College basketball isn’t a game, it’s a business.
A young Robby Benson, 14 years before voicing The Beast in Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast, learns this the hard way.
A hoops hotshot at home, he’s wooed by multiple colleges, signing with a powerhouse which isn’t called UCLA, but we’re supposed to assume it is.
Once there, though, he clashes with a sadistic coach, trapped in a world of illegal inducements and unrelenting pressure to succeed.
His only lifeline is his tutor, who soon becomes a girlfriend.
Not a mere rah-rah sports film, this one goes deeper, hitting nothing but net.