This booklet featured University of Illinois coach Harry Combes. The booklet date was difficult to determine. Based on the reference to John J. Jordan, the book was published after 1951-52. Based on Vadal Peterson not being referenced in this booklet issue as in the previous, the book is likely after 1952-53 (his last year). Based on the reference to Pampa, Texas high school coach Clifton McNeely, it is likely after 1952-53 as McNelly did not win a state title until that season. Finally, Francis Clark won three high school title at Idaho Falls Senior High School from 1951-1953. I would have made a case for 1954-55, following those three titles, however, the next booklet by John Wooden is stated as the 1954-55 edition. Thus, primary indications are this book is actually the 1953-54 issue.
As a side note about Clifton McNelly, he was the first pick in the 1947 Basketball Association of America (BAA) inaugural draft on July 1, 1947 by the Pittsburgh Ironmen and turned down the pick to be a coach! He was a player at Texas Wesleyan and coached Pampa to 4 state titles in 13 years!
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