The Outside Shot
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When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem to take a basketball scholarship at a midwestern college, he knows he must keep his head straight and his record clean. That's the only way he'll have a chance of making it to the pros someday.
But his street smarts haven't prepared him for the pressures of tough classes, high-stakes college ball, and the temptation to fix games for local gamblers. Everyone plays by a whole new set of rules -- including Sherry, who's determined to be a track star. Her independence attracts Lonnie, but their on-again, off-again relationship is driving him crazy.
Lonnie has one year to learn how to make it as a "college man." It's his outside shot at a bright future. Does he have what it takes?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PatrickHackeling13 - LibraryThing
The Outside Shot by Walter Dean Myers is not your cliche: underprivilegded, African American teenager stuck in the crossroads of what to do with his life. Play ball? Go to college? Fix games? Give up ... Read full review