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Tales from the Indiana High School basketball locker room : a collection of the state's greatest basketball stories ever told / Jeff Washburn with Ben Smith.

Washburn, Jeff, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 796.32 W314tL (Text) 00000106654361 Indiana book Available -
Jennings Co PL - North Vernon 796.3236 WAS (Text) 30653001412303 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Melton PL - Melton 796.32 WAS (Text) 79591000099654 Adult-Nonfiction Available -
Morgan Co PL - Monrovia Branch 796.3236 WAS (Text) 78551000534182 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781683581369
  • Physical Description: xi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
New revised edition of : Washburn, Jeff, Tales from the Indiana High School basketball locker room : New York, NY : Sports Publishing, c2013.
Formatted Contents Note:
Legends -- Early Players and Coaches -- Modern Players and Coaches -- Small-Town Teams -- City Teams -- Family -- The Youngest Mr. Basketball -- Miscellaneous.
Summary, etc.:
"It's often said that while Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Massachusetts, the sport was raised and ultimately came of age in the high schools of Indiana, the state where politics, religion, and sweet corn fall in line behind the game played with the round orange ball. Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room, now newly revised, centers on those special people who have played the game--their stories, their passion, their drive for excellence, their laughs, and their tears. This is a book about Lebanon schoolboy hero Rick Mount, the first prep basketball player ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated; it's about Gene Cato, the Indiana High School Athletic Association's former commissioner whose father--his high school coach--would not put the young scoring phenomenon into a game until his team's fans demanded it; it's also about Marion's "Purple Reign"--consecutive state championships in 1985, 1986, and 1987 when the Giants were the most important game on every opponent's schedule. John Wooden, Bobby Plump, Steve Alford, Damon Bailey, Gary Harris, Caleb Swanigan, Yogi Ferrell--it's as easy for an Indiana high school basketball fan to roll the names off the tongue as it is to find the broadcast of a high school game on AM radio on any Friday night during an Indiana winter. Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room is not so much about statistics and winning streaks as it is about the personalities and emotions of those who created a phenomenon that became a way of life in the Hoosier State" -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Basketball > Indiana > History.
High school athletes > Indiana > Biography.
Basketball players > Indiana > Biography.

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