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What it takes to be a pro basketball player / by Joanne Mattern.

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Play like a pro

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781645820437
  • Physical Description: 1 electronic text (32 p.) : ill. (chiefly col.).
  • Publisher: Mankato, MN : 12 Story Library, c2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title proper from title frame.
Includes glossary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Life as a basketball pro: the real story -- A day in the life -- A brief history of the game -- Women are welcome -- Starting young -- Making it to the top -- It's not just about the shots -- Overseas ball -- Staying in shape -- The best of the best -- After the buzzer -- Giving back -- Fun facts about basketball.
Summary, etc.:
"Playing pro basketball is a dream job, but it's not all fun and games. This book is a frank and fascinating look at what it takes to get there, from starting young to staying fit, getting noticed and being a well-rounded player. Chapters cover the history of the game, a day in the life of a pro basketball player, overseas ball, and life after the buzzer. Some pro sports don't have leagues for women, but basketball does, so women are part of the story. Each chapter features attention-grabbing photos and examples from the lives of well-known players. A Fun Facts section includes more facts, plus anecdotes and lore unique to the game"--Provided by the publisher.
Target Audience Note:
4-8 Medialog, Inc.
820 Lexile.
Grades 3-6.
T Guided Reading Level.
Original Version Note:
Original version: 9781632357601 (hardcover)
Original version: 9781632358691 (paperback)
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Basketball > Juvenile literature.
Basketball players > Juvenile literature.

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