G.O.A.T. Basketball Power Forwards

From the Series Greatest of All Time Players (Lerner ™ Sports)

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Basketball’s greatest power forwards can score from the three-point line, next to the basket, and everywhere in between. See how the top 10 power forwards in basketball history rank. Then rank them yourself!

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Sports
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Lerner ™ Sports
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF007100, JNF054020, JNF011000
Dewey 796.323092/2 [B]
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 930
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 5.0
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Table of contents

Author: Alexander Lowe

Alexander Lowe is a collegiate track and field coach and freelance writer. He currently resides in Aurora, IL.


Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“The illustrated “Greatest of All Time” series offers readers with an interest in professional sports an opportunity to learn more about some of the finest athletes of all time. Each title in the series focuses on a particular position and then offers readers mini-biographies of the top ten players to fulfill that role during their careers. In this way, young sports fans can learn about the top ten football, baseball, soccer or basketball players who played a specific position on their team. Each book is filled with statistics, profiles, and biographical information about some of the finest professional athletes ever to play their chosen sports. This selection focuses on basketball’s power forwards. Power forwards must combine strong defensive skills, rebounding abilities, and scoring capabilities. While typically smaller than centers, power forwards are important members of the front court of any successful basketball team. Players like Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks had the combination of skills to be one the all-time leading power forwards in National Basketball Association (NBA) history. Candace Parker of the Chicago Sky possessed a deft shooting touch, outstanding ball-handling skills, and a strong commitment to defense, all of which helped her to win championships in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Kevin Garnett of the Boston Celtics was a ferocious defender whose inner drive made him another of the greatest NBA power forwards in the history of the league. Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks overcame his childhood as a refugee to become one of the most dominant NBA players ever to play and win the NBA championship in 2021. Yet, despite all of these players’ accomplishments, it is Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs who tops the list of power forwards in this book. With five NBA titles to his credit, as well as an abundantly productive career of nineteen years, Tim Duncan remains one of the NBA’s all-time best players. Readers will also enjoy the supplemental list of the author’s ten honorable mention power forward selections as well as a resource guide for further study of this critical NBA position. Young basketball players and fans will enjoy the short biographies and ample statistics in this fast-paced and high interest book. Reviewer Rating: 4" —Children’s Literature

School Library Journal

“The succinct writing is engaging and good for browsers . . . a good series for having a little bit on your shelves about a lot of players.”—School Library Journal


“Colorful backgrounds and large photos of the athletes at play make this series great, indeed.”—Booklist