This Was Never About Basketball by Craig LeenerIn this coming-of-age novel, seventeen-year-old high school basketball star Ezekiel “Zeke” Archer has it all: a sweet jump shot, a full-ride scholarship to a Midwestern basketball powerhouse, and the brightest future. But when Zeke’s temper gets the better of him in the city championship, he is expelled from school, has to forfeit his scholarship, and is left to ponder his once-hopeful future... While finishing his final high school days in the California educational system’s version of purgatory, Zeke makes a stunning discovery. With the help of a young autistic classmate Zeke befriends, he learns that the mysterious 7th Dimension, which brought basketball to Earth more than a century ago, has decided to take the game away for good — all because of the ugly event Zeke set into motion in his final game! As he embarks on the ultimate cross-country road trip to save basketball, Zeke must confront his unsettled past — including a father he’s not heard from in years and a brother fighting in a war half a world away — in order to set his life on the right path and rescue the game he loves.
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The extended family would soon be arriving, in full, hungry force. Standing tall but cramped in the narrow kitchen at 6 feet 6 inches and not much less than pounds, Lenny Cooke suddenly looked up from his culinary masterpiece. But cooking is only a pastime, not a profession, and Cooke, who will turn 30 next month, has yet to discover what or who he is supposed to be since it became obvious years ago that he would not fulfill his once presumed destiny and become an N.
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There are many basketball legends that never played in the NBA but still left such a trace on the game that they ultimately developed an iconic status. Some of them streetball legends, some international stars, and some even high school players — we bring you the 10 greatest basketball players to never play in the NBA. Marques is often regarded as the best ball handler the world has ever seen. Legend says, Haynes could dribble a ball six times in a second. He revolutionized ball-handling, and his exploits in that field helped him to secure a spot with the Harlem Globetrotters. Haynes retired in after a year professional career, and was inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in
Cancel anytime. Russ has just moved to the neighborhood, and the life of this teen basketball phenom has been turned upside down by tragedy. Cut off from everyone he knows, he won't pick up a basketball, but answers only to the name Boy21 - taken from his former jersey number. As their final year of high school brings these two boys together, a unique friendship may turn out to be the answer they both need. Small town. Not enough talent. John Willkom heard it all as a young basketball player growing up in rural Wisconsin.
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