The Biggest Mistake I Never Made


(How an Indiana boy gave up basketball to become a world-class volleyball player)

 
Written by: Lloy Ball as told to Blake Sebring
Published by: AuthorHouse Publishing Company
Date published: 01/29/2012
ISBN: 978-1-46705-272-6
Available in Ebook
 
 
The Biggest Mistake I Never Made by Authorhouse Publishing
Overview:
When he was a high school senior, Lloy Ball disappointed most people in his small Northeast Indiana community by turning down a chance to play basketball for Bobby Knight at Indiana University. Intead, Ball chose to play volleyball for his father at Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne. Though many people still tell him they thought he made a mistake by not going to IU, Ball won a gold medal in his fourth Olympics at age 36 in 2008. This is the story of how he got there, the places he has seen and the people he has met along the way.In an era when most athletes would not express an opinion of the greater world around them under threat of torture, Lloy Ball is refreshing. Lloy has never been shy about telling what he’s thinking, and maybe more importantly for my work, what he is feeling after exhilarating wins and crushing losses.He’s also a very good athlete. In 2008 he became the first American male to compete in four Olympic games in one of the major team sports. He has played more than 400 matches for the United States national men’s team, a record, and no one has been the U.S. captain longer than his 10 years. He has become the first American to win championships in the three major European professional leagues, and was also named the most valuable player of the European Champions league, essentially the best league in the world. To follow that up he was named MVP of the 2008 World League before leading the U.S. to the Olympic gold medal in Beijing. He is recognized almost everywhere – except in his home country.
 
 
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