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

Abrams, Jonathan P. D., 1984- author. (Author).
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  • 7 of 10 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 796.323 ABR (Text) 33118000176538 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 796.323 ABRAMS (Text) 32826014009054 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 796.32364 ABR (Text) 34330513019936 Adult - Non-Fiction Checked out 05/08/2017
Mooresville PL - Mooresville 796.323 ABR (Text) 37323005257160 NONFIC In transit -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 796.3236 ABR (Text) 78551000525331 Non-Fiction Checked out 03/31/2067
Peru PL - Peru 796.323 ABRAMS J (Text) 53069000451873 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 796.3236 Abrams (Text) 31208912447069 non-fiction Available -
Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 796.3236 ABR (Text) 30032010675715 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse 796.32 ABR (Text) 50577011051709 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 796.323 ABRAMS (Text) 33946003117277 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780804139250
  • ISBN: 0804139253
  • Physical Description: 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Summary, etc.: 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 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 minimum in 2005, effectively 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 era--Garnett, 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. This book goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful portraits of the most pivotal figures and events of the 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.--Adapted from dust jacket.
Subject: National Basketball Association.
Basketball draft.
Basketball players > Recruiting > United States.

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