2019 WOMEN’S CITIZEN NAISMITH TROPHY FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Durr, Gustafson, Ionescu and Ogunbowale Vying for the Women’s Player of the Year Honor

FOUR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2019 CITIZEN NAISMITH TROPHY

Hachimura, Morant, Williams and Williamson Compete for the Men’s Player of the Year Honor

FOUR FINALISTS FOR 2019 WERNER LADDER NAISMITH WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR ANNOUNCED

Two Former Winners and Two First-Time Finalists Vie for the 2019 Honor

2019 WERNER LADDER NAISMITH MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

Barnes, Beard, Bennett and Sampson Seek 2019 Top 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.

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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