A faith-driven basketball star must prove his true identity or miss the playoffs when he discovers his godless mother abducted and raised him under an alias.
The conflict between the “faith-driven” young man and his “godless” mother is clear, but everything else is a muddle. How does he find out he is abducted? To whom does he have to prove his true identity?? Why? Is membership on the basketball team limited to people of specific ethnic background? Wouldn’t finding his real parents be more important than a basketball game for a “faith-driven” young man?
In other words, the chief attributes of the protagonist and antagonist are not driving the story. If you told us that after finding out his mother abducted him as a child, his faith told him to turn his mother over to the police, then you would be closer to a story driven by the characters.
Under either scenario, I have no problem understanding why he would want to find his father.
But what I don’t understand is why he must find him NOW?? Why can’t he wait a few weeks until after the playoffs — the March madness period — is over with?? The dramatic dilemma feels contrived.