Everyday I Ball: Young Adult Version by Michael Sanders
By Michael Sanders
June 27, 2015 00:00
In the storyline, we follow the boggling double-lives of two high school student-athletes named Razah & Mizz. On the outside, the two boys appear to epitomize the high school dreams of book smarts, athletic prowess and popularity. There are darker forces at work however, as the two young men find themselves pressured by their unrelenting and heartbreaking inner-city environment. As the pages turn, Razah and Mizz learn to apply their wits and charisma to a series of dastardly deeds, deception and even a high-tech bank heist in order to finance their master plan: the invention of the most powerfully addictive legal substance known to man and the foundation of a clandestine network large enough to export it worldwide. Can the boys maintain their double lives as ball players while friends, family, and the ever lurking city detectives become embroiled in their schemes?
According to the author, this book contains explanations of how to engage in illegal/unethical/immoral activities that would be determined to be so by mainstream society.
The author has indicated that this book contains questionable content for children under 13.
In the Spotlight
“Thanks for tuning in, this is Sportscenter and I’m your host, Sage Steele. Today’s Sportscenter Spotlight is on Mizzier Sanders and Myshawn Greene, two home boys from Waterbury, Connecticut who are two huge names in the world of high school sports. Mizzier, better known as Mizzary or Mizz and Myshawn, also known as Razah, for his sharp style and clean moves on the field, are both the number one ranked players in their respective high school sports. Mizzary is Sacred Heart High School’s point guard, ranked first in his class academically and is president of the National Honor Society. Razah is Sacred Heart’s running back, ranked second in his class and is vice-president of the National Honor Society. They are both fifteen-year-old sophomores and, as you would expect, they are the most popular duo; not only in their city and state, but also in the nation.
These two kids have the whole package, including the game and the brains, and are both being heavily recruited by big-time universities. As sophomores, some analysts say they could both go pro right now and not only play, but also be effective and do work. They haven’t seen the likes of these student-athletes in these two sports in decades. In basketball, as the likes of Lebron James, Mizzary is America’s new phenom. Razah on the other hand, has athleticism and lateral movement that we haven’t seen since the likes of Walter Payton and Barry Sanders. He’s like Michael Jackson with a football! Academically, they both have the ACT and SAT scores to qualify for college eligibility.
In their spare time, these two remarkable young men co-teach an ACT/SAT course. I hear Mizzier is a genius with an IQ of 168. These two boys are a force with which to be reckoned! The best part is that they are the best of friends and neighbors. Wow, what a great story! Folks, if that doesn’t inspire you, get someone to check your pulse, because you’re not breathing! This is Sage Steele reporting from Sportscenter.”