2006. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 2007. John R Wooden Award 2009. John R Wooden Award 2011. Naismith College Player of the Year 2009. Naismith College Player of the Year 2011.

Michael Jordan

Real/Birth Name:
Michael Jeffrey Jordan
Nickname(s):
Air Jordan
His Airness
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
55
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Basketball team Chicago Bulls. Model for Hanes. Baseball minor league team Birmingham Barons. A line of sports shoes. Boys and Girls Clubs Alumni Hall of Fame. International Civil Rights Walk of Fame 2007. FIBA Hall of Fame 2015. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2009. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2016. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1988. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1991. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1992. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1996. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 1998. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1984. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 1991. John R Wooden Award 1984. Naismith College Player of the Year 1984.

Pete Maravich

Real/Birth Name:
Peter Press Maravich
Nickname(s):
Pistol Pete
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Team Atlanta Hawks. Died while playing a game of pick-up basketball. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame 1984. LSU Athletic Hall of Fame 1970. Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame 1990. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2006. Naismith College Player of the Year 1970.

Rebecca Lobo

Real/Birth Name:
Rebecca Rose Lobo
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
45
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Height 6'4". Professional basketball player for teams New York Liberty, Houston Comets. Olympic team basketball. Female Athlete of the Year, Associated Press 1995. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2010. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2008. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. Wade Trophy 1995. Honda Sports Award 1995. Naismith College Player of the Year 1995.

Seimone Augustus

Real/Birth Name:
Seimone Delicia Augustus
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
34
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward / shooting guard. Teams Louisiana State University, Minnesota Lynx, Dynamo Moscow, Galatasaray, WBC Spartak Moscow Region, Dynamo Kursk. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Honda Sports Award 2005. Honda Sports Award 2006. John R Wooden Award 2005. John R Wooden Award 2006. Wade Trophy 2005. Wade Trophy 2006. Naismith College Player of the Year 2005. Naismith College Player of the Year 2006.

Shane Battier

Real/Birth Name:
Shane Courtney Battier
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
40
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Small forward. Height 6' 8". Teams Duke University, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat. Exec with the NBA. Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2015. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 2001. John R Wooden Award 2001. Naismith College Player of the Year 2001. Naismith Prep Player of the Year 1997. Duke Athletics Hall of Fame 2016.

Sheryl Swoopes

Real/Birth Name:
Sheryl Denise Swoopes
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
47
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

College teams South Plains College, Texas Tech University. Pro teams Houston Comets, Seattle Storm, Tulsa Shock. Coach, teams Mercer Island High School, Loyola University (Chicago). Olympic Gold Medal 1996. Olympic Gold Medal 2000. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Texas Sports Hall of Fame. Texas Women's Hall of Fame 2004. Women's Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. Southwest Conference Hall of Fame 2013. Honda Sports Award 1993. Naismith College Player of the Year 1993.

Sue Bird

Real/Birth Name:
Suzanne Brigit Bird
Gender:
Female
Birth Date:
Age today:
38
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Israeli-American. Point Guard. College team University of Connecticut. Pro teams Seattle Storm, Dynamo Moscow, Spartak Moscow Region, UMMC Ekaterinburg. Olympic Gold Medal 2004. Olympic Gold Medal 2008. Olympic Gold Medal 2012. Olympic Gold Medal 2016. Honda Sports Award 2002. Nancy Lieberman Award 2000. Nancy Lieberman Award 2001. Nancy Lieberman Award 2002. Wade Trophy 2002. Naismith College Player of the Year 2002.

Tim Duncan

Real/Birth Name:
Timothy Theodore Duncan
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
42
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Power forward, venter. Height 6' 11". Teams Wake Forest University, San Antonio Spurs. Adolph F Rupp Trophy 1997. National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame 2017. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2002. NBA Most Valuable Player Award 2003. Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year 2003. John R Wooden Award 1997. Naismith College Player of the Year 1997.
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