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The Last Shot : City Streets, Basketball Dreams

by Darcy Frey

Synopsis

It ought to be just a game, but basketball on the playgrounds of Coney Island is much more than that -- for many young men it represents their only hope of escape from a life of crime, poverty, and despair. In The Last Shot, Darcy Frey chronicles the aspirations of four of the neighborhood's most promising players. What they have going for them is athletic talent, grace, and years of dedication. But working against them are woefully inadequate schooling, family circumstances that are often desperate, and the slick, brutal world of college athletic recruitment. Incisively and compassionately written, The Last Shot introduces us to unforgettable characters and takes us into their world with an intimacy seldom seen in contemporary journalism. The result is a startling and poignant expose of inner-city life and the big business of college basketball.

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Copyright year 1996
ISBN-13 9780684815091
ISBN-10 0684815095
Class Copyright
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Subject Family & Relationships;Sports & Recreation;Travel
File Size 111 MB
Number of Pages 231
Shelf No. GC418
Grade Range 9-
Ages 14-
Lexile 1210L