Boys Among Men

Boys Among Men

How the Prep-to-pro Generation Redefined the NBA and Sparked A Basketball Revolution

Book - 2015
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Explores the trend of teenage basketball stars skipping college and making the transition to playing professionally, resulting in the 2005 age limit instituted by the NBA, mandating that all players must attend college or another developmental program for at least a year.
Publisher: New York : Crown Archetype, [2015]
New York : Crown Archetype, c2015.
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780804139250
Characteristics: 336 pages ; 23 cm.


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Aug 17, 2017

Great book for any NBA fan. Provides insight into the players that succeeded and failed in making the leap from high school to the NBA. Also provides commentary on how the current system is flawed and various opinions on how to fix it.


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Jun 14, 2016

Abrams details the paths of several high school to NBA players, both the successes and the failures. He goes in depth into the history of players going prep to pro, and examines the impact that it had on the NBA, both in regards to the on-court product and the rules set out by the NBA.


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