The rules of basketball are clear, the thin line between love and danger, not so much.
Seventeen-year-old Tyrese Winston is the son of an Arizona senator and a key player on the Lincoln High School's basketball team. He had it all. After his father's fatal heart attack Tyrese receives another crushing blow, his long-lost mother died months ago.
Letica Martinez is all about family. She takes after her mother: strong, independent, and loving toward her siblings. However, she doesn't like the family business - cleaning up dead bodies for a drug cartel. Love it or hate it, Letica can never disappoint her mother. Working for a notorious drug cartel isn't her only problem, though. In South Phoenix, the drama between gangs is heating up - adding to the body count.
When Tyrese is sent to live with his mother's best friend, who turns out to be Letica's mother, things start going downhill pretty fast. Only Mrs. Martinez has welcoming arms for him, as the Martinez brothers don't want another person to share food with, and Letica doesn't want him anywhere near her drama-loving sister.
Letica will do anything for her mother, including taking over the family business when the time comes. But deep down all she wants is a new life, one out of South Phoenix. New in town and completely out of his element, Tyrese needs to leave this "slum" behind and just fast-forward to dorm life. Yet, without a basketball team or his father's money, Tyrese has no way to escape from this new reality.
For these two teens, their worlds are about to collide. As Letica tells Tyrese more about the mother he lost, the two come to find out they are not too different. To Letica, family and loyalty are everything, but in a world of gang wars and looming drug cartels, there's a choice to be made, for her freedom, and possibly even her life.