"Arguably America's leading writer of fiction and nonfiction on the subject of basketball, CHARLEY ROSEN was a three-time MVP and holder of several scoring and rebounding records as a starter on the Hunter College team and, later, a storied Continental Basketball Association coach. Rosen led the league in technical fouls in each of his six seasons as a head coach in the CBA. Rosen holds a Master's in Medieval Literature from Hofstra. His many novels include The House of Moses All-Stars, a New York Times Notable Book, and Barney Polan's Game, both from Seven Stories; his many nonfiction books include The Wizard of Odds- How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball and The Scandals of '51- How the Gamblers Almost Killed College Basketball, both from Seven Stories. An analyst for hoopshype.com, Rosen is the New York Times bestselling co-author, with Phil Jackson, of More Than a Game from Seven Stories. He lives with his wife, Daia Gerson, in Accord, in upstate New York."
"As well as he knows basketball, [Sammy Wong] knows the human heart equally well. Sammy is a young man born into one culture, with its beliefs, prejudices, and customs, trying to make his way in an entirely different world. That's a significant burden, borne by many American immigrants. Sammy is just one fictional example who happens to play basketball, and he is a memorable character in a memorable novel." --Wes Lukowsky, Booklist