Break For The Basket by Matt Christopher, 3rd Scholastic paperback printing, TX613, 1968, 91 pages. Illustrated by Foster Caddell.
DESCRIPTION:“Emmett wants to play basketball. Then why is he so afraid every time he plays an important game? Why does he just stand on the court like a wax dummy?
The only one who seems to understand his feelings is the strange man who lives next door. Then Emmett discovers his friend is going away…” (from the back cover)