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Outside Shot: Big Dreams, Hard Times, and One County's Quest for…

por Keith O'Brien

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"A reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account...Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals--and delighted that O'Brien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story." --Wayne Coffey,New York Times Book Review The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once---and with good reason. For years, the boys and their legendary coach gave fans in central Kentucky, deep in the heart of basketball country, just what they wanted: state titles, national rankings, and countless trips to Kentucky's one-of-a-kind state tournament, where winning and losing can change a young man's life. But in 2009, with the economy sputtering, anger rising, and Scott County mired in a two-year drought, fans had begun to lose faith in the boys. They weren't the heroes of Scott County anymore; they were "mini-athlete gods," haunted by dreams, burdened by expectations, and desperate to escape through the only means they knew: basketball. InOutside Shot, Keith O'Brien takes us on an epic journey, from the bluegrass hills and broken homes of rural America, to inner-city Lexington, to Kentucky's most hallowed hall: Rupp Arena, where high school tournament games are known to draw twenty-thousand people, and where, for the players and their fans, it feels like anything is possible. The narrative follows four of the team's top seniors and their coach as they struggle to redeem themselves in the face of impossible odds: once-loyal fans now turned against them, parents who demand athletic greatness, and scouts who weigh 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 sports. And it chronicles not only the high-stakes world of Kentucky basketball, but the battle for thesoul of small-town America. A story of inspiration and poignancy, filled with moments of drama on and off the court,Outside Shot shows that if it's hard to win basketball games, it can be even harder to win at life itself.… (mais)

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Some chapters, particularly those dealing with historical background, were fairly interesting, but for the most part this story could have been written about almost any high school team in the country. Other teams wouldn't, obviously, have as much basketball talent, but all high school teams have players who go through as much or more than the Scott County players in this book. Also, even though Coach Hicks has a lot of high school wins, I just don't see him as having the qualities of a coach who realizes there is more to being a coach/teacher than wins and losses. Never once did he talk to his kids about their lives outside of basketball. He didn't show a concern for developing character or for teaching any life-long lessons through his sport.

I kept expecting some theme to develop in this story, but it never came. The story mostly chronicles what happened during one season of high school basketball. None of the characters show any growth or development. The chapters on parents trying to redshirt their middle school kids and on athletes transferring schools provided great opportunities to expand the scope of the book. But all we got instead was repeating meaningless comments or conversations some of the characters had. This book is much overrated. ( )
  ChuckRinn | Oct 4, 2020 |
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"A reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account...Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals--and delighted that O'Brien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story." --Wayne Coffey,New York Times Book Review The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once---and with good reason. For years, the boys and their legendary coach gave fans in central Kentucky, deep in the heart of basketball country, just what they wanted: state titles, national rankings, and countless trips to Kentucky's one-of-a-kind state tournament, where winning and losing can change a young man's life. But in 2009, with the economy sputtering, anger rising, and Scott County mired in a two-year drought, fans had begun to lose faith in the boys. They weren't the heroes of Scott County anymore; they were "mini-athlete gods," haunted by dreams, burdened by expectations, and desperate to escape through the only means they knew: basketball. InOutside Shot, Keith O'Brien takes us on an epic journey, from the bluegrass hills and broken homes of rural America, to inner-city Lexington, to Kentucky's most hallowed hall: Rupp Arena, where high school tournament games are known to draw twenty-thousand people, and where, for the players and their fans, it feels like anything is possible. The narrative follows four of the team's top seniors and their coach as they struggle to redeem themselves in the face of impossible odds: once-loyal fans now turned against them, parents who demand athletic greatness, and scouts who weigh 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 sports. And it chronicles not only the high-stakes world of Kentucky basketball, but the battle for thesoul of small-town America. A story of inspiration and poignancy, filled with moments of drama on and off the court,Outside Shot shows that if it's hard to win basketball games, it can be even harder to win at life itself.

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