This used to be one of my favorites.
The manga started off great - I thought the female lead wasn't like a lot of the other shoujo heroines, who are usually clumsy or too sensitive. This female lead was interesting. It was something new to me, and I really enjoyed it. Plus, I'm not even that into sports, but I found the basketball matches to be sort of intense and it just made the manga more enjoyable for me. I also liked to see the relationships between the people in the basketball team. I liked how there was certainly a big focus on romance, but we got to see the basketball part too.
However, things were getting old.
I feel like the manga should have ended when Naruse, the male lead, graduated high school. However, the story follows the two to college.
For me, it just feels like it's dragging on for too long, and everything is sort of repeating itself again, especially with the new couple, but with more drama.
I'm still following the series, just not as enthusiastically as before, because I do want to see a good ending.
However, does start off good, so I do recommend it...it just gets a little boring after a while, but that's just my opinion.