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Billy "the Hill" and the jump hook : the autobiography of a forgotten basketball legend

Author: Billy McGill; Eric Brach
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The story of Billy "the Hill" McGill, who set the still-unbroken collegiate scoring record for big men with an outstanding 38.8 points per game and then faded away into oblivion, underpaid, nearly forgotten, and barely able to survive"--
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Billy McGill
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy McGill; Eric Brach
ISBN: 9780803246874 0803246870
OCLC Number: 839395882
Description: xi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginning --
Welcome to LA --
Introduction to the game --
The first day of the rest of my life --
Things come together; things fall apart --
The hill --
The shot --
The other shot --
Road to recovery --
Road to recovery 2 --
Victory --
Good-bye LA --
"No coloreds" --
Passing --
The needle --
Sophomore year --
Ohio State --
Tragedy in triplicate --
Girls --
Junior year --
One last summer --
Senior year --
A bad bounce --
Last hurrah at Utah --
Welcome to the big leagues, kid --
Training camp --
Exhibition --
The season begins --
Good-bye, Zephyrs --
The Knicks --
The Heights --
Thank you; please leave --
All good things --
Can you come home again? --
In and out --
A glimmer of hope --
Second verse, ain't like the first --
The last waltz --
The fall --
By-bye, Caddy, by-bye --
Central booking --
Don't call it a comeback --
You can't go home again --
To the edge of the world ... --
... And back --
So much for a hero's welcome --
Dear dad.
Responsibility: Billy McGill and Eric Brach.

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