Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room: A Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told

Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room: A Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told

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by Jeff Washburn
     
 

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It is often said that while Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Massachusetts, the sport was raised and ultimately came of age in the high schools of Indiana, the state where politics, religion, and sweet corn fall in line behind the game played with the round orange ball. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball, now newly revised, centers on those…  See more details below

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It is often said that while Dr. James Naismith invented basketball in Massachusetts, the sport was raised and ultimately came of age in the high schools of Indiana, the state where politics, religion, and sweet corn fall in line behind the game played with the round orange ball. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball, now newly revised, centers on those special people who have played the game—their stories, their passion, their drive for excellence, their laughs, and their tears. This is a book about Lebanon schoolboy hero Rick Mount, the first prep basketball player ever featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated; it’s about Gene Cato, the Indiana High School Athletic Association’s former commissioner whose father—his high school coach—would not put the young scoring phenomenon into a game until his team’s fans demanded it; it’s also about Marion’s “Purple Reign”—consecutive state championships in 1985, 1986, and 1987 when the Giants were the most important game on every opponent’s schedule. John Wooden, Bobby Plump, Steve Alford, Damon Bailey—it’s as easy for an Indiana high school basketball fan to roll the names off the tongue as it is to find the broadcast of a high school game on AM radio on any Friday night during an Indiana winter. Tales from Indiana High School Basketball is not so much about statistics and winning streaks as it is about the personalities and emotions of those who created a phenomenon that became a way of life in the Hoosier State.

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ISBN-13:
9781613213537
Publisher:
Sports Publishing LLC
Publication date:
08/07/2013
Series:
Tales from the Team
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
651,489
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jeff Washburn, a Lafayette native and 1976 Purdue graduate, covered Indiana high school basketball for the Lafayette Journal & Courier from 1973 through 1994, reporting on every Indiana state finals from 1976 through 1994. He is now in his sixteenth season covering the Purdue men’s basketball beat for the Journal & Courier. He has won multiple sportswriting awards, including “Best Deadline Sports Reporting” for his coverage of the 1990 Indiana state championship game. He was also voted Indiana’s Sports Writer of the Year in 1991. He is a frequent columnist and has covered more than 800 Indiana high school boys’ basketball games at more than 100 different venues throughout the state.

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Tales from the Indiana High School Basketball Locker Room: A Collection of the State's Greatest Basketball Stories Ever Told 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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