Akatsuki and his good friend Kiyoharu (whom Akatsuki calls Kiyo-chan) have been playing one-on-one basketball for quite sometime. Unfortunately, things started to change after they joined a very strong basketball team in their new school. Both of them were forced to separate into two groups: Kiyoharu was in the "B" group, and poor Akatsuki was put under "F" group, which is known as the "Failure" group. However, Akatsuki was not discouraged at all. He continues to train hard and always has a smile on his face. Will Akatsuki succeed in his promise to Kiyoharu to become an official player? And what is blocking the path to his goal?