Outside Shooter: A Memoir
Philip Raisor was on the losing side in two of the most storied basketball games ever played. He started at guard for the Muncie Central Bearcats, who fell in the 1954 Indiana state final to tiny Milan, the David-over-Goliath event that inspired the movie Hoosiers. On a basketball scholarship to the University of Kansas, he watched his Wilt Chamberlain–led Jayhawks lose the 1957 NCAA championship in triple overtime to North Carolina. In Outside Shooter, Raisor recounts the hard knocks and hard-won triumphs of a basketball odyssey across 1950s America, from Indiana to Kansas to Louisiana, and from adolescence to adulthood... [from Amazon.com]
University of Missouri Press
Autobiography, Biography, Basketball, Basketball players, Sports
Creative Writing | Nonfiction
Raisor, Philip, "Outside Shooter: A Memoir" (2003). English Faculty Bookshelf. 29.