Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List Released

Fiftieth Celebration of the Citizen Naismith Trophy Season Kicks Off with 50 Candidates Vying for 2018 Top Player of the Year Honor

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.

Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List Released

Partners

“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