The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame gives out several awards each year. Look below for information about these awards.


College Basketball Awards

The Basketball Hall of Fame All-America Team

In an effort to promote the game of basketball and the best of the best within the sport, we proudly bring you the Basketball Hall of Fame All-America Team - given to the best college players in their respective positions. Named after arguably the best players to ever play the game, The Bob Cousy, Jerry West, Julius Erving, Karl Malone, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar awards represent the five positional awards. The winners of these awards are presented live at the College Basketball Awards Show in Los Angeles, CA live on ESPN 2.


nancy lieberman award

The Nancy Lieberman Award is a national athletic award honoring the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball. The award, that recognizes outstanding performance, is the first of its kind and is named after one of women basketball's greatest players, Nancy Lieberman. "Our primary objective is to support women's collegiate basketball by recognizing outstanding athletes. We are honored to have Nancy Lieberman's support as she serves as a role model for all women athletes." — J. Thomas MacFarlane, Past President, Rotary Club of Detroit

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High School Awards

The Morgan Wootten Lifetime Achievement Award

Named after Morgan Wootten, the only coach who exclusively coached at the high school level enshrined into the Hall of Fame, this award honors those who have had tremendous influence on the game.



Enshrinement Awards

The Curt Gowdy Media Award(s)

The Basketball Hall of Fame's media award is named in honor of Curt Gowdy, who served as president of the Hall of Fame for seven consecutive one-year terms. It was established by the Board of Trustees to single out members of the electronic and print media for outstanding contributions to basketball.


The John W. Bunn Lifetime Achievement Award

The John Bunn Award is named for the first chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame Committee (1949-69). The award, instituted by the Basketball Hall's Board of Trustees, annually honors an international or national figure who has contributed greatly to the game of basketball. Outside of Enshrinement, the John Bunn Award is the most prestigious award presented by the Basketball Hall of Fame.


The Mannie Jackson - Basketball's Human Spirit Award

The Mannie Jackson award is given annually to an individual who has found the game of basketball as a contributing aspect to their personal growth and accomplishment, a place to develop an understanding of others, and an avenue that helped shape that individual's growth into a recognized visionary & leader.