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  • Zion Williamson was the runaway winner of the 2018-19 Naismith POY
  • Williamson’s win pushed Duke’s total of Naismith Award Winners to 8
  • See the Current Naismith Odds here

We tracked the odds for the Naismith award for the entirety of the 2018-19 college basketball season, in which Zion Williamson was a dominant force throughout. Williamson had a historic season at Duke, and here you can see how his odds moved throughout the course of the season.

The graphs on this page are generated by calculating the average from many of our most trusted sportsbooks.

2019 Naismith Top Contenders

Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ and Marquette’s Markus Howard are both had outstanding seasons, but neither one was a real threat to Williamson, who posted the highest PER in the history of men’s college basketball.

Odds On Zion Williamson Winning the Naismith Award

Will Zion Williamson Win the Naismith Award in 2019? Odds at Bovada
Yes -300
No +200

Odds taken on March 1, 2019

As you can see, the 2019 Naismith Award race turned into a case of Zion Williamson and “everybody else.”

The freshman phenom saw his opening odds of +450 get progressively shorter, peaking at -700 on February 15th before suffering a mild knee sprain in a game against North Carolina.