Boys Among Men: How the Prep-To-Pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked a Basketball Revolution - Jonathan Abrams

KG, Kobe, LeBron—some of the greatest basketball players were part of the ‘prep-to-pro’ generation, when the NBA permitted high school seniors to be drafted without having to play collegiate ball. While these superstars and the many other successful prep-to-pro players exemplify the benefits of such a system, the failed careers of prep legends like Lenny Cooke offer more cautionary tales. By telling the stories of both the successes and the busts, Abrams manages to make a compelling case for once again allowing players to enter the NBA from high school, with the caveat that more safeguards are needed to ensure only the players who are both physically and emotionally ready make the jump.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780804139250
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Published: Crown Archetype - March 15th, 2016

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780804139274
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Published: Crown - March 14th, 2017