Dunk Under Pressure #7: Winning Season

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the guys call him Dunk, but Cornell Duncan couldn’t dunk from a six-foot ladder. He’s flat-footed and slow and can jump only about two inches off the ground. but put him at the foul line and he’s a star—a free-throw magician. that’s the main reason he made the Hudson City all-star basketball team, which, if the team keeps winning, is headed to the state tournament. but just when Hudson City seems to have a good chance at going all the way, Dunk gets a wake-up call. Following a few disastrous minutes off the ...

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the guys call him Dunk, but Cornell Duncan couldn’t dunk from a six-foot ladder. He’s flat-footed and slow and can jump only about two inches off the ground. but put him at the foul line and he’s a star—a free-throw magician. that’s the main reason he made the Hudson City all-star basketball team, which, if the team keeps winning, is headed to the state tournament. but just when Hudson City seems to have a good chance at going all the way, Dunk gets a wake-up call. Following a few disastrous minutes off the bench, he realizes that it’ll take more than free throws to make him a real all-star.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780142408582
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/10/2007
  • Series: Winning Season Series , #7
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 485,594
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.68 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!

    A great book if you like basketball or any sport..... all of rich wallace's books are good.......read them all:-)

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

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    Book Review Outline
    Book title and author: The title of this book is Dunk under Pressure, and the author is Rich Wallace.
    Title of review: The great story of Dunk!
    Number of stars (1 to 5): I will give this book 4 stars this is a good book, because it is interesting and is easy to comprehend.

    Introduction
    The introduction of my book is that if you are sports person you will want to read this book. The main idea of this book is that Dunk gets better and saves them in a lot of games, and it is interesting to see how he is dedicated to basketball.
    Description and summary of main points
    The main character is Cornell Duncan, but his friends call him Dunk. He is a lot like a six foot tall ladder. The problem is he is flat footed and can hardly unplant his feet off the ground. Dunk loves basketball the only problem is that, He is not all that good. So over the summer he got very good at free throws, a lot like Michel Jordon. That's mainly why he made the Hudson City all star basketball team. Dunk made lots of friends like Spencer and Jason two of the players.I really liked this book it was very easy to follow along. It's about a named Cornell Duncan, or dunk. Throughout the book Dunk improves his techniques of basketball.
    Evaluation
    Dunk under Pressure is a great fiction book written by Rich Wallace. It's about a boy named Cornell Duncan, but his nickname was dunk. He is a six foot tall the problem is he is flat footed and can hardly jump. Although he is tall, He is not all that good. Over the summer he got better and better at free throws, almost automatic. The free throws were the main reason why he made the Hudson City all star basketball team. The friends that he made during the season were Spencer and Jason two of the players on the team. The setting is in New York Dunk and his friend's basketball tournament is set there and they go to the beach and boardwalk a lot. They have a hotel where the teams stay overnight. I learned friends are very important. Dunk would have never forgiven himself for missing the game winning free throws without his team. It was all solved when his Aunt talked to him. The team got to play in the tournament at New York. The Best of New York teams got to play here. Dunk was only a bench player, but for the first two games he made some free throws. Hudson City beat the first two teams. Then in the semifinals Dunk's team had to play the best team in all of New York. Dunk was under too much pressure and missed all of his free throws. They lost by one little point. Everybody tried to cheer him up. There was a game the next day scheduled for them, but it was only for third place. The coach made a bunch of changes to the lineup and Dunk got to start. He really needed some redemption. Dunk got very good on that team and making friends. The story was not hard or confusing. It was easy to understand. The story is not predicable; a lot of things happen that you are not ready for.
    Conclusion
    The conclusion of this book is that dunk learns that he can make friends, and count on them to bring you up when you are feeling down. That some of the best athletes mess up and lose, but they can just over look that and play harder. An important role in this book is your hardest play is your next, so don't worry about little mistakes just work harder.
    Your final review
    My final review is that this book is a good book and I think that if you like sports you will like this book. I rate this book a four star and recommend

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  • Posted March 26, 2009

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    Dunk Under Pressure

    Dunk under Pressure is a great realistic fiction book written by Rich Wallace. Its about a boy by the name of Cornell Duncan, But his friends call him Dunk. He is a six foot tall ladder, basically. The problem is he is flat footed and can barely jump.
    Dunk loves basketball the only problem is that. He is not all that good. So over the summer he got very good at free throws, almost automatic. That's mainly why he made the Hudson City all star basketball team. Dunk made lots of friends among them Spencer and Jason two of the players on the team.
    The setting is mainly in New York Dunk and his friend's basketball tournament is set there and they go to the beach and boardwalk a lot. They have a hotel where the teams stay overnight.
    Rich Wallace is really trying to show importance in friends. I think he also is trying to say never give up when it gets tough. I learned friends are very important. Dunk would have never forgiven himself for missing the game winning free throws without his team. It was all solved when his Aunt talked to him.
    The team got to play in the tournament at New York. The Best of New York teams got to play here. Dunk was only a bench player, but for the first two games he made some free throws. Hudson City beat the first two teams in nice fashion. Then in the semifinals Dunk's team had to play the best team in all of New York. Dunk was under too much pressure and missed all of his free throws. They lost by one little point. Dunk was really sad. Everybody tried to cheer him up. There was a game the next day scheduled for them, but it was only for third place. The coach made a bunch of changes to the line up and Dunk got to start. He really needed some redemption.
    I thought this book was great. You will really like this book. The best part is the redemption. Dunk got very good on that team and making friends. The book wasn't bad at all. It's hard to find something you don't like in the book. The story was not hard or confusing. It was easy to understand. The story is not predicable, a lot of things happen that you are not ready for. You need to read this book for all the excitement at the end. I would have to give this book probably three out of five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2007

    dunk under pressure

    Tired of reading books that are boring and you can never follow what is going on in them? Well this book is everything but that. This story takes place in New Jersey. It is about this boy named Duncan but everyone calls him Dunk for his height and how good he is at shooting a basketball. He¿s not fast he doesn¿t have good ball control. The only thing he is good at is shooting. His team was the county champions and he tried out to be on a traveling team. The coaches saw that he wasn¿t very talented other than shooting but the coaches knew of games that that was all the team need so they drafted Dunk. He is not a starter but he plays if his team has a fair lead. Do they win the championship? Dose Dunk become a team hero? Read this excellent book and find out what happens to this character.

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