Boys Among Men

Boys Among Men

How the Prep-to-pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked A Basketball Revolution

Book - 2016
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"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 ... [This book] goes behind the scenes and draws on hundreds of first-hand interviews to paint ... portraits of the most pivotal figures and events during this time"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780804139250
0804139253
9780804139267
Branch Call Number: 796.323 ABRAMS
Characteristics: 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm

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MaxCW26
Aug 17, 2017

Great book for any NBA fan. Provides insight into the players that succeeded and failed in making the leap from high school to the NBA. Also provides commentary on how the current system is flawed and various opinions on how to fix it.

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Jun 14, 2016

Abrams details the paths of several high school to NBA players, both the successes and the failures. He goes in depth into the history of players going prep to pro, and examines the impact that it had on the NBA, both in regards to the on-court product and the rules set out by the NBA.

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