What an honor to have Dave Schellhase write such a nice review of my upcoming book, An Almost Perfect Season. Dave was one of the greatest Indiana High School and College basketball players ever.
Randy Mills has produced a powerful picture of small-towns all over the Midwest during a time when the high school basketball team was the focus of the entire community. The experiences of thousands of young boys were similar to what Mills relates, as they tried, and sometimes succeeded, in making the team and then dreamed of going deep into state finals play. Few attained that latter goal, but the quest was real to all of those who participated. Randy’s father, as focused upon in the book, was an excellent example of a parent of that era, completely caught up in a fever for his team and for his son. This is an excellent story remembered so well by the author, a story that will allow readers to remember their own not so perfect seasons during those special times in the Midwest.David Schellhase
Indiana 1962 high school basketball scoring leader and All-State member, Purdue University 1966 Consensus All-American and leading scorer in the nation, and former NBA player and university coach