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Access GRANTed

Access GRANTed

by Keaton Grant
     
 
Access GRANTed is a memoir of a Division 1A college basketball player on one of the hottest teams in the nation for the 2009-2010 season. This book gives an in-depth look of the day to day lifestyle for future student athletes who have desire to play college basketball on the next level. There are many who are curious to know the lifestyle of a collegiate athlete and

Overview

Access GRANTed is a memoir of a Division 1A college basketball player on one of the hottest teams in the nation for the 2009-2010 season. This book gives an in-depth look of the day to day lifestyle for future student athletes who have desire to play college basketball on the next level. There are many who are curious to know the lifestyle of a collegiate athlete and this book gives a firsthand experience as you are taken through workouts, preseason sessions, team meetings, and the rigorous training schedule that is required of a team competing for a national championship. This is a uniquely written memoir in a sense that gives fans and readers alike this much ACCESS. It could also be an attribute to those who might want to be coaches and who would be involved with players of various age groups; helping them to understand what their players might be experiencing and how they could be helpful. Often times, coaches aren't aware of the emotional and physical toll a season and getting an education can have on their student athletes and this book is just what they need. Access GRANTed is perfect for basketball fans who want to know what goes on with a team on the court and behind the scenes, and it takes fans through the highs of winning a Conference Championship to the lows of coming within games of winning a national championship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456321116
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

My name is Keaton Leonard Grant. I was born in Winter Haven, Florida to James and Celia Grant. I am the younger of 2 sons; my older brother's name is James. I was raised in Kissimmee, FL, where I graduated from Gateway High School in 2005. After high school I decided to attend prep school at Bridgton Academy in Maine. I attended Bridgton academy for one year as a postgraduate. After finishing my first year at Bridgton, I then decided to attend Purdue University. I graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Science. During my career at Purdue I played four years on the men's basketball team, later becoming the player with the most wins in the university's history. Aside from basketball I am pursuing a career in the entrepreneurial field, hoping one day to start a variety of businesses. I also plan to start a foundation to help underprivileged youths perform to the best of their abilities.

As a young boy I immediately became interested in sports, playing football and baseball as well basketball. I decided to stop playing baseball at an early age because I felt that it was not exciting enough for me. I later stopped playing football as well. My brother played and had torn his ACL in high school playing football and from this experience I decided that I if I did take the risk of getting hurt, it would be for the sport that I loved- basketball. I became interested in basketball in the eighth grade. Discouragement from administrators at my middle school just spurred me to play to my full potential, even though they often said that I would not do well enough to play varsity basketball as a freshman. Some even said that my dreams of playing college basketball were near impossible. I remember the sarcastic laughing. At this point I had made up in my mind that I would never quit nor let anyone limit my possibilities.

Out of high school I originally committed to attend the University of Missouri. Quinn Snyder was the head coach at that time. I later learned that I missed the school's qualifying ACT score by one point. I then decided to go to prep school. I later reopened my recruitment for other schools.

My basketball career at Purdue was eventful. I was named team MVP my sophomore year. As a team we made it to the NCAA tournament four straight years and two sweet sixteen appearances. More accomplishments as a team were: one big ten regular season championship, and one tournament Big Ten championships.

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