Hoop Genius (Library Binding)

How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball

By John Coy, Joe Morse (Illustrator)

Carolrhoda Books (R), 9780761366171, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2013

List Price: 17.99*
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Taking over a rowdy gym class right before winter vacation is not something James Naismith wants to do at all. The last two teachers of this class quit in frustration. The students--a bunch of energetic young men--are bored with all the regular games and activities. Naismith needs something new, exciting, and fast to keep the class happy--or someone's going to get hurt. Saving this class is going to take a genius. Discover the true story of how Naismith invented basketball in 1891 at a school in Springfield, Massachusetts.