Meet the Man who Created Basketball's Jump Hook Shot: Billy "the Hill" McGill

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Meet the Man who Created Basketball's Jump Hook Shot: Billy "the Hill" McGill

Time: November 14, 2013 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Street: 1000 E. Victoria St.
City/Town: Carson
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Event Type: book, signing
Organized By: CSUDominguezHills/Amy
Latest Activity: Nov 13, 2013

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Billy McGill may well be “the greatest NBA (National Basketball Association) player you’ve never heard of.” But with the help of Eric Brach, a lecturer of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, his story is being brought to light.

The two have paired to co-author “Billy ‘the Hill’ and the Jump Hook: The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend” (University of Nebraska Press, November 2013), which recounts the against-the-odds rise and precipitous fall of McGill, who is the only No. 1 NBA draft pick ever to come out of Los Angeles and the inventor of one of basketball’s staple moves—the jump hook shot.

The University Library will present a book signing and discussion with Brach and McGill on Thursday, Nov. 14at noon, in the University Library Multicultural Art Center, Rm 1940, ground floor of the University Library South Wing.

“It's an inspiring story about basketball and growing up in L.A.” Brach said of the book. “It's also a story about the dangers of neglecting academics even while pursuing athletic dreams.”

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