Fundamental Basketball by Jim and Mike Klinzing and
Basketball Step-by-Step by Brian Burns and Mark Dunning
Derrick Rose by Michael Sandler
The Basket Counts by Matt Christopher
Matt Christopher wrote a lot of books about sports and every one I've read has been good. This one is about a middle school basketball team. Mel Jessen is new to the school. He's also one of the few African-American kids in the school. One of the other kids won't pass to him even when he's in the open. This team has a good chance to win the season--will this other guy get over it for the good of the team? And will the coach intervene or just ignore the situation? This is another good quick read. Matt Christopher makes every game exciting, especially the season's final game. And this book was written way back in the day when prejudice was more common. It's hard to believe now that it was such a problem--or is it still a problem? Have any of you reader guys encountered it? Or do you see it on your teams?
OK, guys (and Heat and Spurs), play hard and let me know what you think about these books!