Hoop Genius

Hoop Genius

How A Desperate Teacher and A Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

Book - 2013
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Reveals how James Naismith came to invent basketball at a Springfield, Massachusetts, high school in 1891 while teaching a rowdy gym class.
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, c2013
ISBN: 9780761366171
Branch Call Number: J796.3232
Characteristics: 32 :,color illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Morse, Joe 1960-


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mshimenosky Oct 12, 2014

The book told the story of how James Naismith came to invent the game of basketball. Students in Division 2 and 3 were interested in the story and most of them were very surprised to learn that James Naismith was Canadian! Disappointingly, the book only mentions this fact at the very end, in the Author's notes.

KRockstar10 Nov 19, 2013

Very interesting! I can safely say I never knew anything about the history of basketball before reading this book.


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