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James Naismith was the creator of the much loved sport, basketball.  He went to Almonte High School, and after that earned a philosophy degree at McGill University.  In addition, Naismith also had a religion degree, physical education degree, and a medical degree.  Besides creating the game of basketball with all of it's rules, Naismith also wrote several articles and books.

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Here are some more facts on James Naismith:

Born:  November 6th, 1861 in Almonte, Ontario, Canada
 
Died:  November 28th, 1939
 
Height:  5 ft. 10 in.
 
Weight:  180 pounds
 
Date Enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame:  1959 as a contributor

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