“Whether you played the game or in the book or not, this is without a doubt a great book to have on your shelf. Can’t wait to read Volume 2. The book generated all kinds of conversations with  friends and former players.”

Kenneth Williams –  Former standout at S.O.C. and North Texas State University, led the nation in rebounding while at North Texas.

 “This is the best book I have ever read on the history of Texas basketball. Mark has done a great job putting this book together.”

Charles McMillian – Former South Oak Cliff great from the 1974 State Finalist team.

“Mark McKee’s books on the History of High School Basketball are a must read for anyone who enjoys the sport from any era.  Not only will you want to revisit the games of the past that you witnessed but you will use each volume as a reference for discussions in the future.  His attention to detail is amazing and I felt I was in a time machine as I relived the games I had seen or experienced those I had missed.”

Rick Sherley – Executive Director of TABC and a spectator at 56 State Tournaments since 1956.

This book is genius. I loved reading about the great players and teams I had followed through the years as well as the legendary players and teams I had only heard about. I have read hundreds of basketball books and this is one of the top three I have read.”

Charles Freet- Former Basketball Coach at Lake Travis, Carrollton Newman Smith and Flower Mound High. Charles coached many outstanding high school talents, Glendon Alexander, Bracey Wright and Deron Williams. Charles has over 350 career victories. He is presently coaching club basketball in Flower Mound.

“Being able to re-live the great moments of Texas HS basketball is priceless!  Starting with the playoffs and ending at the State Tournament in Austin, Mark’s detailed  presentation of teams and players is a must read for those who love high school basketball.”

Rick Penny- Former Richardson High School standout player and Basketball Coach at Stamford, Klein Oak, Waco Midway, Cypress-Fairbanks and Brady. Presently one of the top shooting experts in the country. Learn more at

“A great recollection of each year in all classicfications. The swish of the net, the roar of the crowd, Mark McKee does an outstanding job of recapturing the games, teams and players who have paved the way to today’s high school game.”

Mike  Kunstadt- Former Basketball Coach at Corpus Christi Carroll and Irving High School. Presently runs Texas Hoops, one of the top college recruiting sites in the country. Mike is a member  of the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame.

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