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Sports Fans Jump Through Hoops to Recall Who Invented the Jump Shot in Documentary’s Exclusive SXSW Clip


Sports Fans Jump Through Hoops to Recall Who Invented the Jump Shot in Documentary’s Exclusive SXSW Clip

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Former collegiate basketball player, Kenny Sailors, in director Jacob Hamilton’s biographical sports documentary, ‘Jumpshot: The Kenny Sailors Story.’

Basketball fans are jumping through hoops to recall who invented the popular scoring method of the jump shot. The inquiry into the identity of the celebrated athlete asks such diverse enthusiasts as NBA players and coaches, collegiate basketball players, ESPN workers and newspaper reporters if they knew the man who came up with the shot, which can be seen in a new new clip from the biographical documentary, ‘Jump Shot: The Kenny Sailors Story.’ In honor of the sports film having its World Premiere tomorrow morning at SXSW, ShockYa is exclusively debuting the latest video from the movie, which is titled ‘Of All Places.’

‘Jump Shot,’ which was directed by Jacob Hamilton, looks at the origin of the jump shot in basketball. The story shows how one accomplished former collegiate player, Sailors, helped change the game forever with his leaping one-hander move. In addition to Sailors, the documentary also features Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Bobby Knight, Jay Bilas, Nancy Lieberman and Clark Kellogg.

The following synopsis for ‘Jump Shot’ has been released:

Introducing his never before seen ‘leaping one-hander’ to the masses on a national level, Kenny Sailors quickly grew to be a fan favorite while leading his Wyoming Cowboys to the Collegiate National Championship in Madison Square Garden in 1943. But after playing on several losing teams in an unstable, emerging league now known as the NBA, Kenny disappeared into the Alaskan wilderness, only to be forgotten by the sport he helped pioneer. Now, nearly sixty years later, the multitude of people he has touched along the way have forced his humble reemergence.

‘Jump Shot’ is set to premiere tomorrow at 11:15am at Atom Theater at the Austin Convention Center during the Documentary Spotlight section. The movie will also screen at the Austin-based film festival on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:15pm at Alamo Lamar A, and on Wednesday, March 13 at 8:30pm at Alamo Lamar D.

ShockYa's Exclusive 'Jump Shot' Clip
ShockYa's Exclusive 'Jump Shot' Clip

ShockYa is debuting an exclusive clip from director Jacob Hamilton's biographical sports documentary, 'Jumpshot: The Kenny Sailors Story.'

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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