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Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness
Outside Shot Big Dreams Hard Times and One County's Quest for Basketball Greatness Author:Keith O'Brien The powerful true story of a small-town team, a struggling American community, and a fight for redemption The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once?and with good reason. For years, they gave fans in Central Kentucky, deep in the heart of basketball country, just what they wanted: titles, rankings and countless trips to the monu... more »mental state tournament. But in 2009, with the economy sputtering, anger rising and the team mired in a two-year drought, the community had begun to lose faith in its boys. They weren?t local heroes anymore; they were ?mini-athlete gods,? burdened by unmeetable expectations.
Outside Shot follows four of the team?s top seniors and their coach as they struggle to redeem themselves in the face impossible odds: fans turned against them, parents demanding athletic greatness, scouts weighing their every move. It delves deep inside the lives of the boys, their families and their community?divided along lines of race, politics, religion and basketball. And it chronicles not only the high-stakes world of Kentucky basketball, but the battle for the soul of small-town America..« less