Swish: The Quest for Basketball's Perfect Shot (Exceptional by Mark Stewart

By Mark Stewart

From three-pointers to slam dunks, graceful: the hunt for Basketball's excellent Shot is going past the list books and explores all points of creating a basket. This booklet positive aspects impressive pictures, participant profiles, and a whole lot trivialities. Authors Mark Stewart and Mike Kennedy disguise basketball from the past due 1800s to trendy occasions, showcasing best female and male avid gamers either on the collage point and within the professionals.

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Scoring 100 points is a remarkable feat at any level— not just in college and the pros. Lisa Leslie and Cheryl Cheryl Miller drives to the hoop during her days as a college star for the Miller did it while playing in high school. No one was University of Southern California. surprised when they became two of the greatest players in the history of women’s basketball. NBA stars Dajuan Wagner and Drazen Petrovic also scored 100 points. Wagner did it in high school. Petrovic did it while playing for 56 Swish a professional team in Zagreb, Yugoslavia.

Paxson’s father and brother (Jim Sr. ) also played in the NBA. 1991 Fleer John Paxson card Horace Grant Grant was one of the NBA’s best defensive players. He was also a good rebounder and scorer. Grant has a twin brother Harvey who also played in the NBA. 1992 Topps Archives Horace Grant card 29 Tech Gets Caught in Charlotte’s Web APRIL 3, 1994 • RICHMOND, VIRGINIA W hen less than one second remains in a game, a player must catch the ball and shoot it in one lightning-fast motion. Sylvia Hatchell, coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, made sure her players knew this.

One of the best ever at this skill was Cynthia Cooper. She exploded toward the basket for layups or passes to open teammates, but she always played under control. Cooper led her college team to the NCAA Championship in 1983 and 1984 and helped Team USA win a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics. She joined the WNBA at the age of thirty-four and was named MVP in the league’s first two seasons. Cooper’s drives helped the Houston Comets win the league championship four years in a row. SLAM DUNK Of all the shots in basketball, the slam dunk is the closest to a sure thing.

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