Updated: Saturday, 23 Jun 2012, 8:19 PM EDT
Published : Saturday, 23 Jun 2012, 4:42 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, IN. - Former North Side basketball star Vernard Hollins is in town this week running a youth camp and promoting his new book.
A standout at Wright State and a star during his professional career overseas, Hollins is the author of the newly published "The Disease Didn't Kill The Dream." The book examines the relationship between Vernard and his father Tharnell Hollins - a well known coach in Fort Wayne - who died in 1997 from complications related to diabetes.
The book also delves into Hollins career at Wright State and his subsequent success overseas. In all, the 6-foot-3 guard played in eight countries during his professional career.
Hollins was at South Side High School on Saturday morning signing copies of the book for fans.
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