Last Shot - John Feinstein Book Report

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Book Report Last Shot By: John Feinstein Stevie Thomas and Susan Anderson were winners of a 14 year old and under writing contest sponsored by the USA Basketball Writers Association. As top prize for their success of winning the contest they got to go to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four held in New Orleans. At the final four they would get to meet and interview players from the four universities competing in the event. In addition, Stevie and Susan had their picture taken for the cover of the Workers Journalist. Duke, St. Joes, Minnesota State, and Connecticut were the schools fighting for the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship. Susan did her report to win her contest on Coach K for Duke. Susan lived in North Carolina and was a big Duke fan. Stevie who hated Duke, wanted St. Joes to win the hoops tourney. Stevie gave his report on the Palastra; the infamous basketball arena located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When Stevie and Susan arrived in New Orleans where the final four was taking place, they were given media passes to the event. Stevie and Susan went to the CBS station to conduct interviews with players and coaches. Upon arriving at the station, Stevie and Susan saw Chip Graber. Chip, who was Stevie’s favorite player on the Minnesota St. roster, was having a conversation with someone. Stevie and Susan hid to listen in on the conversation. It turned out, that the man talking to Chip Graber was attempting to blackmail Chip into throwing the championship game! The man had gambling debts to pay and threatened Chip with a falsified transcript which would disqualify Chip and his team from the tourney. When finding out about the blackmail, Stevie and Susan talked to Chip and tried to help him. After talking to Chip, Stevie and Susan were…...

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