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In his debut book, Fendi Onobun proves that it’s never too late to find a new dream. Like many, Onobun was once just a kid shooting hoops in his backyard, who dreamt of playing for a much larger audience. Onobun knew that raw talent wasn’t enough to play in the NBA, so he dedicated his life to training for the day he might play pro-ball. After playing power forward for the legendary Coach Lute Olson at the University of Arizona, a change in coaching staff left Onobun’s chances of having a professional basketball career up in the air.
With his childhood dream of making it to the NBA in question, friends proposed the idea of trying a new sport: football—a sport he only played once in middle school! Onobun found himself at a crossroads. In a grueling year where he trained simultaneously to play basketball and learn football, he eventually transformed himself from a power forward to a tight end with NFL potential.
Beset with injuries and troubles with his childhood, faith, and trust, he persevered. It was a tough road—for many, it would have been an impossible road—but Onobun’s work ethic and determination to do the right thing ended in victory. In this fascinating and unique story, Onobun shares how he got to the top in sports, the hardships he faced, and what it takes to play in one of the most competitive leagues in the world. A story of grit, hard work, faith, and courage, Onobun’s fast-paced tale of life on and off the court (and field) will leave you ready to tackle your dream—no matter how elusive it may seem.