In a flashback, Youhei, along with Mitsui's other friends, all confessed to the teachers that they came to get revenge on Mitsui for leaving their gang in favour of joining the basketball team. Mitsui was let off easy, while the others were suspended 3 days, but that was a small price for what they gave to their friends.
Meanwhile, everyone is training hard for the inter high tournament, even Mitsui. Despite not playing basketball for 2 years, he has shown that his stroke hasn't gone anywhere. Sakuragi is with Haruko, discussing Shohoku's chances at the tournament.
She really thinks they could conquer the nation, like what Akagi, Mitsui, and Miyagi, are aiming for. Along with Sakuragi, and maybe Rukawa. Their first opponent is Miuradia, whose only goal is to defeat Kainan. However, they might have to change that, for everyone's ignorant of some recent new members that came back to the team on Shohoku.