Struggling with his feelings of inadequacy and his failure to make
the basketball team in his new school, seventeen-year-old Joe Faust
finds himself willing to trade his soul for one perfect season of
A teenage basketball player from Harlem is befriended by a former
professional player who, after being forced to quit because of a point
shaving scandal, hopes to prevent other young athletes from repeating
Recruited by a small Midwestern college to play basketball, a Harlem
boy has many new experiences including working with a child who needs
physical therapy and dealing with corruption in college sports.
Eighteen-year-old Jeremy begins a secret affair with Joy, the
girlfriend of his paralyzed best friend, which threatens to endanger her
chances of leading her softball team to victory in the state tournament.
As a dedicated runner, a teenage boy has always managed to distance
himself from other people until the experience of coaching one of his
teammates on the track team gradually helps him see the value of giving
Feeling abandoned by his parents, who have gone their separate ways
and left him behind in a small Pennsylvania town, seventeen-year-old Jay
finds hope for the future in a church sponsored basketball team and a
his last high school wrestling season
slip by without challenging his friend and the future.
With his father in jail and his mother working full-time,
fourteen-year=old Billy Baggs finds himself in charge of running the
family farm in northern Minnesota and having to give up the things he