Basketball Hall of Fame Names the 2019 Naismith Starting Five

Los Angeles, Calif. (Apr. 12, 2019) — The 2018-19 college basketball season culminated with the College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s tonight in Los Angeles, where top coaches and players gathered for one more momentous evening. The 90-minute show, televised on ESPN from The Novo by Microsoft and hosted by Maria Taylor and analysts Chiney Ogwumike and Jay Williams, saw the nation’s top players recognized for their season-long achievements.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Announcement presented by Haggar Clothing Company

Minneapolis, MN (April 6, 2019) – Today, at a press event presented by Haggar Clothing Company, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the 12 honorees in the Class of 2019 to be celebrated September 5-7, 2019 during this year’s Enshrinement festivities in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Class Announcement was made in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the site of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four and televised live on ESPN2.


CARLSBAD, CA (March 19, 2019) – He’s only 17 years old and just on the doorstep of an NHL® career, but today The Upper Deck Company is proud to announce that junior superstar Alexis Lafrenière will join the premier trading card and collectibles company as an exclusive spokesperson, alongside many of the greatest names in sports including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Serena Williams, LeBron James, Connor McDavid, Ben Simmons, Patrick Roy and Wayne Gretzky.

Rosters Revealed for 18th Annual Jordan Brand Classic on April 20th

Las Vegas, Nevada – The Jordan Brand Classic, now in its 18th year, will host the greatest male and female high school basketball players as they look to own the game and take the big stage. JBC is a celebration of the next generation of basketball stars and features the top high school talent in the country. For the first time the brand’s marquee event will be held at Las Vegas’ newest sports and entertainment venue, T-Mobile Arena. The double-header will be held on Saturday, April 20 with the Girls Game tipping off at 3:00 p.m., followed by the Boys Game at 5:00 p.m. PST.

U.S. Treasury and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Team-Up to Launch Commemorative Coin in 2020

Springfield, Mass. (January 21, 2019) — Located in the Birth City of Basketball, Springfield, Mass., the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level – professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage. Since the Basketball Hall of Fame opened its doors in 1959, it has operated as a 501 c 3 not for profit organization relying on the generosity of others to preserve the legacy of the game. Today, the famed museum announced a significant fundraising platform with the recently passed Naismith Memorial Commemorative Coin Bill.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Eligible Candidates for the Class of 2019

Today, December 21st, marks the Birthday of Basketball – the game that was invented by Dr. James Naismith in Springfield, Massachusetts and has grown into an international pastime. 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 2019, including the addition of a new direct-elect category for Women Veterans.

Slam Dunk to the Beach Announces 2018 Participants and Schedule

November 14, 2018 (Lewes, Del.) – The Delaware Sports Commission is proud to announce the full schedule and participating teams for the 2018 Slam Dunk to the Beach basketball tournament. The lineup includes two of the Top 25 teams in the country and many of the nation’s top players. The elite squads will hit the hardwood at Cape Henlopen High School from December 27-29. This year’s event will feature 13 teams from around the region and nation and four teams from the host state of Delaware.

Air Force Reserve Announced as Partner of Basketball Hall of Fame National Collegiate Events in 2018-19 Season

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Today, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the Air Force Reserve as the title partner for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame collegiate events. The support of national sponsors such as the Air Force Reserve will allow the Basketball Hall of Fame to operate first-class events for over 40 collegiate programs this season in five markets.

Basketball Hall of Fame to Host 6th Annual Hoophall West

PHOENIX, Ariz. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams and game schedule for the 2018 Hoophall West, an annual basketball showcase now in its sixth year. The event serves as the west coast version of the original Springfield, Massachusetts-based Hoophall Classic – an event that has featured many of the top prep teams and players for more than 15 years. Hoophall West game action will take place at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale on December 6th, 7th and 8th.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to Host Numerous Community Events Surrounding Enshrinement Weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The evening of Friday, September 7th, basketball enthusiasts from coast-to-coast will focus on Springfield, Mass., the birthplace of basketball and home of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Fans will line the streets and the Class of 2018 will give induction speeches at the landmark Symphony Hall. While the Enshrinement Ceremony is of course the focal point of the weekend’s festivities, new inductees, award winners, and Hall of Famers will be participating in a number of community relations initiatives surrounding this megaevent.

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Benefit Game to Feature Highly Anticipated Match-Up Between UConn Huskies and Tennessee Lady Vols

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the renewal of the historic series between the UConn Huskies and the Tennessee Lady Vols, starting in the 2019-20 season. As a longstanding rivalry, the teams consistently met from 1995-2007, but have not faced each other since. Widely regarded as the two most successful women’s programs in the country, UConn and Tennessee account for 19 National Championships, dozens of impact players in the WNBA and many of the sport’s all-time greats.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Beta Sigma Boulé Announce Third Annual “Education & Leadership Luncheon”

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is teaming up once again with the Beta Sigma Boulé chapter of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity and Springfield College to present the third annual Education and Leadership Luncheon to inspire and celebrate Springfield area students. The press conference announcing the second annual collaboration will be held at Springfield College on July 24th.

2018 ONE Basketball Organization Hall of Fame Golf Classic Presented by Audi Returning to Monarch Beach Golf Links

Los Angeles, CA – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in conjunction with ONE Basketball Organization and Audi, will host its third annual Golf Classic on Friday, November 16th at Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, California. This year’s field will once again bring out some of the biggest names in basketball including returning host, Los Angeles Lakers legend and Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1980 enshrinee, Jerry West.

J.J. Barea, Tina Charles and Boris Diaw Named Winners of 2018 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award

LAS VEGAS, NV – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this evening from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas the winners of the 2018 Mannie Jackson - Basketball’s Human Spirit Award. They are Puerto Rico native, disaster relief advocate and NBA Champion J.J. Barea; five-time WNBA All-Star, education and heart health activist Tina Charles; and 14-year NBA veteran and global education and leadership supporter Boris Diaw. The winners will be recognized on Thursday, September 6th at the Reunion Dinner at the Hall of Fame during Enshrinement Weekend.