By Billy McGill,Eric Brach
Growing up at the hardscrabble streets of l. a. within the overdue Nineteen Fifties, Billy McGill stood out. At 11 he used to be dunking. At fifteen he used to be enjoying in pickup video games opposed to invoice Russell and Wilt Chamberlain—and maintaining his personal, partly simply because he invented the leap hook shot, which nobody may shield. How he went from university phenom, good on his approach to changing into the best participant l. a. ever produced, to napping 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 college of Utah and the top scoring tremendous guy in NCAA historical past, McGill was once the 1st choose of the 1962 NBA draft. however the harm that might undo him—a knee harm in his junior 12 months of excessive school—had already happened, and it's going to aggravate yr after 12 months till his occupation pale 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 sluggish restoration of a existence he had by no means ready for. A cautionary story, written with a candor and authenticity hardly ever visible in seasoned athletes, his ebook is usually the magnificent 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