To Do Thursday: Get the Inside Scoop on Sports

bookVarsity Letters is the place to go if you’re a sports fan who wants the inside scoop. The monthly reading series organized by Gelf Magazine focuses on basketball tonight, with former No. 1 NBA draft pick Billy “the Hill” McGill and Eric Brach, his co-author of Billy “the Hill” and the Jump Hook: The Autobiography of a Forgotten Basketball Legend, longtime agent Keith Glass, author of Taking Shots: Tall Tales, Bizarre Battles, and the Incredible Truth About the NBA, and player Paul Shirley, author of Can I Keep My Jersey? about his varied career as a “basketball vagabond” on his four years playing in five countries for 11 teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns.

The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, 212-505-3474, 7:30 p.m., free