Basketball's Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Hotshot Hoopsters, Double Dribbles, and Roundball Oddities

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Potomac Books, Inc., Oct 1, 2005 - Sports & Recreation - 288 pages
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Basketball has so many great stories, so many interesting anecdotes-about college and pro teams, players from all levels, announcers, and even owners-that one book just isn't enough to hold it all. That's why Potomac Books, Inc. is introducing Basketball's Most Wanted™ II: The Top 10 Book of More Hotshot Hoopsters, Double Dribbles, and Roundball Oddities. With even more fun tales and interesting facts from the world of hoops, there's something in here for all fans of basketball.

Which NBA team attempted to draft a player straight out of high school in 1969-a female player from the Iowa six-on-six league? What standard features in today's NBA were originally introduced in the renegade American Basketball Association? Who are the best three-point shooters in both the pros and college? Which high school team had an amazing four future NBA players on its roster? With which team did Wilt Chamberlain begin his professional career? (Hint: It wasn't an NBA team.) You'll find the answers to all those questions and so much more in Basketball's Most Wanted™ II, including the best and worst basketball movies, the most shocking NCAA tournament upsets, top names from basketball's "Asian invasion," and even guys who played one game-and only one game-in the NBA.

So join David L. Hudson, Jr. as he looks at the amazing and the amusing, the wacky and the wonderful, the best and worst of everything basketball has to offer. It's a slam dunk!
 

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Contents

Final college game heroics
1
Final pro game heroics
6
They werent supposed to win
11
Immediate college stars
16
From college great to pro flop
20
A positive change of scenery
26
Their only pro squad
32
These were their schools
36
Unique owners
142
Bloodlines in the pro ranks
148
They played together
153
Birthday trivia
157
A little string music
162
More name game trivia
167
Even more name games
171
Brains as well as brawn
175

Long distance pro marksmen
40
Long distance college marksmen
44
Stealing the ball
47
It takes three to be great
51
Instant spark off the bench
56
Female bballers with famous relatives
60
Surprise record holders
65
Unlikely route to the pros
70
Lopsided deals
74
Bad decisions by a lowly franchise
80
They blocked many shots
84
Players who didnt score much but contributed in other ways
88
Tiny talents
92
They shared the same name
97
Starting off strong
102
They played and coached at the same time
106
Great NCAA tournament performances from players on losing teams
110
Not the only celebrity in the family
114
From the basketball court to a court of law
118
Immediate positive impact
123
Father knows best
127
From high school to the pros
132
Automatic from the foul line
139
Great Iowa players
180
They said it
185
Notable quotes from a famous coach
190
Basketball stars from the Far East
195
Favorite players from Americas favorite team
199
BBall at the box office
204
Box office bombs
208
They bested the century mark in high school
211
Unusual draft selections
214
Hoops and the hulks
218
Sadness on and off the court
222
A wild league
226
They were intimidators
232
The wrong kind of headlines
236
They didnt get many minutes
240
Kings of the street
243
The wild and woolly
249
Those devilish Duke fans
253
Bibliography
257
Index
259
About the Author
271
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David L. Hudson, Jr. has written and cowritten more than thirty books, including Horse Racing’s Most Wanted™, Boxing’s Most Wanted™, Mixed Martial Arts’ Most Wanted™, Basketball’s Most Wanted II™ and Basketball Championships’ Most Wanted™. He resides in the middle Tennessee area with his wife, Carla.

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