Sammy Wong, All-American

Sammy Wong, All-American

by Charley Rosen

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Sammy Wong, All-American by Charley Rosen

Sammy Wong, All-American tells the tale of an Asian basketball player’s rise and stumble. American basketball may be among the most international of team sports, yet until recently Asians were unwelcome. On his high school, college, and professional teams, Sammy isn’t given much of a chance. Then when he does get into games, he turns out to be the kind of player who can turn a losing team into a winning one. Wong’s career turns on chance opportunities and unexpected twists as much as on talent, persistence, and hard work. There are great scenes that describe pivotal plays on the hardwood floor as only Charley Rosen can. Like all Rosen’s novels, this is about basketball as experienced from the inside. 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609805463
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 03/04/2014
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

CHARLEY ROSEN is America’s leading writer of fiction and nonfiction on the subject of basketball. Before he began chronicling the sport, he was a three-time MVP and holder of several scoring and rebounding records as a starter on the Hunter College team and, later, as a storied Continental Basketball Association coach.

Rosen led the league in technical fouls in each of his six seasons as a head coach in the CBA. Rosen holds a master’s degree in medieval literature from Hofstra. His many novels include The House of Moses All-Stars, a New York Times Notable Book, and Barney Polan’s Game, both from Seven Stories; his many nonfiction books include The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball and The Scandals of ’51: How the Gamblers Almost Killed College Basketball, both from Seven Stories. An analyst for, Rosen is the New York Times bestselling co-author, with Phil Jackson, of More Than a Game from Seven Stories. He lives with his wife, Daia Gerson, in New York State. 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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