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The Last Amateurs by John Feinstein
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Feb 22, 2012

it was amazing

Wow. I loved this book. When I was younger, like 10 years old, I remember I wanted to be a star at college hoops, like Emeka Okafor or Luol Deng. Now though, after reading this book, I just think that those guys are kinda, well, pathetic. Both left school as a freshman and obviously neither got degrees. Not only did I love how Mr. Feinstein chronicled the season, I enjoyed the personal storylines (Chris Spitler, Sitapha Savane, Stefan Ciosici). As a Crusaders fan, I must say that I had wished that the book took place the following year, when we took home the league title, but all in all it was FANTASTIC. Everyone should read this. Sure, the Ivy League probably is a bit smarter, has better athletics, and more fame, but this story is about a league struggling to stay on their feet.
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