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An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults

New Bonus Content:
-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers
-Q&A with screenwriter John Ballard
-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day
-Excerpt from 145th Street

All eyes are on seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson while he practices with his team for a city-wide basketball Tournament of Champions. His coach, Cal, knows Lonnie has what it takes to be a pro basketball player, but warns him about giving in to the pressure. Cal knows because he, too, once had the chance—but sold out.

As the tournament nears, Lonnie learns that some heavy bettors want Cal to keep him on the bench so that the team will lose the championship. As the last seconds of the game tick away, Lonnie and Cal must make a decision. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime?

Paperback, 224 pages
Published on February 14, 2012 by Ember
ISBN-10: 0307976114
ISBN-13: 9780307976116
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  • fblreggie13
    fblreggie13Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 11:20 am44 stars
    I decided to read this book because it looks cool and sound cool . Another thing why is because its talking about how he started off not know how to do things in his life but all along he says he had his game and his fame .
    • bugatti_boy
      bugatti_boyMonday, November 28, 2016 at 11:14 am
      This book is about a boy that live in a bad neighborhood an trying to be a basketball player.He worked all his life to became one.I think you should read this book if you like basketball and want to became one.