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A look inside KU’s DeBruce Center, which will house James Naismith’s original rules of basketball

James Naismith statue installed at KU's DeBruce Center

A bronze sculpture of James Naismith, who wrote the original rules to basketball, now sits outside the nearly-finished DeBruce Center which will house Naismith's handwritten rules of the game. The work was started by Eldon Tefft who died in 2015,
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A bronze sculpture of James Naismith, who wrote the original rules to basketball, now sits outside the nearly-finished DeBruce Center which will house Naismith's handwritten rules of the game. The work was started by Eldon Tefft who died in 2015,

The final touches are being completed on the DeBruce Center, the $21 million structure that next to Allen Fieldhouse that will be the future home of James Naismith’s original rules of basketball.

KU’s Williams Fund — the official fundraising department for KU Athletics — released photos on its Twitter account of the new building.

Oliver Morrison had a nice rundown last week about the building, explaining what it will be used for and detailing why the rules won’t be in there when it first opens.

Last Friday, KU Athletics also officially unveiled a 320-pound bronze Naismith statue in front of the center.

Jesse Newell: 816-234-4759, @jessenewell

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