Excellent, Young Adult, Basketball, Friendship, Family, Fiction, High School
Bunny transfers to a private high school, leaving behind his best friend, Nasir. Offended, Nasir cuts all ties with him. Determined to one day play in the NBA, Bunny stays at the school and practices hard. Meanwhile, Nasir becomes closer to his cousin, Wallace. Wallace struggles to stay in school and out of trouble. Nasir tries to get Wallace a job, but Wallace resorts to betting against Bunny's basketball team. Bunny is so talented it's easy for people to put high stakes in his favor. Wallace knows that if Bunny slips up, the rest of the team will crumble and he can make good money. As Bunny and Nasir get closer again, Wallace's situation gets more desperate. Eventually, Nasir is forced to choose between Bunny and Wallace, and Bunny is forced to choose between Nasir and his basketball career.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"After the Shot Drops,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 40:
6, Article 20.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol40/iss6/20