by Luther Jones, Jr.
“The values the game of basketball can teach you and the integrity you can develop from this game will remain with you forever.” Thus says author Luther Jones Jr. in the introduction to Thinking Basketball, a well-crafted manual that describes both how basketball is played and how its methods have changed over the years. Using examples from personal experience and observations regarding current players, Jones goes in depth into such moves as dribbling, shooting, passing, and rebounding, pointing out the dos and don’ts that win games.
The second half of the book features illustrations depicting exercises and complex moves to improve the player’s endurance, speed, and strategy. With this step-by–step guide, learn the joys of playing basketball by perfecting the basics and gaining a confidence that will improve your game.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Luther Jones Jr. now lives in New York with his wife, Joan. They have two children, Luther and Cleodora. When asked what inspired him to write this book, Jones replied, “My years in playing, teaching, and coaching along with the high skills I developed when I played.”
(2008, paperback, 86 pages)