Front Court Hex

What would you do if  warlock put a hex on you?  Jerry Steele couldn’t understand why he had suddenly turned into such a bumbler on the basketball court.  Last year he was the team’s star player, but this year he couldn’t score a point.  When Jerry meets Danny Weatherspoon he really begins to think something …

Break for the Basket

It was funny how Emmett got on the Penguin basketball team.  He was shooting at the basket in his own back yard when Robin Hood and some of the other Penguins stopped in and took over the basketball. Before he knew it, and really without wanting to, Emmett found himself playing on the Penguin team.Of …

Basketball Sparkplug

Kim wanted to play basketball.  He was a good player, too.  But sometimes he didn’t keep his mind on the game very well, and sometimes he made mistakes that disgusted the other boys on the Arrow’s team.The trouble was that Kim didn’t practice as much as the others.  Instead he took singing lessons and sang …

Tall Man in the Pivot

Doing well in sports is important to any boy.  Usually it comes from hard work.  But for Chuck O’Neil, making a basket was easy as becoming class president or winning marbles from the other members of the school basketball team.  At times, even to his friends Mickey and Steve, it seemed that Chuck preferred shooting …

Hot Shot

Julian Pryce was once the star center of the Tornadoes. But when he joins a new team after his family moves, he suddenly finds himself riding the pine. It turns out the Warriors already have a starting center, Paul Boyd, who has no intention of sharing the court with Julian. The coach is no help, …

Shadow Over the Back Court

Jeff is crazy about basketball, but his father, a research scientist, thinks sports are a waste of time. Jeff still wants to play, and so, without his father’s support, he tries out for the school team. And he makes second string. He’d mostly sit on the bench, but Jeff knows that he will get a …

Slam Dunk

Julian Pryce is looking forward to playing basketball for the Tornadoes this year. Last season, the team went undefeated, with Julian as the star center. But to his shock and disappointment, the other boys who made the team great the previous year aren’t at the first practice. Instead, Julian finds himself surrounded by newcomers and …

Nothin’ But Net

A novel about discovering what it means to be a true friend. Thirteen-year-old Tim Daniels can’t wait to go to four weeks of summer basketball camp. A scrappy point guard, he’s sure he’ll shine on the court. But then he learns that his friend Billy will be going to camp with him. Billy is a …