A book I read.

Book Report.

Although this is a John Grisham book it has nothing to do with ambitious lawyers, run away juries, conspiring judges, innocent convicts on death row, or ambulance chasers. It’s about NCAA and NBA sports.

The title is ‘Sooley’ by John Grisham, fiction published 2021
Samuel Sooleymon 17-year old six foot two(and growing) basketball star want-to-be from his village in South Sudan gets a rare chance to go to the United States with a traveling African team. With the hopes of being chosen by any college offering a basketball scholarship. Shortly after being invited to play for a small Black college in North Carolina he gets word from his African home his village had been raided and burned down and learns his father was killed and his mother and two brothers escape as refugees into a camp outside of South Sudan. Sooley eventually finds extraordinary success in playing basketball for his small college but not necessarily with a happy ending. A very good summer read. Compelling and gives a good understanding of how amateur and professional basketball sports is organized. A good escape from complicated relationships and obligatory romance. I liked it. Read it. You’ll like it too.

Chuck Ayers

Published by Chuck Oldenfatt the Curmudgeon

If I told you the truth about myself you would think what a wad of chewed gum stuck under a church pew I am. Dull. Ordinary.

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