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Hoop Dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball
players in the NBA. The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. The idea for
the book came from the documentary movie, Hoop Dreams, which is a true story.
Arthur Agee and William Gates are the names of the two boys who were
followed from eighth grade to twelve grade to do the movie.
Arthur Agee was a 5'6 125 pound guard from the playgrounds of Chicago
when St Joseph recruiters saw him. Arthur was playing against guy's three
years older than he was and he was still the best in the neighborhood.
Arthur's parents Bo and Sheila Agee were very poor people who were on cocaine
and could not support their family. Big Earl, the guy who recruited Arthur
told his family that St. Joe's would be able to pay Arthur's tuition if he
played basketball for them. Arthur went to St. Joe's and met William Gates.
They had become friends in grade school but had never really do...
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