2016 Naismith Invitational

The 2016 Naismith Awards Invitational celebrity golf tournament is in the books! Check out photos from the event.

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Boomer Sooner!

Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield takes home the 2016 Naismith Men’s College Player of the Year Trophy

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The Wright Stuff

Villanova coach Jay Wright honored with the 2016 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year Award

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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.


Official Delivery Company of the Naismith Awards

“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