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Seventeen-year-old Lonnie Jackson's 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 and 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. Are they willing to blow the chance of a lifetime?

by Walter Dean Myers

  • Publication Date: March 15, 1983
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf
  • ISBN-10: 0440938848
  • ISBN-13: 9780440938842