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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Eligible Candidates for the Class of 2017

As part of the celebration of this momentous day, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the eligible candidates for the Class of 2017. A first look at the list was provided by The Jump on ESPN2, hosted by Rachel Nichols and first-time Hall of Fame nominee Tracy McGrady. A complete list of eligible candidates can be found below.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Record-Setting Attendance for 2016 Tip-Off Tournament

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the record-breaking attendance number of 18,308 for the 2016 Tip-Off Tournament at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Over 9,000 fans filled the sold-out venue each day to watch a field of teams that included three nationally ranked programs, Duke (AP Poll #1), Rhode Island (AP Poll #21) and Cincinnati (AP Poll #24),

Fifth Annual Jerry Colangelo Basketball Hall of Fame Golf Classic presented by Nike & IOA Returns to The Wigwam

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame will host its fifth annual Jerry Colangelo Golf Classic, presented by NIKE and IOA, on September 22nd and 23rd at The Wigwam in Litchfield Park, Arizona. This year’s field will once again bring out some of the biggest names in basketball including Gary Payton, Spencer Haywood and PJ Carlesimo. Hall of Famers scheduled to participate include Elgin Baylor, Bernard King, Bob Lanier, Annie Meyers, Ralph Sampson, Jamaal Wilkes and more. Arizona legends Cedric Ceballos and Eddie House will also be on hand.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and eBay for Charity to Host Auction in Celebration of 125th Anniversary of the Game

On December 21, 2016, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the basketball community will celebrate 125 years of basketball – a game that has grown tremendously on the global stage and positively impacted an immeasurable number of players, coaches and fans. Today, August 19, marks 125 days before the 125th Anniversary as the Basketball Hall of Fame officially begins the countdown.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to Celebrate the Birthday of Basketball with Special Event

On December 21, 1891, a physical education instructor named James Naismith introduced a new game to a class of young men in an otherwise unremarkable gymnasium at the YMCA International Training School, a school now known as Springfield College, in Springfield, Mass. The objective of this game seemed simple; throw a round ball into a round basket tacked to a balcony 10 feet above the floor. The pace of the game was slow and its origins humble, but the new pastime spread quickly and by 1894, basketball was being played in France, China, India and more than a dozen other countries.

Chris Paul to Host Elite Guard Basketball Camp in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Winston-Salem, NC – Continuing his tradition of helping the country’s top high school and college basketball guards hone and strengthen their skills, 9 time NBA superstar Chris Paul will host his CP3 Elite Guard Camp June 23-26 at D1 Sports Facility in Winston- Salem, North Carolina. During his career, Paul has committed his time and resources to this camp to help mold promising young talent to achieve their goals.

Chris Paul, Jalen Rose and Tubby Smith Named Winners of 2016 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this evening on NBA TV that 12-year NBA veteran Chris Paul, ABC/ESPN basketball analyst Jalen Rose and University of Memphis head coach Tubby Smith have been named winners of the 2016 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. The winners will be recognized on Thursday, September 8th at the Reunion Dinner on the Hall of Fame’s Center Court during Enshrinement Weekend.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Tip-Off Tournament Schedule

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and brackets for the 2016 Tip-Off Tournament. The annual NCAA men’s exempt tournament sponsored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will take place Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Eight schools will compete in two four-team brackets with campus round games leading up to the Mohegan Sun Arena contests.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016 Announcement presented by Haggar Clothing Company

Today, at a press event presented by Haggar Clothing Company, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 10 members of the Class of 2016 to be honored September 8-10, 2016 during this year’s Enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Massachusetts.  The Class Announcement was made in Houston, the site of the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four, and televised live on ESPN SportsCenter.