The DeBruce Center

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Home to Naismith's Original Rules of "Basket Ball"

The DeBruce Center is a unique facility in which fans of all ages can come together to explore the rich history of basketball, a sport near and dear to KU's heart.

The Debruce Center

Plan Your Event

Areas of the DeBruce Center are available for meetings, activations, and private events, but within specific time frames and with consideration given to student athlete activities taking place within the space.

Plan Your Event

Watch: A short doc about us, produced by KJHK 90.7 FM.

Video courtesy of KJHK 90.7 FM.

Watch: The making of the Naismith Statue.

Video courtesy of the KU Endowment.

Offering custom, small-group tours

Our staff can provide guided tours of the DeBruce building and its exhibits. We can also provide 30-60 minute programs on basketball history and KU traditions – past and present. Contact our staff at 785-864-9750 or for more info.

Contact Us

The University of Kansas
The DeBruce Center
1647 Naismith Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045

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