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SUNDEVIL BASKETBALL SUMMER CAMP


Sundevils in action

Players in action

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The Sundevil girls with the UCSD Tritons on January 2nd.

The Sundevil girls with the UCSD Tritons on January 2nd.


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FUN FACTS ABOUT BASKETBALL

  • James Naismith, a teacher at a YMCA in Springfield, Massachusetts, is credited with inventing basketball in 1891.
  • The first “hoops” were actually just peach baskets and the first backboards were made of wire.
  • The game became an official Olympic event at the Summer Games in Berlin, Germany in 1936.
  • Two leagues called the National Basketball League (NBL) and the Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged after the 1948-49 season to become today's National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • The Boston Celtics have won the most NBA championships (17), including seven straight from 1960 to 1966.
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who played 20 seasons in the NBA, holds the record for most points scored in a career with 38,387.