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Overview

Brian Worth Jr. is excited to try out for his middle school's basketball team. His hoop dreams are in jeopardy, though, after his dad forces him to volunteer at the local senior center. But Brian really needs to practice— he's always relied on his height to dominate, but that won't cut it anymore. When Brian discovers that George, a man at the center, used to play basketball, this is his chance to learn some moves. Brian's working hard and even making a new friend, but will his improved skills be enough to impress the coach and make varsity?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496504982
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Jake Maddox Sports Stories Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 600,245
Product dimensions: 1.40(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 730L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 8 Years

About the Author

Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler – or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps – literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.

Table of Contents

Jump ball — After-practice practice — Basketball balance — Airplanes and hoops — Center mentor — Nothing but net — Fast break — Update — Slick moves — Court competition — Decision time.

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