Kuroko finally joins the first string of the Teiko basketball team and is tasked with mentoring the new recruit Kise.
Meanwhile, Nijimura decides to step down from the captain position and names Akashi as his successor. Using a new playstyle centered around Akashi, Teiko racks up the victories at the national middle school tournament.
However, Aomine's unparalleled skill makes him lose motivation. Meanwhile, Kuroko is reunited with his friend Ogiwara Shigehiro... ...more