2023 Naismith Men’s Defensive Player of the Year Watch List Released

Oscar Tshiebwe again part of this year’s talented group of defenders

2023 Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year Watch List Released

Aliyah Boston looks to become first repeat winner of the Award

2023 Naismith Outstanding Contributors to Basketball Announced

Chris Plonsky and Roy Williams Named 2023
Naismith Outstanding Contributors to Basketball

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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.

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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

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