Margin Notes

After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay


Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops introduces us to Bunny Thompson and Nasir Blake.  The boys have grown up together as best friends and teammates.  All that changed, however, when Bunny accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the prestigious prep school, St. Sebastian.

Bunny is driven to be the best player he can, motivated by the hopes that a successful career in basketball will help him support his family financially.  He is trying to navigate through his new existence as an outsider wherever he goes—he doesn’t feel like he fits in with the wealthy students at his new school and his old friends from his neighborhood treat him like he abandoned his team.  He questions whether he should have taken, or even deserves, the exceptional opportunity he has been given. (more…)