Friday, January 12, 2007

USA Today columnist hails "Maravich"

USA Today columnist hails "Maravich" USA Today columnist David DuPree has hailed "Maravich" as one of the best sports books of 2006.

In his Jan. 3, 2006 web column, DuPree recommended the 432-page biography to his readers, calling it one of the best sports books released in the past year.

The book, authored by Wayne Federman and Marshall Terrill, is considered by many sportswriters across the country as the definitive biography of "Pistol" Pete Maravich.

In addition to countless hours spent with Maravich's widow Jackie and her sons, Jaeson and Joshua, the authors also interviewed more than 300 teammates, opponents, journalists, coaches, detractors, fans and extended family to bring back the vivid life story of a transcendent athlete who thrilled millions.

The mop-topped, floppy-socked prodigy was a legend at LSU, averaging a staggering 44.2 points per game - the highest in NCAA history.

Then a brilliant career with the Hawks, Jazz and Celtics led to enshrinement in the Hall of Fame and selection as one of the top 50 players in NBA history.

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