| Overall UK Wins: 0 | Overall UK Losses: 1 | Win % 0 |
Date of Birth: October 19, 1880
Date of Death: August 22, 1939
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Alma Mater: Ohio Wesleyan 
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Obituary - Mansfield (OH) News-Journal (August 24, 1939)
"Father" of Ohio State Basketball Tournament Dies
DELAWARE - Dr. John Wesley Page, father of the Ohio State high school basketball tournament, will be buried Friday at Fredericktown in Knox County.
Dr. Page, former athletic director at Ohio Wesleyan University here, died Wednesday at Jackson, Mich. He was 58, and a practicing physician in Jackson.
Dr. Page was graduated from Ohio Wesleyan and gained recognition as All-Ohio football halfback in 1902. He became the first athletic director at Ohio Wesleyan. In 1909 he collaborated with Branch Rickey, another Wesleyan alumnus and now vice president of the St. Louis Cardinal baseball club, in holding the first state high school basketball tourney in Delaware.
The tournaments were held at Delaware for 14 years and then moved to Columbus under sponsorship of the Ohio High School Athletic association.