"I’m a face in the community for our organization, and I’m having an absolute ball."
-Jo Jo White
Make It Count -Mark C. Bodanza
In an age dominated by overhyped athletes who are sometimes short on
character, JoJo White’s story offers a refreshing look back at one athlete’s
career—a career that was the product of genuine good values. In Make It
Count, author Mark C. Bodanza presents a biography of a man who
triumphed both on and off the basketball court.
White’s story is interwoven with ours as a nation. His basketball days were
shaped by—and in a few cases, helped shape—events of monumental importance.
Race relations, the war in Vietnam, and political tumult across the land
punctuated White’s years as both a Kansas Jayhawk and Boston Celtic. Bodanza
shows how, through his years on the court, the point guard from St. Louis,
Missouri, maintained a steady contribution to the game that became his passion
while still a child. With each passing game, season, or team that formed a part
of his playing days, White stayed true to principles learned before he donned his first high-school uniform.
Make It Count narrates a compelling chronicle of a sports career
complete with drama, triumphs, and losses, as well as an affirmation that hard
work has its reward. In life, as in basketball, JoJo White’s approach to each
opportunity that a new day presents has always been the same: make it
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