By Billy McGill,Eric Brach
Growing up at the hardscrabble streets of los angeles within the past due Fifties, Billy McGill stood out. At 11 he was once dunking. At fifteen he was once enjoying in pickup video games opposed to invoice Russell and Wilt Chamberlain—and preserving his personal, partially simply because he invented the bounce hook shot, which nobody may perhaps safeguard. How he went from collage phenom, good on his method to changing into the best participant la ever produced, to dozing in deserted homes and washing up in a Laundromat sink is the tale Billy “the Hill” McGill recounts here.
The first African American to play basketball for the collage of Utah and the top scoring sizeable guy in NCAA heritage, McGill was once the 1st choose of the 1962 NBA draft. however the harm that may undo him—a knee damage in his junior yr of excessive school—had already happened, and it's going to aggravate 12 months after 12 months until eventually his profession light away. From collage famous person (whose scoring checklist remains to be unbroken) to distressed participant, bouncing round the NBA and the ABA, McGill takes us from the heights to his precipitous fall—and the gradual restoration of a existence he had by no means ready for. A cautionary story, written with a candor and authenticity hardly obvious in seasoned athletes, his publication can be the amazing tale of 1 of the best unknown basketball avid gamers of all time.
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Billy "the Hill" and the Jump Hook: The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend by Billy McGill,Eric Brach