This Was Never About Basketball


“A fun, fascinating read with page-turning action, unexpected plot twists and laugh-out-loud humor.” —indiereader.com  “A remarkable young adult novel that really is about so much more than basketball.” —selfpublishingreview.com


Available in paperback and eBook!

Craig Leener’s debut novel is now an audiobook!

“A modern-day youth basketball journey that brings the history of the game to life.”

Howard Fisher
Head Coach
Youth Men’s Basketball Team for Team USA

“A charming and magical tale of enduring friendship, unlikely heroes, and finding the courage to do the right thing.”

Ethan Klein
h3h3productions

“A delightful page-turner that’s all heart.”

Bob Dickson
Associate Professor of Communication & Communication Department Chair
The Master’s University