James Naismith, who invented the game of Basketball, was the first one to play the game. He demonstrated the rules he had developed for the game (as it was initially conceived by him) by tossing a basket ball (two words) into a peach basket, ten feet from the ground. Subsequent to that, he organized players on teams in Springfield, Massachusetts (where the first players and teams played the game).
The first female basketball player was Teresa Edwards.
The first black basketball player in sec was perry Wallace from vanderbilt.
George Mikan of the Minneappolis Lakers is generally regarded as the first great basketball player.
The first professional basketball player was Harry Lew in 1902. Howard University became the first college with a basketball program in 1908. All the players on that team were the first.
~My assumption is Missouri Arledge. Missouri Arledge is the first American female basketball player.~
There can't be the "first" basketball player to play in the NBA or other leagues because basketball is a "team sport." But there are teams that are the first like Boston Celtics, and many others Check out this link it may be helpful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball.
Jason Collins- THe first openly gay male basketball player in the NBA
· Bob Cousy (basketball)
There was not a first person to play NBA basketball ,ritard, basketball is played in teams.
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Lucy Harris was the first black woman All-American basketball player in 1997
Teresa Edwards is the first USA pro basketball player to play on four Olympic teams. Teresa Edwards is the first USA pro basketball player to play on four Olympic teams.
Chris Ford was the first NBA basketball player to make a 3 point shot.
I say Lisa Leslie.
Of course, the person that invented basketball which was James Naismith.
Kyle (BOY) George
The first basketball game in history was played in the year 1892 in Springfield, Massachusetts. Although there were two teams of 18 players, the first player in history is not known. However, William R. Chase was the first player to score a goal in the history of basketball. It was the winning goal of the first game ever, a game that ended with a score of 1-0.
Lisa Leslie is my assumption
Your question does not make sense, but a basketball player last name wilkins had the first name dominque.
Well, first they have to get picked by an NBA (National Basketball Association) team. Then they play basketball.
Wilt Chamberlain was the first player to score 100 points.