Are You A Ball Hog Or A Scorer??

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: March 4, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Studies show that many teenage males are reluctant readers because of the lack of interesting and relevant literature.

After studying the reading habits of teenage boys, award winning author and researcher Jeffrey Wilhelm, Ph.D., stated, “In addition to introducing students to classic literature, there should also be an introduction to the types of literature that appeal to adolescents.”

The new book, Everyone Hates a Ball Hog but They All Love a Scorer: The Complete Guide to Scoring Points On and Off the Basketball Court is geared toward helping young basketball players reach their potential through 16 inspirational and insightful lessons that reinforce the fundamentals and theories of the game.

“The male teenage market has been overlooked for some time now,” says the author, Coach Godwin. “I was a smart kid who read every Slam basketball magazine cover to cover, but I didn’t read books because none of them related to my interests as a student-athlete.”

A teacher and high school basketball coach, Godwin admits that his book was required reading for his student-athletes during the winter break. “The parents were impressed. One mother had never seen her son finish reading an entire book and she thanked me for writing something relevant for young student-athletes.”

By backing each lesson with a personal experience, Coach Godwin understands that kids today want to read the theory of basketball and learn how it applies to them. The book shows student-athletes how to excel both on and off of the basketball court.

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