foul trouble

Foul Trouble by John Feinstein.

Terrell Jamerson has it made. He’s the best high school basketball player in the country. His team is about to win state. He has an entourage of friends (or are they “friends”?) who follow him around. He’s getting multiple scholarship offers from universities and could probably play in the NBA tomorrow if he wanted. Sneaker reps offer him free gear, college scouts offer to buy his mom a house. Everyone says they’re just trying to help him out. This is the dream, right?

Best friend and teammate Danny Wilcox, who is also highly recruited, isn’t so sure. This kind of “help” could get Terrell investigated by the NCAA, and possibly ruin his career before it even starts. Even an innocent lunch with the wrong people could land them both in trouble. Danny questions the motives of the entourage that follows Terrell around, and even Terrell’s mom’s boyfriend might be on the payroll of one of the colleges. Danny and Terrell both have some huge decisions to make that will impact the rest of their lives.

Together, Terrell and Danny have to decide who to trust. Will Terrell decide to take the guaranteed “help” now, or wait to earn it?

Reviewed by Amy, CLP-Lawrenceville

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