Essay about Basketball Vs. Basketball Sports

1584 Words Jun 8th, 2016 7 Pages
In December 1891, Dr. James Naismith created a game called basketball. Basketball is defined as a game played by two teams of five players each on a rectangular court having a raised basket at each end, with points being scored by shooting the ball through the opponent 's basket. Since 1891, basketball has taken the world over by storm. From the United States of America to China, basketball is among the most popular sports to play and watch in the world. Dr. Naismith created this game in Springfield, Massachusetts as a safer alternative to football. He raised two peach baskets to create the first basketball hoops and made a leather basketball with cloth linings and a rubber inside. Over a century later and basketball has become more than a game, it’s become a culture. One of these cultures created was the culture of College Basketball. Played by student athletes, college basketball has become one of the most popular NCAA regulated sports in the United States of America. Ranging from Division 3 to Division 1, college basketball can be played at multiple levels. Each Division was made depending on the skill level of each athlete. Division 1 athletics are played at the highest level of competition as far as college basketball goes. The top tier players coming out of high school are recruited or pursued by private and public universities to come to their schools and play basketball as long as their academics meet the NCAA regulations. The best players coming out of high school…

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