2017 Winners

Frank Mason III


The most decorated player in Kansas basketball school history … Was the unanimous 2017 National Player of the Year, given the award by 10 different entities: Wooden, NABC, Associated Press, USBWA Oscar Robertson, Sporting News, CBS Sports, USA TODAY, Bleacher Report and NBC Sports … The first Jayhawk to be named Associated Press Player of the Year, a recipient of the Oscar Robertson Trophy presented by the USBWA, and win the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award … Concluded his career ranked sixth on the Kansas scoring list (1,885 points), sixth in assists (576), eighth in 3-point field goals (185), 13th in steals (165) and tied for third in consecutive starts (110) … Other than Mason, no Jayhawk in KU history ranked sixth or higher in both points and assists.

Kelsey Plum


Kelsey Plum became the NCAA all-time scoring leader in Division I women’s basketball, breaking Jackie Stile’s record during a 57-point effort against the University of Utah. The senior from Poway, Ca averaged 31.7 ppg, 5.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists on her way to being named Pac-12 Player of the Year, AP Player of the Year, ESPNW Player of the Year, and John R. Wooden Award winner. She led the Huskies in scoring and assists. She was a unanimous first-team All American while also earning her fourth consecutive All-Pac-12 honor and Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention. She scored 21 or more points in all 35 of the Huskies’ games this season, including 17 30-plus games, five 40-plus games and her 57-point, career game, which is a Pac-12 record.