The Five Man Break Author:Wilfred McCormick This is a fast moving basketball story with an intriguing mystery skillfully interwoven with the games, as Rocky McCune bumps head-on into the bugbear of all coaches: eligibility. Somehow Rocky must put his strongest possible team on the floor, and win, in a community that has gone too far overboard in allowing politics and elections to spill ... more »over into a high school conference race.
In a bid to win support for his team which is losing, Rocky tries to make a player out of the opposing leader's son-tall, ungainly Stork Doolen. The boy can't make the grade, but through Rocky's effortshe does develop a remarkable fast pair of hands-and fists. As a result, not only does young Doolen's personality change but the new role also enables him, under pressure and in danger, to help solve Koulee's oldest mystery.« less