Rev. Dr. Vernon Wendt Jr. grew up in East Grand Rapids, MI. An ordained pastor in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, he's a registered Sports Chaplain with CEDE Sports. The highlight of his so-called baskestball career was earning the 1980 Division IV Most Valuable Player Award of the Gus Macker Choo Choo Classic. Targeted Age Group:: Teen and Young Adults What Inspired You to Write Your Book? Sugar has been a bright light in my life ever since I saw him play in high school, not only … [Read more...] about Sweet Shot: The Basketball Life and Legacy of Melvin “Sugar” McLaughlin by Vernon Wendt Jr.