Kansas University sophomore basketball guard Tyshawn Taylor, who is featured in the documentary film, “The Street Stops Here,” was able to view an advance copy of the 90-minute movie.
“I liked it,” Taylor said of the piece on his alma mater — St. Anthony High School of Jersey City, N.J.
It will air at 9 p.m. Wednesday on PBS.
“I think they did a good job of showing coach (Bob) Hurley and who he really is. I think it did a good job showing our struggles and things we go through at that school. I think it was good, and I hope they can make lots of money off it (through DVD sales),” Taylor added.
“The Street Stops Here,” is billed by Team Works Media “as a portrait of one of the country’s best high school basketball coaches, Bob Hurley, Sr., and his career-long struggle to inspire and motivate those around him in order to keep open the doors of a poor, inner-city Catholic school.”
The film chronicles the 2008 season in which Taylor and five other future Div. I players competed for St. Anthony — which went 32-0 and won USA Today’s mythical national championship.
“This is a story about teenagers fighting their way out of the ’hood, armed with little more than a basketball and the hard wisdom of a fierce, demanding coach,” Team Works Media added in its promo.
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