Play their hearts out: a coach, his star recruit, and the youth basketball machine

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"Eight years of unfettered access, a keen sense of a story's deepest truths, and a genuine compassion for his subject allow Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America's basketball stars. oop dreams aren't just for players. The fever that grips college basketball prospects hoping to strike big-time NBA gold afflicts coaches, parents, and sneaker executives as well. Every one of them has a stake in keeping America's wildly dysfunctional, incredibly lucrative youth basketball machine up and running no matter the consequences. In Play Their Hearts Out, George Dohrmann offers an up-close and unforgettable look inside the maw of that machine. He shares what he learned from his years spent embedded with a group of talented young recruits from Southern California as they traveled the country playing in elite Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) events. It's a cutthroat world where boys as young as eight or nine are subjected to a dizzying torrent of scrutiny and exploitation. Coaches vie to have them on their teams. Sneaker companies ply them with free shoes and gear. All-star camps are glorified cattle auctions, providing make
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subject_facet Basketball -- United States, Basketball coaches -- United States, Basketball players -- Recruiting -- United States, Basketball players -- United States, Keller, Joe, Walker, Demetrius, Youth league basketball -- United States
title_display Play their hearts out : a coach, his star recruit, and the youth basketball machine
title_full Play their hearts out : a coach, his star recruit, and the youth basketball machine / George Dohrmann, Play their hearts out : a coach, his star recruit, and the youth basketball machine [electronic resource] / George Dohrmann
title_short Play their hearts out :
title_sub a coach, his star recruit, and the youth basketball machine
topic_facet Basketball, Basketball coaches, Basketball players, Keller, Joe, Recruiting, Walker, Demetrius, Youth league basketball