2016 Naismith Invitational

The 2016 Naismith Awards Invitational celebrity golf tournament is slated for Monday, September 19 at Capital City Club Brookhaven.

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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.

2016 Award Winners

Men’s College
Player of the Year

Buddy Hield
Oklahoma

Women’s College
Player of the Year

Breanna Stewart
Connecticut

Men’s College
Coach of the Year

Jay Wright
Villanova

Women’s College
Coach of the Year

Geno Auriemma
Connecticut

Partners

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