"Chris has written a touching story of a father and his son playing, coaching, and falling in love with the greatest game on earth. It is both captivating and filled with great anecdotes from a guy who truly knows and loves the game."
“Unsuspecting readers might think they’ve simply picked up a primer on the joys and pitfalls of coaching middle school basketball. But Chris Meyer’s meticulously crafted work intertwines his deep love of family with an expansive knowledge of basketball, especially the nuanced ways in which the game can foster teamwork and reveal the true character of those who are caught up in its orbit. Of particular interest is the author’s endearing description of what it’s like to call “next” as a newcomer in a seemingly hostile gym, which reads like a youthful but not necessarily naïve hostage negotiator rescuing a long-lost family heirloom from a grumpy pawnbroker.”
"Touching, uplifting, inspirational and a heck of a lot of fun."
“Chris Meyer has penned a family basketball odyssey--a journey from the hardwood court to the heart of a father/son relationship. His deftly balanced prose has the feel of a basketball resting comfortably on your fingertips.”