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The Outside Shot
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The Outside Shot

Written by Walter Dean MyersAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Walter Dean Myers


· Laurel Leaf
· Paperback · December 1, 1986 · $6.99 · 978-0-440-96784-2 (0-440-96784-8)


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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?