Starting Five

The Best College Players
Of The Year

Point Guard • Shooting Guard • Small Forward • Power Forward • Center



Welcome to the official homepage of the Naismith Starting 5 - the top positional men's and women's college basketball players in the country. This year's winners will be announced live on ESPN at a TBD date and location.



Men

Bob Cousy
Point Guard of the Year
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Jerry West
Shooting Guard of the Year
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Julius Erving
Small Forward of the Year
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Karl Malone
Power Forward of the Year
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Center of the Year
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Women



The Hall of Fame is proud to partner with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association in presenting five awards, named after arguably the best women to ever play the game, to the top college women's basketball players in the country each season at the five positions.

Nancy Lieberman
Point Guard of the Year
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Ann Meyers Drysdale
Shooting Guard of the Year
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Cheryl Miller
Small Forward Of The Year
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Katrina McClain
Power Forward of the Year
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Lisa Leslie
Center of the Year
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