Can street ball and technical play mix it up on the court and score wins for the team?
Ben and Logan are looking for a new point guard for their team, and they are sure they've found one in Antonio "Hud" Hudson, the new guy at their school. But there's one problem: Hud plays fast-paced pickup ball, and coach says that's against the team rules!
So when Ben finds Hud playing pickup, he has to make a decision. As captain, can he help Hud balance his passion for the game with his dedication to the team?
Author Fred Bowen delivers another action-packed tale of skill, friendship, and teamwork as three boys work together to make the best of two worlds. In the afterword, readers can learn the real story of pickup ball and Holcombe Rucker Park, Harlem's famous basketball court where many NBA greats—including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. J, and Jamal Mashburn—got their start.
About the Author
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read and is still a lifelong sports fanatic. He is the author of the action-packed Fred Bowen Sports Story series, currently totaling more than twenty titles. For thirteen years, Bowen coached kids' baseball and basketball teams. He has also written a weekly sports column for kids in the Washington Post since 2000. He was a lawyer for many years before retiring to become a full-time children's book author.Bowen lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife Peggy Jackson. They have two grown children.
"This easy-to-read book has a nice blend of game action, lessons in discipline, and even some actual history of Holcombe Rucker Park in New York City. . . Bowen knows sports and his audience, and he scores again with Real Hoops." —School Library Journal
"Capped by a tribute to some of New York's playground-hoops heroes, this simply written tale in the Fred Bowen Sports Story series is chock-full of suspenseful game action." —Booklist
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