These Devils Wore Blue

A Basketball Memoir

by John Davis Cantwell, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/06/2005

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 112
ISBN : 9781420861105

About the Book

A Hoosiers-type scenario, beginning on an often snowy outdoor court and YMCA in a small Wisconsin town, and extending through consecutive state high school basketball championships and Duke''s first ACC title.

The author reconnects with his college teammates and coaches, telling what became of them after the basketball spotlight dimmed.

About the Author

John D. Cantwell, M.D., practices cardiology in Atlanta, where he enjoys hanging out with his wife, two children, and six grandchildren.

A team physician for the Atlanta Braves since 1976, he also serves as team cardiologist for Georgia Tech. In 1996 he was Chief Medical Officer for the Olympic Games.

A member of the Explorers Club, Dr. Cantwell has enjoyed adventure travels on all seven continents.

He is a charter member of his high school''s sports Hall of Fame, and still holds the career basketball scoring record, set in the two-point era nearly a half-century ago.

Duke retired his jersey number after he and Johnny Dawkins combined for 2,670 career points (all but 114, thanks to the left-hander).