"From the playgrounds of America, to the shores of Europe and beyond, the dream to play basketball is alive and well."
For many young players, the dreams of fame and fortune associated with the life of an NBA player can be all consuming. In "How to Make it to the NBA; a more realistic Approach," Brian Banks delivers what his title promises: an in-depth, how-to-look at the realities and rigors of pursuing a career in professional basketball. He makes public the truth that professional basketball is more that just a game - it's big business with a wide range of positions available on and off the court.
This book presents career alternatives to those 99.99% who love the game that for whatever reason, may not make it to the courts. A career in the NBA doesn't always mean a career playing basketball on the courts. As many athletes have proven, it can also be a platform for ministry.
You'll also find valuable lists and contacts that will help you make well-informed decisions about your life and career.
|Publisher:||Zoe Life Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Brian Banks is an Academic Advisor at the University of Michigan and is very invovled in providing career opportunities and options to young people. He is founder of the Deckard Brown Scholarship. Brian is an usher at New Testament Baptist Church and volunteers at "Meet Me at the Hoop," sponsored by several local churches.
Brian's dedication to promotion of eductional opportunities and Christian values is evident in his newest venture-as founder and President of "The Schoolyard, Inc." The goal of his company is to heighten the awareness of young people to all aspects and opportunities within the world of basketball and how it can be used to make a positive impact in the world.
Table of Contents
A Message from William Davidson, Current Owner of the Pistons and President of Guardian Industries vi
Don't Give Up Your Dream Just Yet 11
Player Positions 14
Defensive Schemes 18
Exercise and Diet 27
Get Your Head in the Game 38
Seek and You Just Might Find 39
Non-Athlete Participants 41
Recruiting: Finding Balance in the Hype 42
Divisions in College Basketball 43
Playing Beyond High School 44
College a Career 47
Fast Forward 50
Types of Degrees 55
Internships: Trying It On For Size 57
Cover Letters 62
Psychology of Success 83
Setting Goals: Where It All ReallyBegins 85
Under the Influence 87
Conceive It, Believe It, Achieve It 90
Little BrotherMentality 93
About the Author 97
What People are Saying About This
William Davidson, Chairman of Palace Sports and Enterntainment & Owner of the Detroit Pistons of the NBA and Detroit Shock of the WNBA