ON THE DEVIL'S COURT
New York : Avon, 1991.
IL YA RL 7.3 .
Faust wants to go to public school because he wants to play basketball.
He's tired of being on a second-rate private school team. His dad, a successful
scientist, wants him to look beyond high school basketball and get into
Sanford. Joe plays backlot basketball all summer long and plays basketball
practically in the dark in an old abandoned gym downtown. He gets so good
and his dad gets so sick at the same time he begins to believe the Devil
has answered his wish to be the star of a team and have a 24-0 win record
for the season. The evidence is convincing from being asked to try out
to scoring 30 points a game, Joe Faust has reason to wonder if his own
sense of invincibility is related to that of the famous Dr. Faustus he's
studying in English class. For an exciting basketball story, read "On The
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