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A reporting tour de force and an utterly gripping account Outside Shot unmistakably triumphs, with the reader rooting hard for the Cardinals—and delighted that OBrien has brought his considerable skills to telling their story.  —Wayne Coffey, New York Times Book Review The Cardinals of Scott County High School were beloved once---and with good reason. For years, the boys and their legendary coach gave fans in central Kentucky, deep in the heart of basketball country, just what they wanted state titles, national rankings, and countless trips to Kentuckys one-of-a-kind state tournament, where winning and losing can change a young mans life. But in 2009, with the economy sputtering, anger rising, and Scott County mired in a two-year drought, fans had begun to lose faith in the boys.

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