ZION WILLIAMSON WINS 2019 CITIZEN NAISMITH TROPHY

Becomes Eighth Blue Devil to Claim Coveted Award

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2019 Women’s Citizen Naismith Trophy and Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s College Coach of the Year Both Claimed By Iowa

RICK BARNES NAMED 2019 WERNER LADDER MEN'S COLLEGE COACH OF THE YEAR

Barnes Becomes First Men’s Coach from Tennessee to Win the National Honor

2019 DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR NAMED

Matisse Thybulle and Kristine Anigwe Named 2019 Naismith Defensive Players of the Year Presented by Bona

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.

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“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.” -DR. JAMES NAISMITH