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Duke Blue Devils Men's Basketball Team
     

Duke Blue Devils Men's Basketball Team

by Tim O'Shei
 
The Duke University Blue Devils have long been one of the country's most successful and popular college basketball teams. The school has made Final Four appearances in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, winning its first NCAA Championship in 1991. Throughout the years many Duke star players, such as Christian Laettner and Grant Hill, have gone on to have fine professional

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The Duke University Blue Devils have long been one of the country's most successful and popular college basketball teams. The school has made Final Four appearances in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s, winning its first NCAA Championship in 1991. Throughout the years many Duke star players, such as Christian Laettner and Grant Hill, have gone on to have fine professional careers.

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VOYA
Each title in the Great Sports Teams series follows a similar format in dealing with a professional or college sports team. Chapters cover team history, key coaches, selected standout players, and great moments and games, along with diverting facts about the teams or sport. For instance, when James Naismith invented the game of basketball in 1891, the net was sealed at the bottom and a stick was used to poke the ball out after every score. When Duke's basketball stadium was built in 1940, it was one of the largest in the United States, holding just under ten thousand peoplesmall for a basketball stadium today. Although these books for reluctant readers have a juvenile lookextremely thin, large print, many fullpage color and blackandwhite photosthey succeed in holding the interest of the reader, even those not likely to pick up a detailed sports history. A colleague, a zealous University of North Carolina Tarheels fan instructed to be impartial, enjoyed Duke Blue Devils, commenting that "the book touched on all the right aspects, highlighted the correct key players and games." Other titles in this appealing series include The Los Angeles Dodgers Baseball Team, The Seattle SuperSonics Basketball Team, The Green Bay Packers Football Team, and The Michigan Wolverines Football Team. Glossary. Index. Photos. Charts. Source Notes. Further Reading. VOYA CODES: 3Q 2P M J (Readable without serious defects; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 1999, Enslow, Ages 12 to 15, 48p. PLB $18.95. Reviewer: Jane Van Wiemokly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766012134
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Series:
Great Sports Teams Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
920L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 15 Years

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