Thursday, March 27, 2014

Just in Time for March Madness: Foul Trouble by John Feinstein

If you're someone who knows just as many team stats as state capitals and has espn as the homepage on your smart phone, then you and Pat are on the same page. She's got the perfect book for handling your March Madness:

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein

Your brackets are filled out. The games are on.  But what about after the initial basketball binge the first weekend of the tournament?  Why not check out a great basketball book between games?

Terrell Jamerson is the number one high school basketball recruit in the country.  His team is heading to the state finals, college coaches are clamoring in droves to sign him, reporters are trying to get to him, sneaker guys, sleazy "friends," agents--it seems everyone wants a piece of the action.

Terrell is a pretty level-headed guy and his best  friend and point guard, Danny Wilcox, helps keep him that way.  So does his coach, who happens to be Danny's dad.  But the temptations are mounting daily.  These are seriously tough choices for a 17-year-old, even a straight up guy like Terrell. You'll be turning the pages like crazy to find out where he decides to play college ball.

Feinstein loads the book with plenty of great basketball action, including lots of names you'll recognize, and a story filled with intrigue and suspense.  He also paints a dark picture of those who exploit young athletes for their own gain. As much fun as the NCAA basketball tournament is, Foul Trouble is a cautionary and eye-opening tale about the corruption and money that fuels much of high level sports.

More to read

March Madness

The Olympics Unshelved: Basketball

You Oughta Be in Pictures: Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, College Hoops




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