Maximum Performance Basketball: In-Season Workout Book for Players 7th Grade-12th Grade
James E. Brown
James E. Brown Publishers (2007)
ISBN 9780980119909
Reviewed by Mazuba Shunamon-S. (age 14) for Reader Views (4/08)

“Maximum Performance Basketball: In-Season Workout Book for Players 7th Grade-12th Grade,” by James E. Brown, is a book for any basketball player that wants to improve their skills. The author is a former pro-European basketball player, and he has coached a number of teams throughout the U.S.A. and Europe. This book helps with passing, dribbling, shooting, post moves, and even helps with time management. There are clear illustrations and numbered steps on how to execute each move perfectly, and good pictures showing how to do the drills. It also has a really good exercise workout schedule on a weekly calendar.

This book is an in-season workout book so it’s better to have it with you on the court than for a quiet-time read. I would bring this book along with me to my practices, so I could read the drills then perform them. You should bring it every time you practice. It is easy to understand and even though it’s simple, it still gives you a great workout.

I would recommend this book to any student athlete because it doesn’t just help to improve your skills; it shows you how to manage your time, and balance homework and basketball evenly. You will find individual moves, workout schedules, and a list of students that excelled beyond the rest and reached their ultimate goals of getting scholarships, and even making it to the N.B.A. I liked this book and will use it myself, and I recommend Maximum Performance Basketball: In-Season Workout Book for Players 7th Grade-12th Grade” to any aspiring basketball player.

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