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Being the next Larry Bird wasn’t supposed to look like this

 

What do you do when your greatest asset is also your greatest enemy?

 

Did I play the game because I loved it … or because I needed it?

 

 

The Blue Team

Shooting a basketball is a beautiful thing.  With his flawless stroke, Thomas Conner has perfected the art of the jump shot.  But trying to prove he can play like his hero, the great Larry Bird, leads to disaster for Thomas.

With the season and his career hanging in the balance, Thomas must identify and conquer his greatest enemy.  If he can, he and his George Washington University teammates might just become the next NCAA Cinderella story.

Who is an athlete’s greatest adversary?  The guy trying to block your shot?  The teammate who won’t pass the ball?  The coach who won’t play you enough?  Someone else?  And without knowing the answer is it even possible to achieve the peace of mind that legendary coach John Wooden says comes with success?

The Blue Team is about more than just basketball.  It is a story about fathers and sons, finding our true identity, falling in love, and the redemptive power of Christ.

Just finished The Blue Team – it was tremendous! I can’t tell you the last time I enjoyed a book so much.  Wow, what an anointed book, Peter!!!

Ed Schilling

Assistant basketball coach, UCLA

I laughed, I cried, and cheered as the story behind the story unfolded.  The book spoke to my heart and most of all it spoke to my soul.  When it ended, I wanted more. Mike Jarvis

Author, speaker and former head coach , George Washington and St. John’s

Peter Young

Peter Young

Author

Peter Young fell in love with basketball at an early age and still loves shooting hoops. Currently he broadcasts sports on TV and the internet. You can find more of his work at www.PeterbYoung.com. The Blue Team is his first novel. He lives in Montana with his wife and children.