Today's DYK cmes from IBCA Hall of Fame coach, Bruce Firchau:
Do You Know in what season, the molded basketball (the model for today's balls) was introduced as a replacement for the laced basketball by the IBCA?
That would be the 1937-38 season. Note: Illinois was a pioneer in the use of the new molded basketballs. Other states soon followed. In fact, Illinois high schools began using the molded models before the NCAA and the NAIA.