➮ [Ebook] ➩ The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams By Darcy Frey ➺ – Peakpopa.info

The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams It Ought To Be Just A Game, But Basketball On The Playgrounds Of Coney Island Is Much Than That For Many Young Men It Represents Their Only Hope Of Escape From A Life Of Crime, Poverty, And Despair In The Last Shot, Darcy Frey Chronicles The Aspirations Of Four Of The Neighborhood S Most Promising Players What They Have Going For Them Is Athletic Talent, Grace, And Years Of Dedication But Working Against Them Are Woefully Inadequate Schooling, Family Circumstances That Are Often Desperate, And The Slick, Brutal World Of College Athletic Recruitment Incisively And Compassionately Written, The Last Shot Introduces Us To Unforgettable Characters And Takes Us Into Their World With An Intimacy Seldom Seen In Contemporary Journalism The Result Is A Startling And Poignant Expose Of Inner City Life And The Big Business Of College Basketball


10 thoughts on “The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams

  1. says:

    The Last Shot is a concise portrayal of institutional racism, localized to college basketball Frey follows four teenagers as they navigate the NCAA recruitment process while living and balling in the projects of Coney Island, New York As the stars of their high school team, each young man represent


  2. says:

    Heartbreaking.I ve visited New York 10 years ago with my family One day i met up with a friend to take the subway from Manhattan to Soho to spend some white man privileged money In the subway i saw that the last stop was at Coney Island I ve heard the Lou Reed song and read some snippets of it being the plac


  3. says:

    This is an account of six months in the life of 4 Coney Island projects living, public school attending, basketball superstars, and their potential for escape from their lives with the skills that they show on the court It s interesting, but it has a few major downfalls in my mind One is that it never faces up to the


  4. says:

    Becoming a high level athlete is some sort of American Dream for every young man around the world It s what we would all be if we had the breeding and the work ethic to get there It s the top of the food chain for boys But there s a gap between the idea and the reality of elite sports and THE LAST SHOT tries its best to illustr


  5. says:

    This kinda walks the path established by Heaven is a Playground, but resonated a bit with me Partly because it s recent and so I was familiar with the characters on the periphery It was interesting to read about coaches in their younger days who are still around and of course, Stephon Marbury as a kid Partly because it goes a little h


  6. says:

    The African Americans of the Coney Island Projects are looking for basketball to be their way out of the Projects The Coney Island projects in Brooklyn are where a lot of the African Americans live Most of them attend Abraham Lincoln High when they are able to go into High school Abraham Lincoln is known in the East coast for producing very talent


  7. says:

    This review was reprinted from my website Secure Immaturity Please check out the site and comment on this review and others.Not a lot of books had made me cry and in my extensive non fiction book reading, I ve read some horrific things But sometimes the event of something horrible like rejection, failure and even death, is not enough to stir an emotional re


  8. says:

    Book was pretty descent Would probably recommend it to those that enjoy the sport of basketball Stephon Marbury has been a star from the day he walked into high school Another player similar to him is Lebron James having so much hype behind them at a young age, Kevin Garnett too.


  9. says:

    3.5 starsTHE LAST SHOT follows the lives of immensely talented black basketball players at Lincoln High School through one season of the game All of these players, with the exception of one, are from the Coney Island projects hulking, prisonlike, and jutting straight into the sea Frey uses these poor, black kids sort of as an example of the belief that yeah, college sports rec


  10. says:

    When I chose this novel, I was thinking about a different group of students than I usually think about I was thinking that in my own classroom, I want to make sure that all the students in my class can be able to go to my book shelf and pick a book they would like to read I was thinking about the young boys in my future class They would love a book like this I would suggest it to middle


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