AWARDS

NAISMITH COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to the most outstanding men’s and women’s basketball player who achieves tremendous on-court success.

A pioneer in watchmaking technology for over 100 years, Citizen is constantly evolving to innovate its products and cultivate positive change.  The brand is dedicated to Better Starts Now: the pursuit and accomplishment of goals to better our lives. Citizen’s Eco-Drive® technology serves as a prime example of this philosophy, creating watches powered by light that never need a battery.

NAISMITH COLLEGE COACH OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to the most outstanding men’s and women’s college basketball coach who achieves tremendous on-court success.

WERNER is the world leader in ladders and has a complete line of climbing products designed for working at heights. From ladders to fall protection, WERNER provides a full line of climbing equipment that’s engineered to provide maximum safety, durability and productivity at every height.

2019 marks the 10th year that WERNER is the Official Ladder of NCAA® March Madness® and the 3rd year as the title sponsor of the Werner Ladder Naismith Coach of the Year Award.

NAISMITH COLLEGE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to the most outstanding men’s and women’s defensive basketball player who achieves tremendous on-court success.

For decades, most professional and collegiate athletes have played on floors finished with Bona Sport® waterborne finishes, sealers and paints. An industry leader for nearly 100 years, Bona products are proven to be the most durable and beautiful finishes in the industry. From home to office to commercial buildings to gyms around the world, Bona innovates the best for beautiful hardwood floors. This season, Bona is thrilled to partner with the Atlanta Tipoff Club, administrators of the Naismith Trophy, to award The Naismith Defensive Player of the Year presented by Bona which will annually recognize the most outstanding men’s and women’s college basketball player who excels on the defensive end of the court.

NAISMITH OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR TO BASKETBALL

Presented annually to an individual whose extraordinary efforts have made contributions of outstanding significance and have created a long-lasting positive impact on the game of basketball. The award goes to individuals who display character, integrity and dignity, and have contributed mightily to the growth, success and viability of college basketball. An individual must have been involved with the sport in a capacity related to coaching, broadcasting, college administration or the news media over 20 years.

NAISMITH HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to the most outstanding boys’ and girls’ prep basketball player who achieves tremendous on-court success.

Jersey Mike’s is proud to partner with the Naismith Awards in recognizing the outstanding efforts of high school athletes and coaches, rewarding their drive and achievements on the court.

The prestigious Naismith Trophy symbolizes excellence, tradition and prestige – many of the same attributes of Jersey Mike’s, whichbelieves that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same.   In striving to “Be A Sub Above”, Jersey Mike’s wants to honor players and coaches who go above and beyond in their sportsmanship.

The partnership is a perfect fit for Jersey Mike’s as the Naismith Awards carefully considers every aspect of what they do, which is the heart of Jersey Mike’s business.

NAISMITH HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR

Presented annually to the most outstanding boys’ and girls’ prep basketball coach who achieves tremendous on-court success.

Jersey Mike’s is proud to partner with the Naismith Awards in recognizing the outstanding efforts of high school athletes and coaches, rewarding their drive and achievements on the court.

The prestigious Naismith Trophy symbolizes excellence, tradition and prestige – many of the same attributes of Jersey Mike’s, whichbelieves that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same.   In striving to “Be A Sub Above”, Jersey Mike’s wants to honor players and coaches who go above and beyond in their sportsmanship.

The partnership is a perfect fit for Jersey Mike’s as the Naismith Awards carefully considers every aspect of what they do, which is the heart of Jersey Mike’s business.

NAISMITH OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR

A candidate must display character, integrity and dignity, while contributing mightily to the growth, success and viability of college basketball. Must have been a college official for 20 years, and have been a game official in conference tournaments and the NCAA tournament.