A gangling 6'4"", skinny Lee Bennett (""Bones"" to his friends) is the odd man out even on the basketball court of Cumberland Junior High. Following the advice of a former Cumberland student and current basketball pro, Lee spends a summer exercising with weights. Though he makes the team in the fall, he is clearly no asset. Between the biting jibes of his arch rival and his own mistakes, Bones Bennett fears the worst. Yet practice, tenacity and confidence are the trump cards, and Lee makes the grade on the court to the cheers of all. Bones Bennett's weight training program is outlined at the end of a story which is mediocre in structure and lacking in sufficient action.