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Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution

by Abrams, Jonathan P. D., 1984- (Author)

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"When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college--as young basketball prodigies were expected to do--but 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 pro... Full description

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Summary: "When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college--as young basketball prodigies were expected to do--but 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 ... [This book] goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of first-hand interviews to paint ... portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time"--Amazon.com.
Physical Description: 326 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780804139250
0804139253
Author Notes: Jonathan Abrams is an American journalist and writer, born 1984. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. He has worked as a staff writer for Grantland, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. Currently, he writes for Bleacher Report. His books include Boys Among Men: How the Prep-to-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution, and All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire.

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