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Boys in Black Basketball's Greatest David and Goliath Story
Boys in Black Basketball's Greatest David and Goliath Story Author:Gene Pearce Most Tennesseans will have a problem finding the town of Linden on a map, yet it can be called the state's basketball capital. Perry County's basketball tradition began in the 2950's, long before classification, when Little Linden, the ultimate giant killer, won three consecutive state championships, a feat in national high school sports histor... more »y.
"Linden is probably the most dramatic high school basketball story in our country's history." Fred Thompson, former U.S. Senator
"I have often said of the 55-56-57 Linden story is better than Hoosiers because Linden did it three years in a row. It's certainly the greatest story in Tennessee high school athletics." Ronnie Carter, Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Associsation (TSSAA) executive director
"We would go in gyms and see banners for region and district championships. Someone asked, 'Why don't we put up some of ours?' We were told the only thing we put up in Perry County is state championship banners. I always thought that summed up basketball in Perry County best" Kirk Haston, No. 1 NBA pick in 2001 by the Charlotte Hornets« less