Fourteen-year-old Levi loves to play basketball with his best friend, Mike Mulaney. But as Mike grows seven feet tall and dominates middle school competition, Levi realizes he might be left behind. The tension builds as Mike's home life suffers, and his family encounters racism. As the middle school season ends and Mike is asked to join varsity's run at a state title, Levi feels his friend slipping away. Can he learn to balance friendship with these big changes? And when the worst news imaginable hits, can Levi live for more than the game?