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The Outside Shot

by Walter Dean Myers


When Lonnie Jackson leaves Harlem for a basketball scholarship to a midwestern college, he know 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? From the Paperback edition.

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Book Information

Copyright year 1987
ISBN-13 9780440967842
ISBN-10 0440967848
Class Copyright
Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers
Subject Fiction;Juvenile Fiction;Sports & Recreation
File Size 98 MB
Number of Pages 185
Shelf No. GJ176
Grade Range 7-
Ages 12-
Lexile 770L