Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution

Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution Author Jonathan Abrams
ISBN-10 080413927X
ISBN-13 9780804139274
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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The definitive never before told story of the prep to pro generation those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending collegeas young basketball prodigies were expected to dobut instead enter the 1995 NBA draft directly from high school he blazed a trail for a generation of teenage basketball players to head straight for the pros That trend would continue until the NBA instituted an age limit in 2005 requiring all players to attend college or another developmental program for at least one year Over that decade plus period the list of players who made that difficult leap includes some of the most celebrated players of the modern eraGarnett Kobe Bryant LeBron James Dwight Howard Tracy McGrady and numerous other stars It also includes notable busts who either physically or mentally proved unable to handle the transition But for better or for worse the face of the NBA was forever changed by the prep to pro generation In compelling masterfully crafted prose Boys Among Mengoes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time Award winning basketball writer Jonathan Abrams has obtained remarkable access to the key players coaches and other movers and shakers from that time and the result is a book packed with rare insights and never before published details about this chapter in NBA history Boys Among Menis a thrilling informative must read for any basketball fan

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Boys Among Men

Boys Among Men Author Jonathan Abrams
ISBN-10 9780804139267
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 352

Boys Among Men

Boys Among Men Author Jonathan Abrams
ISBN-10 9780804139274
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 352

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ISBN-10 9780804139250
Release 2016-03
Pages 336

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