Hoop Hustle (Jake Maddox Sports Stories) (Paperback)
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?