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.
Women's basketball began in 1892 at Smith College. Senda Berenson taught basketball to her students hoping to improve their health.
It was probably an Oklahoma college player named Bob Kurland in 1945.
The first women's college basketball game was March 21, 1982 at Smith College.
African-Americans have been playing college basketball since the early 1900s. Determining, who was the very first is impossible but some of the those early names included Paul Robeson, Wilbur Wood, and Fenwick Watkins.
African-Americans have been playing College Basketball since the early 1900s. Determining, who was the very first is impossible but some of the those early names included Paul Robeson, Wilbur Wood, and Fenwick Watkins.
== == It was probably an Oklahoma college player named Bob Kurland in 1945.
No one knows the first player to dunk a basketball, but the first one to dunk a ball in an official game was Bob Kurland. Kurland made his first dunk while playing college ball at Oklahoma State University in 1944 in a game against Temple.
Basketball was first played in a college. The first game, 1891, was in the Y.M.C.A college of physical education, Springfield, U.S.A and they used peach basket suspended as the nets, hence the name BASKETball
The first female basketball player was Teresa Edwards.
Jordan crawford is a guard basketball player who plays for xiaver college. He is also the first person who dunked on Lebron James.
The first women's basketball team began at Smith College in 1892. The team was led by Senda Berenson who was an instructor at the college.
What was the name of the college when Duke played their first basketball game? Trinity University
The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith, back in 1892. It was in 1893, that the first college basketball game was played. It was between New Brighton and Geneva College. The first game was held in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, home of Geneva College Golden Tornados
The game of basketball was invented by James Naismith, back in 1892. It was in 1893, that the first college basketball game was played. It was between New Brighton and Geneva College. The first game was held in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, home of the Geneva College Golden Tornados
The first black basketball player in sec was perry Wallace from vanderbilt.
The first game ever in college basketball was played 1/18/1896
The first women's college basketball game was played in 1892, between the University of California and Miss Head's School. Mount Holyoke and Sophie Newcomb College began playing women's basketball in 1893.
George Mikan of the Minneappolis Lakers is generally regarded as the first great basketball player.
Basketball came to Duke University in 1906 when the university was known as Trinity College.
~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.
Kansas Jayhawks. The coaches were Phog Allen and James Naismith. The first basketball teams were:1891,Dec21 - 18 students play 1st college basketball game (Springfield College, Massachusetts).1892, Jan20 - The first official basketball game was played by students at the Springfield, MA YMCA Training School.1894, Jan27 - The University of Chicago played its first college basketball game, defeating the Chicago YMCA Training School 19-11. The University of Chicago was the first basketball team to play a full schedule of games, winding up with a 6-1 record.1895, Feb09 - The first college basketball game was played as Minnesota State School of Agriculture defeated the Porkers of Hamline College, 9-3.1896, Jan16 - The first five-player college basketball game was played at Iowa City, Iowa. The University of Chicago defeated the University of Iowa by the score of 15-12.1896, Dec10 - Intercollegiate basketball was played for the first time as Wesleyan University defeated Yale, 4-3, in New Haven, Connecticut.