Seventeen-year-old Samuel Sooleyman comes from a village in South Sudan, a war-torn country where one third of the population is a refugee. His great love is basketball at which he is exceptionally talented.
He’s invited to a youth tournament in America. If he succeeds his life will change beyond recognition. But it’s the longest of long shots. There are hundreds of better-known players ahead of him.
A success beckons, devastating news reached Samuel from home. Caught between his dream and the nightmare unfolding thousands of miles away. ‘Sooley’ has only one chance to do what no other player has achieved in the history of his chosen game: become a legend in twelve short months.