Coach was running us like there was no tomorrow. I guessed that was the idea. For everybody except twelve of us there wasn't going to be a tomorrow because he was picking the team after this tryout. . It's a new season for Nick and Kia and once again they have to prove they've got what it takes to make the Mississauga Magic rep team. There is no free ride on Coach Barkley's team. The tryouts are tough but fair and it looks like the nucleus of last year's team will be together once again. But there is one new player who seems to have the skills to impress the coach. Though Ashton has great skills, he's not much of a team player. On top of that he's not even sure he wants to make the team. Unable to imagine that anyone wouldn't want to play for the Magic, Nick and Kia set out to solve this dilemma and learn some tough lessons along the way. Underdog is the seventh installment in Eric Walter's popular basketball series for young readers. The first six titles in the series have all been bestsellers. When not writing, Eric spends his time visiting kids in classrooms all over the country. Underdog is the seventh of eight books in the Nick and Kia basketball series. Book one is Three on Three. Book two is Full Court Press. Book three is Hoop Crazy! Book four is Long Shot. Book five is Road Trip. Book six is Off Season. Book eight is Triple Threat.Walters, Eric is the author of 'Underdog', published 2004 under ISBN 9781551433028 and ISBN 1551433028.