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The Toughest Two by Johnnie Bird III

The Toughest Two

by Johnnie Bird III

146 pages
A journey of a Walk-on for the UConn Huskies

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About the Book
Johnnie Bird III had been a popular athlete at Central High in Bridgeport. However, not heavily recruited meant that playing sports in college was a long shot. At the University of Connecticut, he would have to take an unconventional route to be able to play for the UCONN Huskies under legendary Coach Jim Calhoun. The Toughest Two is the story of Bird's triumphs and struggles as a walk-on trying to gain recognition in one of the toughest and most successful basketball programs in the nation. Suffering through dysfunctional relationships and alienation from his life at home, Birdís four-year odyssey proved that the road to being more than just the last guy on the bench comes with several twists and turns. Inspirational, poignant, and humorous, The Toughest Two demonstrates that achievement doesn't depend on a person's starting point, but rather on his or her vision of the desired destination.



About the Author
Johnnie Bird III Born in Fayetteville, North Carolina Johnnie Bird III moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut with his mother and two older sisters at a young age. A product of Bridgeportís Central High, Bird went on to the University of Connecticut with hopes of becoming a first generation college graduate and a Division I college basketball player.



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