Basketball in Long Beach

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Long Beach has produced some of California's best teams and players, from the NCAA success of Long Beach State to the CIF dominance of Long Beach Poly. Starting with the early hoop dreams of the 1900s, lace up your kicks, step in the gym and prepare for an unforgettable lesson in California basketball history. Explore the city's most celebrated athletes and teams, including local pioneers of women's basketball, who found an early home on the city's hardcourts. Complete with exclusive photos and interviews, authors Mike Guardabascio and Chris Trevino give a play-by-play of the sport's illustrious past in the city of Long Beach.
ISBN: 9781609499754
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Sports
Images: 70
Pages: 176
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Long Beach native Mike Guardabascio has been writing professionally for twelve years and has published in over two dozen magazines and newspapers. For the last seven years, he's been a sportswriter covering high school and college sports in Long Beach as the co-editor of the Grunion Gazette sports section, and the co-prep sports editor of the Press-Telegram. He is the author of Football in Long Beach. Chris Trevino was born and raised in Laurel, Maryland. He is 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park. Chris has been writing about sports for five years, having been published in the Baltimore Sun and Washington Post. On a fall morning in 2013, Chris packed up his Jeep and drove across the country (in three days) to join the Long Beach Press-Telegram as a sportswriter.
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