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The Resource Black men can't shoot, Scott N. Brooks

Black men can't shoot, Scott N. Brooks

Label
Black men can't shoot
Title
Black men can't shoot
Statement of responsibility
Scott N. Brooks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The myth of the natural black athlete is widespread, though it's usually only talked about when a sports commentator or celebrity embarrasses himself by bringing it up in public. Those gaffes are swiftly decried as racist, but apart from their link to the long history of ugly racial stereotypes about black people - especially men - they are also harmful because they obscure very real, hard-fought accomplishments. As Black Men Can't Shoot demonstrates, such successes on the basketball court don't just happen because of natural gifts - instead, they grow out of the long, tough, and unpredictable process of becoming a known player." "Scott N. Brooks spent four years coaching summer league basketball in Philadelphia. And what he saw, heard, and felt working with the young black men on his team tells us much about how some kids are able to make the extraordinary journey from the ghetto to the NCAA. To show how good players make the transition to greatness, Brooks tells the story of two young men, Jermaine and Ray, following them through their high school years and chronicling their breakthroughs and frustrations on the court as well as their troubles at home. We witness them negotiating the pitfalls of forging a career and a path out of poverty, we see their triumphs and setbacks, and we hear from the network of people - their families, the neighborhood elders, and Coach Brooks himself - invested in their fates." "Black Men Can't Shoot has all the hallmarks of a classic sports book, with a climactic championship game and a suspenseful ending as we wait to find out if Jermaine and Ray will be recruited. Brooks's moving coming-of-age story counters the belief that basketball only exploits kids and lures them into following empty dreams - and shows us that by playing ball, some of these young black men have already begun their education even before they get to college."--Bk. jkt
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Scott
Dewey number
796.32309748/11
Index
index present
LC call number
GV885.73.P55
LC item number
B76 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Basketball
  • African American basketball players
Label
Black men can't shoot, Scott N. Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jermaine and Ray -- Becoming a basketball player -- Getting known through networks and exposure -- Playing school ball -- Old heads and young bulls -- A Saturday morning at Espy -- The heart of the playground -- Chuck breaks them down -- Gotta want it "like that" -- Playing uptown -- Some fall off -- Bringing 'em back and putting it all together -- The chip -- The glow but reality of success -- Ray vs. Green -- Playing everywhere -- Can't look poor -- Implosion -- Moving north -- Learning other stuff -- A star is born; another is still waiting -- Politics and "pub(licity)" -- Getting in (school) and getting out (of the hood) -- Being used
Control code
262429834
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780226076034
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)262429834
Label
Black men can't shoot, Scott N. Brooks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jermaine and Ray -- Becoming a basketball player -- Getting known through networks and exposure -- Playing school ball -- Old heads and young bulls -- A Saturday morning at Espy -- The heart of the playground -- Chuck breaks them down -- Gotta want it "like that" -- Playing uptown -- Some fall off -- Bringing 'em back and putting it all together -- The chip -- The glow but reality of success -- Ray vs. Green -- Playing everywhere -- Can't look poor -- Implosion -- Moving north -- Learning other stuff -- A star is born; another is still waiting -- Politics and "pub(licity)" -- Getting in (school) and getting out (of the hood) -- Being used
Control code
262429834
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780226076034
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008045158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)262429834

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