Billy the Hill and the Jump Hook: The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend

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Title: Billy "The Hill" and the Jump Hook( The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend) <>Binding: Hardcover <>Author: BillyMcGill <>Publisher: UniversityofNebraskaPress

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"Billy McGill's discipline, creativity, and ingenuity changed basketball--the way we played it, watched it and most importantly, the way we thought about it. Are you bold, smart, and open minded enough to let his remarkable life's story change you now--for the better?"--Bill Walton, retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster--Bill Walton (03/05/2013)

""Billy "the Hill" and the Jump Hook" succeeds because it offers an insight into big-time college and professional basketball in the late-50s and early-60s and the exploitation that some players suffered."--Dennis Gildea, "ARETE"--Dennis Gildea "ARETE "

Billy McGill s discipline, creativity, and ingenuity changed basketball the way we played it, watched it and most importantly, the way we thought about it. Are you bold, smart, and open minded enough to let his remarkable life s story change you now for the better? Bill Walton, retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster--Bill Walton (03/05/2013)"

""Billy the Hill and the Jump Hook" succeeds because it offers an insight into big-time college and professional basketball in the late-50s and early-60s and the exploitation that some players suffered." Dennis Gildea, "ARETE"--Dennis Gildea "ARETE ""

Billy McGill s discipline, creativity, and ingenuity changed basketball the way we played it, watched it and most importantly, the way we thought about it. Are you bold, smart, and open minded enough to let his remarkable life s story change you now for the better? Bill Walton, retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster--Bill Walton (03/05/2013)"

"Billy the Hill and the Jump Hook succeeds because it offers an insight into big-time college and professional basketball in the late-50s and early-60s and the exploitation that some players suffered." Dennis Gildea, ARETE--Dennis Gildea "ARETE ""

"Billy McGill's discipline, creativity, and ingenuity changed basketball--the way we played it, watched it and most importantly, the way we thought about it. Are you bold, smart, and open minded enough to let his remarkable life's story change you now--for the better?"--Bill Walton, retired professional basketball player and television sportscaster--Bill Walton (03/05/2013)

"A solid choice for collections where interest in NBA history is high."--Wes Lukowsky, Booklist--Wes Lukowsky"Booklist" (09/20/2013)

"This book will remind basketball fans of one of the greatest players in college hoops history. Next time you see a big man jump off two feet and loft a one-handed shot from behind his head, think of The Hill."--Geoff Griffin, City Weekly--Geoff Griffin"City Weekly" (02/10/2014)

"Billy "the Hill" and the Jump Hook succeeds because it offers an insight into big-time college and professional basketball in the late-50s and early-60s and the exploitation that some players suffered."--Dennis Gildea, ARETE--Dennis Gildea "ARETE "

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A member of both the Utah and the Los Angeles Sports Halls of Fame, BILLY MCGILL (1939–2014) was a three-time All-American basketball player, one of only seven players in NCAA history to tally over 2,300 points and 1,100 rebounds in just three years of play. He retired from Hughes Aircraft, where he worked for many years and lived in Los Angeles. ERIC BRACH is a lecturer in English at California Lutheran University.

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