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    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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Naismith Trophy Player of the Week – D’Angelo Russell, Ohio State

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D’Angelo Russell has been named the Naismith Trophy Player of the Week after scoring 33 and 22 points against Northwestern and Indiana, respectively.   This season, the freshman guard is averaging 19.4 points per game, 5.2 rebounds per game, and 5.1 assists per game.  He looks to be in serious contention for a spot on the Naismith Trophy Midseason 30, which will be announced on Feb. 12.

The Naismith Trophy Tour


The Naismith Awards Trophy Tour presented by Hilton Hotels Worldwide tipped off on November 14 at Georgia Tech as the Yellow Jackets hosted the University of Georgia.  We recently made two more trophy tour stops, the first was on Saturday, December 20th at the CBS Sports Classic in Chicago and the second was on December 23rd at the City of Palms Classic in Ft. Myers, Florida.  Check back throughout the season for updates on the Tour.

25th anniversary of the 1990 Naismith Trophy

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Jennifer Azzi (Stanford) and Lionel Simmons (LaSalle) are celebrating their 25th anniversary of the 1990 Naismith Trophy

The 4th annual Naismith Awards Invitational

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The 4th annual Naismith Awards Invitational presented by Newell Rubbermaid was held on September 15, 2014, at the Capital City Club.