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Once There Were Giants: How Tiny Hebron Won the Illinois State Basketball Championship and the Hearts of Fans Forever Scott Johnson

Once There Were Giants: How Tiny Hebron Won the Illinois State Basketball Championship and the Hearts of Fans Forever

Scott Johnson

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ISBN : 9780960116652
Paperback
247 pages
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Everyone loves a story about a little guy overcoming the odds and winning it big. Maybe thats why Hebron High Schools rise to the state championship in 1952 struck a chord with so many fans across the state and the nation.But no victory comesMoreEveryone loves a story about a little guy overcoming the odds and winning it big. Maybe thats why Hebron High Schools rise to the state championship in 1952 struck a chord with so many fans across the state and the nation.But no victory comes without sacrifice, without hard work, without a little drama. The Hebron story mixes talented twins, spurred on by a pro-athlete older brother- a reed-thin, 6-10 1/2 center, coming late to basketball but getting better with every game- two hot-handed outside shooters overcoming challenges of their own- and a Little Napoleon of a coach, utterly focused on putting together just the right ingredients to win a state championship and more importantly, to best his mentor.Desire, devotion, dedication -- it all came together for the Green Giants in 1952. They did what it took. They won it all.