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Five-star : celebrating 25 years of history, legends, and instruction from the nation's premier basketball camp
Ryan, Michael, 1951 January 15-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Masters Press, [1990]

Physical Description:
xv, 303 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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GV885.72.P4 R93 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A celebration of 25 years of the coaches and players who have made Five-Star America's foremost basketball camp and proving grounds.

Author Notes

Michael Ryan received his Masters of Engineering Science and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of New South Wales.

Mr. Ryan is a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Australia.

050 Michael Ryan is the author of three poetry collections, including "In Winter" & "God Hunger," & of the memoir "Secret Life." His work has been honored by the Lenore Marshall Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, the Yales Series of Younger Poets Award, & a Guggenheim Fellowship, among others. Ryan is a professor of English & creative writing at the University of California, Irvine.

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Library Journal Review

This book chronicles the story of the Five Star Basketball Camp, the most noted U.S. basketball teaching camp. For over 25 years athletes and coaches like Michael Jordan, Moses Malone, and Bobby Knight have gathered at Five Star camps in Virginia and Pennsylvania to learn and share their basketball knowledge. Through a wealth of anecdotes and testimonials from camp participants, the author provides an inside look at the activities and people shaping the camp. Although well written, the book is limited in appeal to basketball enthusiasts, though they are a growing contingent due to professional basketball's increasing popularity. Recommend for libraries with strong basketball collections. --Ron Chepesiuk, Winthrop Coll., Rock Hill, S.C. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.