Naismith Watchlists Announced

Watchlists for the Citizen Men’s and Women’s Naismith Player of the Year as well as the Boys’ and Girls’ High School Player of the Year have been announced. 

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