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The Final Four by Paul Volponi

This book is a must read  for all basketball fans!

Four players with one thing in common: the will to win

Malcolm wants to get to the NBA ASAP. Roko wants to be the pride of his native Croatia. Crispin wants the girl of his dreams. M.J. just wants a chance.

March Madness is in full swing, and there are only four teams left in the NCAA basketball championship. The heavily favored Michigan Spartans and the underdog Troy Trojans meet in the first game in the semifinals, and it’s there that the fates of Malcolm, Roko, Crispin, and M.J. intertwine. As the last moments tick down on the game clock, you’ll learn how each player went from being a kid who loved to shoot hoops to a powerful force in one of the most important games of the year. Which team will leave the Superdome victorious? In the end it will come down to which players have the most skill, the most drive, and the most heart.

If you would like to find out more information about the author Paul Volponi  and find other books written by him then visit his website: http://www.paulvolponibooks.com/index.htm

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June 3, 2013 Posted by | Boys' read, Good Sports | | Leave a comment

MICKY O by Michael O’Loughlin with Jim Martin

Determination. Hard work. And a little bit of magic!

MICKY O is the extraordinary story of a kid who combined his talent with sheer determination to become one of the greatest AFL players of the last two decades

When Michael O′Loughlin was drafted by the Sydney Swans at just 17 years of age, he was the no. 40 selection and the last player picked. Back then he could not have imagined the extraordinary future that awaited him. That future included numerous awards and accolades, the respect and admiration of fellow players, a huge number of personal supporters, and a record-breaking 303 games in the red and white.

This is the candid and inspiring story of Michael′s upbringing in a tough area of Adelaide, one of six kids to Muriel, from the Narunga Aboriginal community on the York Peninsula, and Alex, from another indigenous community near Murray Bridge. Guided clear of trouble by his parents, and demonstrating from an early age a natural sporting ability, Michael′s talent as a footballer was spotted in 1994 and his long and successful association with the Sydney Swans began.

By 2009, Michael had broken the Swans′ games record. He had kicked more goals for the club than anyone except the legendary Bob Pratt. He played more finals for the Swans than any other, and became one of just three Indigenous players in the history of the sport to reach 300 games.

 

September 7, 2012 Posted by | Biographies, Boys' read, Good Sports | , | Leave a comment