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Author McGill, Billy.

Title Billy "the Hill" and the Jump Hook : the Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend
Published Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (328 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Prologue; 1. The Beginning; 2. Welcome to LA; 3. Introduction to the Game; 4. The First Day of the Rest of My Life; 5. Things Come Together; Things Fall Apart; 6. The Hill; 7. The Shot; 8. The Other Shot; 9. Road to Recovery; 10. Road to Recovery 2; 11. Victory; 12. Good-bye, LA; 13. "No Coloreds"; 14. Passing; 15. The Needle; 16. Sophomore Year; 17. Ohio State; 18. Tragedy in Triplicate; 19. Girls; 20. Junior Year; 21. One Last Summer; 22. Senior Year; 23. A Bad Bounce; 24. Last Hurrah at Utah; 25. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Kid
26. Training Camp27. Exhibition; 28. The Season Begins; 29. Good-bye, Zephyrs; 30. The Knicks; 31. The Heights; 32. Thank You; Please Leave; 33. All Good Things; 34. Can You Come Home Again?; 35. In and Out; 36. A Glimmer of Hope; 37. Second Verse, Ain't Like the First; 38. The Last Waltz; 39. The Fall; 40. Bye-bye, Caddy, Bye-bye; 41. Central Booking; 42. Don't Call It a Comeback; 43. You Can't Go Home Again; 44. You Really Can't Go Home Again; 45. To the Edge of the World . . .; 46. ... and Back; 47. So Much for a Hero's Welcome; 48. Dear Dad; Epilogue; Where Are They Now?
Summary Growing up on the hardscrabble streets of LA in the late 1950s, Billy McGill stood out. At eleven he was dunking. At fifteen he was playing in pickup games against Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain-and holding his own, in part because he invented the jump hook shot, which no one could defend. How he went from college phenom, well on his way to becoming the greatest player Los Angeles ever produced, to sleeping in abandoned houses and washing up in a Laundromat sink is the story Billy "the Hill" McGill recounts here. The first African American to play basketball for the University of
Notes Print version record
Subject McGill, Billy.
Basketball players -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Brach, Eric.
ISBN 0803249535 (electronic bk)
9780803249530 (electronic bk)