A gate slams shut, sending a jolt of reality through seventeen-year-old Jayson Jackson’s entire body. As an officer pats him down, Jayson secretly hopes that tomorrow, when he turns eighteen, his life will finally be his own. But he knows it will not be easy. Two years ago, he accidentally shot his best friend. Once again, Jayson is the victim of stolen opportunities.
Now left helpless as he awaits a judge’s decision to either let him walk free or give him a sentence that could land him in a correctional facility for a long time. Jayson reflects on the friendship he once shared with Michael-Stephens all-star athlete, high school scholar and aspiring singer. On the surface, Michael, also known as Mr. Basketball, appeared to have it all. But no one but Jayson knew that he and Michael shared a powerful kinship created through similar childhood tragedies. Now with the help of his grandmother and his uncle Scott, Jayson must learn to reconcile his past in order to move forward with his future.
Set against the sometimes-gritty backdrop of Detroit, this poignant saga reveals an unforgettable message of forgiveness, responsibility and second chances as a young man struggles to regain his life after a horrible mistake.