Citizen Naismith Trophy Late Season Women's Team Announced

The Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy Competition Heats Up with Only 30 Candidates Vying for the Honor of 2018 Women’s Player of the Year

Dr. James Naismith

Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in 1891 after seeing the need for more indoor sports options during the cold months of winter. With a soccer ball, two peach baskets and a set of rules, the sport was born.


“I am sure that no man can derive more pleasure from money or power than I do from seeing a pair of basketball goals in some out-of-the-way place.”

– James Naismith