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Nick Budabin's documentary follows the thoughtful, resolute, and charming young basketball hopeful Keifer Sykes from his last year in high school to his four stellar years as a point guard at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to his postgraduate pursuit of a professional career. Budabin, a show runner at Vice Media, was in Chicago in 2011, producing a documentary about Oprah Winfrey, when he met Sykes, then a senior varsity player for John Marshall Metropolitan High School in East Garfield Park. Budabin decided he'd found an ideal documentary subject, while Sykes was enthusiastic at the idea of emulating Arthur Agee, one of the protagonists of Steve James's Hoop Dreams (1994), who had also played for Marshall. Continue reading>>

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