Update: Aaron’s Book “The Unlikeliest Champion” Is Ready For Purchase!!

Kemba_CoverWell hello everyone! I come to you with some big news.

As some of you may have heard, I Aaron Torres wrote a book. No, seriously…I wrote a book. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I can’t believe it either.

The book is called “The Unlikeliest Champion” and it’s about last year’s UConn Men’s Basketball team, and their run to the 2011 National Championship. For those of you wondering, “Why UConn?” just know that I’m an alumnus of the school, and have been a fan for longer than I remember. If I were ever to write a book, this was the topic for me to do it on. The 2011 UConn Huskies truly were a special team, and I consider myself blessed to be the one who had the opportunity to capture it all, and to tell their story.

Now, before I get to the big announcement, I want to take a moment and thank each and every one of you. Since first making new of this book public a few weeks back, the support has been simply overwhelming. I’ve gotten to know so many great people throughout my time writing, and the love that you all have showed me in the last two weeks (and really, the last two years) is something that I can never thank you for. Just know that I do appreciate it.

Now, to the news.

After making my announcement about this book two weeks ago, I’m happy to report that…it is now available for purchase!

For all the details on the book as well as excerpts, insight and more, please visit www.UConnBook.com.

As for the specifics of purchasing, here they are:

The quickest and most efficient way for you to get your hands on this book is to go ahead and purchase it through the publisher. You can do that either by clicking here or at UConnBook.com as well. By purchasing through the publisher, you can pick your own shipping speed, and have the book in your hands in a timeframe which works best from you. You can also purchase the book off of Amazon, and a Kindle version should be available in the coming weeks as well.

Of course, there are other options too.

For those of you who would like me to sign the book, well, first off, I’m flattered that you’re interested. I sincerely mean that. To get an autographed copy, all you’ve got to do is go to UConnBook.com, go to the “Buy The Book” tab on the top right of the site, and click on the “Buy Now,” link. I will be sure and autograph each and every purchase that is made that way. However, be warned: All books purchased from there will not be shipped until early next week. Believe me, I don’t like it, but it’s the best time-frame the publisher could give me. Regardless, by ordering the book this way, it will still get to you for the holiday. I personally guarantee that.

(Also, please note: If you want any special inscription in your book, please make a note on your PayPal purchase. If that’s a problem, you can also e-mail at UConnBook@gmail.com)

And finally, to everyone who was nice enough to pre-order the book, I absolutely cannot thank you enough. I genuinely mean that. To give you a bit of a time-frame for your purchase as well, your books should be in the mail early next week, and will be in your hands in plenty of time for the holiday. Again, I promise you that. If you do have any additional questions though, feel free to grab me at UConnBook@gmail.com.

And really, that’s all I’ve got for you this evening.

Again, I want to thank you all for the unbelievable support through this process. Writing a book is as tough and challenging as one might expect it to be, but the response from everyone is amazing. It really did make the whole process worthwhile.

And of course, I need to thank the 2011 UConn Huskies for giving us a season we’ll never forget. Sitting here today heading into 2012, I still can’t believe what I saw with my own eyes last spring. Watching them, you really didn’t need to be a fan of the team, or really even a fan of college basketball to enjoy it. They were just that fun.

Thank you all, and for any further questions or comments, feel free to post below, or e-mail me at UConnBook@gmail.com. More information, including excerpts and other goodies can be found at www.uconnbook.com as well.


About Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres works for Fox Sports, and was previously a best-selling author of the book 'The Unlikeliest Champion.' He currently uses Aaron Torres Sports to occasionally weigh-in on the biggest stories from around sports. He has previously done work for such outlets as Sports Illustrated, SB Nation and Slam Magazine.