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Foul Trouble (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Nationally ranked high school basketball player Terrell Jamerson and his friend Danny Wilcox know they have a shot at the NBA, but first they have to navigate the layers of manipulation and exploitation that come with the world of professional sports: the stunning college offers, the sneaker-company sponsorships, the unscrupulous men in suits courting them with fantasies of a life of riches and pretty girls. The narration switches between Terrell and Danny, between their respective naivete and hot temper, as they try to make life decisions amidst the razzle-dazzle laid out before them. Feinstein (A Season on the Brink and Last Shot), the acclaimed sports journalist for the Washington Post, Sports Illustrated, NPR, and ESPN, knows his way around the action on a hardwood floor. His riveting descriptions of games dramatize the stakes on the court, while the sleazy backroom politics of influencing young athletes dramatize what's at stake for the players' lives.
Bestselling sportswriter John Feinstein exposes the big money and back-room deals that pervade college-basketball recruiting in this fast-break young adult novel.

Terrell Jamerson is the #1 high school basketball player in the country. His team is poised to win State, top colleges are lining up to give him scholarships, and everyone says he could play in the NBA tomorrow. But it only takes one false step to lose everything.

Danny Wilcox is Terrell?s best friend and teammate, and a top prospect himself, but these days it seems like everyone wants to get close to Terrell: the sneaker guys, the money managers, the college boosters. They show up offering fast cars, hot girls, and cold, hard cash. They say they just want to help, but their kind of help could get Terrell disqualified.

Danny and Terrell better keep their eyes on the ball if they hope to last the season.

John Feinstein has been praised as ?the best writer of sports books in America today? (The Boston Globe), and he proves it again in this fast-paced novel.

?Thorough and suspenseful; a must-read for those interested in basketball and the dealings surrounding the sport.? ?Kirkus Reviews, Starred

From the Hardcover edition.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 392
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Social Issues / Friendship, Sports + Recreation / Basketball, Boys + Men
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ember
Age Range: Teen
Language: English
Street Date: August 5, 2014
TCIN: 15637256
UPC: 9780375871696
Item Number (DPCI): 248-87-6093
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