On the women's side of the prestigious award, OR junior Sabrina Ionescu took home the prize after setting an NCAA record with 18 career triple-doubles.
Williamson beat out the likes of team-mate RJ Barrett, Murray State guard Ja Morant, Tennessee forward Grant Williams and Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver. Williamson has also won the AP and Naismith Player of the Year awards, as well as All-American honors.More news: Japan says United States sailor kills woman, self on Okinawa
Williamson was actually offered the opportunity to declare for the draft as he won the Karl Malone Award for the country's top power forward.
Williamson is expected to be the first overall draft pick in the 2019 NBA Draft with a number of teams salivating over box office draw Williamson is guaranteed to be in the league. The women will be represented by Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, Louisville's Asia Durr and Iowa's Megan Gustafson. She and Williamson shared the spotlight during the fifth annual ceremony at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.More news: Masters 2019: Bettor wins $1.19 million on Tiger Woods' green jacket win
Ionescu previously repeated as the victor of the Nancy Lieberman award as point guard of the year, won the WBCA's Wade Trophy as the nation's most outstanding player and was named an All-American by the AP, USBWA and WBCA. The 21-year-old point guard plans to return for her senior year. "Growing up with two brothers, it wasn't easy". We played in the yard, and so this goes to them.
Oklahoma Head Coach Lon Kruger will receive the 2019 John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching Award. He's the first Division I coach to guide five different schools to the NCAA Tournament.More news: Two children killed as storms, tornadoes move through Texas