Ray Marquette Award

The Ray Marquette Award is annually presented to the outgoing president of the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA). The award is named in honor of the late Ray Marquette of the Indianapolis Star. A longtime friend of the NABC, Marquette served as the USBWA's executive director from 1969 until his untimely death in 1977.

1978

Edgar Allen, Nashville Banner

1979

Sam Skinner, Skinner Sports Syndicate

1980

Dave Dorr, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

1981

Bill Brill, Roanoke Times/World News

1982

Frank Boggs, Colorado Springs Sun

1983

Bob Hammel, Bloomington Herald-Telegram

1984

Marvin West, Knoxville News-Sentinel

1985

Lee Benson, Salt Lake City Deseret News

1986

Bill Millsaps, Richmond Times Dispatch

1987

Larry Donald, Basketball Times

1988

Larry Donald, Basketball Times

1989

Malcolm Moran, New York Times

1990

Gary Nuhn, Dayton Daily News

1991

Randy Riggs, Austin American-Statesman

1992

John Feinstein, Washington Post

1993

Bud Withers, Seattle Post Intelligencer

1994

Dick Weiss, New York Daily News

1995

Wendell Barnhouse, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram

1996

Mike DeCourcy, Memphis Commercial Appeal

1997

Steve Wieberg, USA Today

1998

Jim O'Connell, Associated Press

1999

Bill Benner, Indianapolis Star

2000

Alex Wolff, Sports Illustrated

2001

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star

2002

Bob Ryan, Boston Globe

2003

Steve Richardson, Dallas Morning News

2004

Rick Bozich, Louisville Courier Journal

2005

Robyn Norwood, Los Angeles Times

2006

Tony Barnhart, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2007

Tom Shatel, Omaha World Herald

2008

Andy Katz, ESPN

2009

Dick Jerardi, Philadelphia Daily News

2010

Steve Carp, Las Vegas Review-Journal

2011

Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

2012

Lennox Rawlings, Winston-Salem Journal

2013

John Akers, Basketball Times

2014

Kirk Wessler, Peoria Journal Star

2015

Dana O'Neil, ESPN

2016

Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports

2017 

Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal