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The Back Roads to March: The Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385544481
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Published: Doubleday - March 3rd, 2020

Thirty years ago after changing the sports book landscape with his mega-hit, A Season on the Brink, #1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein returns to his first love--college basketball--with a fascinating and compelling journey through a landscape of unsung, unpublicized and often unknown heroes of Division-1 college hoops.

The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball Team Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101882832
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 5th, 2019

The powerful story of a college basketball team who carried an era’s brightest hopes—racial harmony, social mobility, and the triumph of the underdog—but whose success was soon followed by a shocking downfall

“A masterpiece of American storytelling.”—Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Devil in the Grove

The Greatest Upset Never Seen: Virginia, Chaminade, and the Game That Changed College Basketball Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496208484
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019

No one had really heard of Chaminade University—a tiny NAIA Catholic school in Honolulu with fewer than eight hundred undergraduates—until its basketball game against the University of Virginia on December 23, 1982. The Chaminade Silverswords defeated the Cavaliers, then the Division I, No.

Strength Training for Basketball (Strength Training for Sport) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492571490
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Published: Human Kinetics, Inc. - December 18th, 2019

Why is strength training important for the basketball athlete? In a dynamic game that changes by the instant, athletes need to be conditioned to sustain the highly stressful workloads experienced during practice or a game.

Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525534662
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 19th, 2019

The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.

KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest Cover Image
ISBN: 9781501197826
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Published: Atria Books - November 12th, 2019

Golden State Warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson “paints a complex portrait and captures all the multitudes of a dynamic athlete trying to carve his legacy” (Jonathan Abrams, New York Times bestselling author) with this definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant.

All the Dreams We've Dreamed: A Story of Hoops and Handguns on Chicago's West Side Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641602723
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Published: Lawrence Hill Books - March 3rd, 2020

Shawn Harrington returned to Marshall High School as an assistant coach years after appearing as a player in the iconic basketball documentary film Hoop Dreams. In January of 2014, Marshall’s struggling team was about to improve after the addition of a charismatic but troubled player.

Tanking to the Top: The Philadelphia 76ers and the Most Audacious Process in the History of Professional Sports Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538749722
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 17th, 2020

How the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers trusted The Process -- a bold plan to get to first by becoming the worst.

Including exclusive interviews with Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Coach Brett Brown, Sam Hinkie, and more.

Elevated: The Global Rise of the N.B.A. Cover Image
By Harvey Araton, Jeff Van Gundy (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781629377926
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Published: Triumph Books - March 10th, 2020

Howard Beck. Marc Stein. Jonathan Abrams. Chris Broussard. Ira Berkow. George Vecsey. Mike Wise. Selena Roberts. Lee Jenkins. All have graced the pages of The New York Times, entertaining readers with their probing coverage of the N.B.A.: a stage on which spectacular athletes perform against a backdrop of continuous social change.

Pounding the Rock: Basketball Dreams and Real Life in a Bronx High School Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525434023
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Published: Anchor - February 11th, 2020

Welcome to Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, in a working-class corner of the Bronx, where a driven coach inspires his teams to win games and championships--and learn Russian history and graduate and go on to college.

Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball Cover Image
ISBN: 9781496217059
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019

Remembered in name but underappreciated in legacy, Forrest “Phog” Allen arguably influenced the game of basketball more than anyone else. 

In the first half of the twentieth century, Allen took basketball from a gentlemanly, indoor recreational pastime to the competitive game that would become a worldwide sport.

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