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Final Cut

The Story

Ryan, Zeke, Eli, and Miles are four close friends who will soon be trying out for their 8th grade basketball team. They're not great, but they're not slouches either. Basketball is their life. They spend hours playing hoop together and hold their own against good teams in a 3-on-3 street tournament in the city. When they are not playing basketball, they are hanging out in Ryan's basement trying to figure out their chances of making the school team. The tryouts become not only a test of their athletic ability but their friendship too.

The History

Michael Jordan didn't make the varsity team the first time he tried out, but he didn't get discouraged. He kept playing. Another basketball great — Bill Russell — had trouble making his high school team.