The HIGH-erarchy

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About the author:
Patrick Hayes is a Flint, Michigan,-based freelance journalist who has covered news, sports and features in his career.

He has covered the Detroit Pistons, first for, and currently for ESPN's TrueHoop Network blog PistonPowered, since 2008.

Hayes is a former sports reporter and editor for the Flint Journal, a mid-sized daily news operation, and a former local news reporter and editor for View Newspapers, a chain of weekly community newspapers in Mid-Michigan. He's covered inner-city high school basketball in one of the top talent-producing regions in the country in Flint, and he's a former beat writer for the Mott Community College basketball team, one of the top JUCO teams in the country. Currently, he is the Director of Publications in the communications office at a Flint university.

His work has been published by ESPN, Good Men Project, SLAM, The Flint Journal, Saginaw News, Bay City Times, Johnson City Press, Grand Blanc View, Burton View, Lapeer Area View, Swartz Creek View, the Oakland Post, The Only Colors, Great Lakes Hoops, Technorati, MLive and Michigan Preps/Rivals.

He has a BA in general studies with minors in history and political science from Oakland University and a master's degree in journalism from Michigan State University.

The HIGH-erarchy

Ranking the top 30 NBA talent producing high schools in history

Authored by Patrick Hayes

In 'The HIGH-erarchy: Ranking the top 30 NBA talent producing high schools in history,' Patrick Hayes attempts to come up with a system that rates which 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 attempts to give a brief snapshot of the conditions that have led these schools to become such basketball powerhouses.

Publication Date:
1463792352 / 9781463792350
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Sports & Recreation / Basketball / General

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