Press Release

Aug 15, 2022

Recent release “STARTING FIVE: Basketball’s Best…Both Real and Imagined” from Covenant Books author Craig Messmer is a historical look at professional basketball discussing memorable players of all levels of the incredible sport.

Craig Messmer, a principal and full-time educator, has completed his new book, “STARTING FIVE: Basketball’s Best…Both Real and Imagined”, a compelling read on the history of basketball.

Messmer shares, “Starting Five: Basketball’s Best…Both Real and Imagined chronicles the history of professional basketball like nothing ever has before. With a unique and creative format, it will take readers on a cover-to-cover journey of the sport’s best teams, players, and moments from the past seventy-five years. High school, college, and the ABA also get their fair share of exposure in addition to the most enjoyable and comprehensive analysis of the NBA and its superstars that you’ll find anywhere. Young fans will learn all about the history and evolution of the sport, while older readers will appreciate the author’s focus, recognizing so many of the great starting fives of all-time—both real and imagined. Filled with stories, statistics, and something for everyone, this book is the perfect gift and resource for anyone who loves the game of basketball.”

Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Craig Messmer’s new book shares a comprehensive look at each level of professional basketball along with the evolution of basketball throughout time.

Readers can purchase “STARTING FIVE: Basketball’s Best…Both Real and Imagined” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.   

Source: Covenant Books

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