Anfernee Hardaway: Basketball's Lucky Penny

Anfernee Hardaway: Basketball's Lucky Penny

by Brad Townsend
     
 

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Orlando Magic point guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway continues to wow his legion of fans on the court. His outstanding skill and enviable abilities earned him a spot on the All-NBA First Team in only his second season in the league. Beckett Great Sports Heroes: Anfernee Hardaway pays fitting tribute to this spectacular player.
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Orlando Magic point guard Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway continues to wow his legion of fans on the court. His outstanding skill and enviable abilities earned him a spot on the All-NBA First Team in only his second season in the league. Beckett Great Sports Heroes: Anfernee Hardaway pays fitting tribute to this spectacular player.
Lavishly illustrated in full color, each Beckett Great Sports Heroes volume features distinguished sports authorities assessing the career of one of the greatest athletes of our time. Each book is a piece of history, a celebration of a sports legend. . . .
At the University of Memphis, Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway was a star in the Great Midwestern Conference for two years and was named Conference Player of the Year, a First-Team All-American, and a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden awards. He recently played on the Dream Team III at the 1996 Olympics.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Mary Sue Preissner
Hardaway is an apt name to perhaps explain this youth-raised the "hard way." Penny, the son of a teenage mother, spent most of his childhood with his grandmother. While this life was not luxurious by any means, he did grow up with boundaries, high goals, and love. He learned the value of education when poor grades kept him from playing basketball for part of his senior year in high school. Growing up in a violent neighborhood, Gandma imposed a "sun down" curfew, hoping it would help to keep him clear of gangs, drugs, and alcohol. As an adult, Hardaway supports many charities that direct efforts to helping children, in addition to his involvement with church activities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822536529
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 8.31(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
910L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 14 Years

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