James Naismith’s Achievements

Dr. James Naismith is remembered in the communities with which he has most closely been associated.

Streets and buildings in Almonte, Ontario; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Lawrence, Kansas are named in tribute. He is a member of the following Halls of Fame:

  • Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame
  • Canadian Sports Hall of Fame
  • Ontario Sports Legends Hall of Fame
  • Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame
  • McGill University Sports Hall of Fame
  • Kansas State Sports Hall of Fame
  • International Basketball (FIBA) Hall of Fame