Will is tearing up the court for the school. All eyes are on him. The big game is coming up and the talent scouts will be there.
When Will goes down to the hood for a haircut, he runs into his rival for the big game, Marcus Stokes. Marcus has his son with him and Will discovers that Marcus is not a preppy, but a homeboy who is trying to better himself for his family.
During the big game in front of the scouts, Will misses a shot on purpose so the scouts will look at Marcus instead.
After the game, Marcus visits Will and explains that he's relying on his brains for his future, not basketball.