Saturday, June 6, 2009


Professional basketball player Lance Allred tells his unique story in the new book Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA. Allred grew up deaf on a polygamous Mormon commune and battles with an obsessive compulsive disorder and once considered suicide. But Allred signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers last year and is now playing with the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Developmental League.