In ‘The HIGH-erarchy: Ranking the top 30 NBA talent producing high schools in history,’ Patrick Hayes ranks which high schools stand out above the others when it comes to sending impactful players to the NBA ranks. With a yearly influx of talent as well as a growing number of new basketball hotspots around the country, its likely that the top 30 won’t remain static for long, but this book gives a brief snapshot of the conditions that have led these schools to become such basketball powerhouses. Three Michigan schools — Detroit Pershing, Flint Northwestern and Lansing Everett — made the list. Buy the book on Amazon.

Every sports fan develops a personal relationship with their team through a unique set of experiences. The Detroit Pistons have played a key part in my life. Piston Devotion: The ups and downs of a long-term relationship with the most underappreciated franchise in sports is a series of essays looks at some key moments in the team’s modern history and how they molded me into a lifelong fan. Buy the book on Amazon.



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