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The Resource Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams

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

Label
Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution
Title
Boys among men
Title remainder
how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution
Statement of responsibility
by Jonathan Abrams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 limit in 2005, 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. In compelling, masterfully crafted prose, Boys Among Men goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of firsthand interviews to paint insightful and engaging portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this 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. Boys Among Men is a thrilling, informative, must-read for any basketball fan
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abrams, Jonathan P. D.
Dewey number
796.323/64
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.514
LC item number
.A37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Basketball Association
  • Basketball draft
  • Basketball players
Target audience
adult
Label
Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804139250
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015027590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn921240005
Label
Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution, by Jonathan Abrams
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804139250
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2015027590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn921240005

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