I Am Charlotte Simmons - Study Guide Chapter 2 "The Whole Black Player Thing" Summary & Analysis

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The chapter opens at a pre-season basketball scrimmage at Dupont. It is August and although the team can't actually practice, according to regulations, Coach Buster Roth strongly encourages pickup games between his players. In the middle of a game the reader is introduced to Jojo Johanssen: six-feet-ten and 250 pounds. He is also the only white starting player on the basketball team and feels that he has a lot to prove. His counterpart on the skins team is a freshman named Congers. He is black and almost as big as Jojo. The shirts are the starting five players and the skins are the backups. Congers was recruited out of high school by the coach Buster Roth. Congers is playing a very assertive game and Jojo doesn't like the pressure. He elbows Congers and slam-dunks the ball...

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