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The Last Shot - by Darcy Frey (Paperback)

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It ought to be just a game, but basketball on the playgrounds of Coney Island is much more than that -- for many young men it represents their only hope of escape from a life of crime, poverty, and despair. In The Last Shot, Darcy Frey chronicles the aspirations of four of the neighborhood's most promising players. What they have going for them is athletic talent, grace, and years of dedication. But working against them are woefully inadequate schooling, family circumstances that are often desperate, and the slick, brutal world of college athletic recruitment. Incisively and compassionately written, The Last Shot introduces us to unforgettable characters and takes us into their world with an intimacy seldom seen in contemporary journalism. The result is a startling and poignant expose of inner-city life and the big business of college basketball.



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Darcy Frey chronicles the aspirations of four young men as they navigate the NCAA recruitment process, their only hope of escape from a life of crime, poverty, and despair.

It ought to be just a game, but basketball on the playgrounds of Coney Island is much more than that. In The Last Shot, the aspirations of a few of the neighborhood's most promising players reveal that what they have going for them (athletic talent, grace, and years of dedication) may not be enough to defeat what's working against them: woefully inadequate schooling, family circumstances that are often desperate, and the slick, brutal world of college athletic recruitment.

Incisively and compassionately written, The Last Shot introduces us to unforgettable characters and takes us into their world with an intimacy seldom seen in contemporary journalism. The result is a startling and poignant exposé of inner-city life and the big business of college basketball.
Dimensions (Overall): 8.26 Inches (H) x 5.52 Inches (W) x .66 Inches (D)
Weight: .54 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 233
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Basketball
Publisher: Mariner Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Darcy Frey
Language: English
Street Date: March 3, 2004
TCIN: 76975936
UPC: 9780618446711
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-0206
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.66 inches length x 5.52 inches width x 8.26 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.54 pounds
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