We have reached the midway point of the NBA season! More importantly it is NBA All-Star Weekend! Fans across the globe can shift their focus to the city of New Orleans for the 66th NBA All-Star game.
Now in its 16th year, the Jordan Brand Classic, presented by American Family Insurance, has announced the All-American Boys Team for this year’s game.
It’s that time of the year again. Long lines outside in freezing weather. Standing room only crowds. These are diehard basketball fans at their best … all waiting to experience the Spalding Hoophall Classic, the most legendary high school basketball showcase in the country.
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.
Position Sports has partnered with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to produce two marquee college basketball events on one day - Saturday, December 3rd.
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),
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced this week the watch list members for their 2017 College Basketball Awards including Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year, Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year, Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year, Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year.
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.
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.
Now in its second year, the Nike Basketball Academy will once again host the best high school athletes and select college basketball players for a premium training experience in southern California. Nike Basketball will transform a local airport hangar into a first-class basketball training facility from July 25-27.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the matchups for the second annual Hoophall Miami Invitational, a premier college basketball showcase held in conjunction with AmericanAirlines Arena in early December. The two-day event will bookend a week of community events in the Miami area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today the field of teams for the first-ever Hoophall LA, a premier college basketball showcase held in conjunction with STAPLES Center on December 3, 2016. The one-day doubleheader will feature the University of Arizona vs. Gonzaga University and Brigham Young University vs. the University of Southern California.
NIKE, Inc. confirmed today its 2016 Elite Youth Basketball League schedule consisting of four regular season events across the country during April and May of 2016.
Red Bull Reign is inviting America’s top ballers to put their skills to the test in the third annual 3×3 tournament. With several regional contests taking place throughout the United States this summer, the unique 3×3 basketball tournament will pit hoop hopefuls against one-another in a high-endurance, offensive-driven battle that ends with the finals in Chicago.
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.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced today, at NBA All-Star Weekend, three elite players, nine outstanding coaches, one exceptional referee and one record-setting team as finalists from the North American and Women’s committees to be considered for election in 2016.