The Shohoku Prefecture High School basketball team has the dedication and discipline it takes to be the best. Takenori Akagi, team captain and starting center, dreams of making it to the finals of Nationals, but, as a third year (essentially a senior), this is his last shot at a championship. But to win, hotshot freshmen, like superstar Kaede Rukawa and basketball novice, Hanamichi Sakuragi, must learn to play together as a team. If winning isn’t everything, why is second place less desirable than first place?
I didn't know the manga went through the nationals because the anime ends exactly at that point, when things are finally going to get good. It wasn't much of an ending either, just an unfinished anime but overall it was worth watching, specially episode 93 when the coach teaches Sakuragui how to shoot.