Published by: Peachtree Publishers
The Final Cutby Fred Bowen
Ryan, Zeke, Eli, and Miles are four close friends who share a love of sports, especially basketball. When it’s time for basketball team tryouts, they spend hours practicing together, compete in a local 3-on-3 tournament, and carefully compute their chances of making the team.
The tryouts are a test not only of their athletic skills, but of their friendship as well. In the end, each boy learns how to cope with winning and losing (both on and off the court), the value of practice and competition, and the true meaning of friendship.
As with the previous titles in this acclaimed series, author Fred Bowen offers up another winning combination of fast-paced sports action and off-the-court drama. In the sports history epilogue, readers learn about other famous players, like Michael Jordan, who didn’t make their high school basketball teams the first time around.