Kobe Bryant is an Academy Award-winning storyteller and
content creator. He spends his days building stories to inspire the
next generation of athletes to be the best versions of themselves.
In a previous life, Kobe was a five-time NBA champion, two-time NBA
Finals MVP, NBA MVP, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. He hopes
to share all he learned with young athletes around the world.
Wesley King is the award-winning author of eight novels. His works include OCDaniel, The Vindico, and 2018's A World Below. His books have accumulated more than ten literary awards and multiple Junior Library Guild Selections and have been optioned for film and television and translated for release worldwide. When he is not writing, Wesley travels extensively around the world and gives workshops and presentations for thousands of students annually. Wesley is also known for his height (6'7") and his fondness for all things Star Wars and sports.
"The novel is unusual in structure and plot as readers experience
the same incidents portrayed through different perspectives, each
revealing another layer of the story . . . . Solid, authentic
basketball action with plenty of food for thought, colored with
elements of fantasy."-Kirkus
"The Wizenard is an achievement-not only because it's a good novel; not only because it merges the world of wizardry and sport deftly. It is an achievement because it teaches that magic and basketball aren't binary, not in fiction and not in reality. ...Every young person who picks up a ball, or a book, or even a wand, should pick up The Wizenard Series: Training Camp to be fans and teammates of this standout rookie."-Nikko Ramos, Fully Booked Online.com
"Every kid who reads [The Wizenard Series: Training Camp] will imagine they are one of the lucky five young hoopsters-Rain, Twig, Cash, Lab, and Peno-who benefit from the teachings of the master."-2paragraphs.com