Richie Harrigan, an Iowa farm boy, is a crusading basketball player. Under six feet tall, he is determined to prove that one need not be a giant to excel in the game, that basketball is a game of skill and can be played by men of moderate size. His career with the Panthers is troubled, not only by prejudice on the part of his teammates and by corruption, but also by a disturbing affection he feels for the daughter of the team manager. But Richie's crusade is won in a scene filled with basketball excitement, and all ends well for the young athlete. Good basketball detail, routine adventure, and a style which is less than adequate make this a book for readers whose interests are exclusively in the game.