Richie Mallon is known as “the shooter”—the one on the team who scores most of the baskets.
Every day he practices at his driveway hoop, perfecting his technique. Richie never plays any other roles on the court, leaving it to his teammates to do the assisting and rebounding.
Under a new coach, Richie makes the team but isn’t given a starting position. So when his shooting skills fall into a slump, can he find a way to become a better-rounded player and stay on the team?
Bowen returns with another fast-paced story of sports, teamwork, and talent. The afterword offers real-life stories about some of the great shooters in basketball history.
“This latest novel is bound to engage and entertain young readers who double as basketball players and/or fans.” ―School Library Journal
“Bowen’s Sports Story series…regularly offers stories that are engaging, action-packed, and a great next step for struggling readers ready to move beyond the usual high-lo offerings available to them. This quick, satisfying installment is no different and should find easy appeal among reluctant readers looking for novels about athletes.” ―Booklist Online
F&P: GRL Q, Gr 4, Genre RF
Themes: Basketball, Sports, Talent, Teamwork
BISAC 1: JUV005000 JUVENILE FICTION / Boys & Men
BISAC 2: JUV032020 JUVENILE FICTION / Sports & Recreation / Basketball
BISAC 3: JUV030060 JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / United States / General