Springfield, Massachusetts: Statue of the Inventor of Basketball

Unusual sports statue of Dr. James Naismith with an amiable smirk, wearing a three-piece suit, sitting with a basketball in his hand and a big peach basket between his legs. The prof invented the game at Springfield College in 1891.

Address:
Alden St., Springfield, MA
Directions:
On the campus of Springfield College, on the south side of Alden St. just west of its intersection with Wibraham Ave., and opposite the Babson Library. The statue sits outside the entrance of the modern building with the round bell tower (the Campus Union). Parking is difficult to find on school days.
Admission:
Free
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Basketball inventor.

Statue of the Inventor of Basketball

Dr. Naismith on the campus of Springfield College. Visit this statue along with the Basketball Hall of Fame and see how the game has evolved and progressed. I quickly parked in a drop off zone for pictures.

[Joannah Soderborg, 07/31/2016]

Dr. James Naismith. a professor at Springfield College, invented the game in 1891.


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