“Breslin’s [book] is a Plimpton-like celebration of college basketball as told by one of its biggest fans.”
-New Haven Register
“If John Feinstein set the standard in covering a college basketball campaign in his landmark A Season on the Brink . . . Breslin still animates the form with this account of Yale University’s 201112 team. . . . Breslin offers especially insightful and detailed breakdowns of the team’s practice sessions and vivid play-by-plays of each game. If Feinstein gives readers an unvarnished look at an NCAA powerhouse, Breslin shows how beautiful even, yes, divine the college game can be away from the national spotlight.”-Booklist
“If you want to go on a journey of life in Division I hoops involving genuine student-athletes in the competitive Ivy League, this book is a must-read. Ed Breslin will take you on this amazing trip as he witnessed it firsthand.” Dick Vitale
"Ed Breslin displays an enthusiasm for college basketball that's as refreshing as it is knowledgeable. His astute observations, shrewd interpretations, and colorful descriptions make this a soon-to-be classic. When all is said and done, his book tells a very human story of a man living out a dream." -Fran Dunphy, head coach, Temple University, former 10-time Ivy League champion coach of Penn
“You will finish this book with a smile on your face, pleased to have spent time with a writer who unapologetically and without the trendiness of irony or the falseness of sentiment has led you on a journey that, unequivocally, was the greatest of his life. And because that journey revolves around the game of basketball, it revolves around the world, as well.” From the foreword by Rick Telander
“A Divine Nature of Basketball dazzles while capturing the spirit of the game Naismith built. . . . [It] glistens with humility and candor. . . . A slam dunk.” Fansided
"Breslin clearly loves basketball, and his passion for the game comes through on just about every page of his book."