A second chance to see “Second Chance Season”


Heads up: The outstanding 2007 documentary “Second Chance Season” on former Cleveland High and USC standout Nick Young airs tonight at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The official movie site (linked here) has the trailer that pretty much explains what’s going on with the story here — cameras follow Young through his senior year at Cleveland to see if he can attain an 820 SAT score in order to get into USC, overcoming all kinds of long-term residual affects and setbacks that included having a brother murdered, which led to Young dropping out of Dorsey High before he transfered.
The Daniel Forer directed and co-produced doc debuted in June, ’07 at the L.A. Film Festival to strong reviews.
Young, who left USC after his junior year in ’07, has been with the Washington Wizards entering his second season. He had a career-high 27 points against the Lakers last March.
Forer said ESPN has a 15-year licensing agreement to air the film as it sees fit — and with NBA camps opening soon, a network spokesperson said that was the reason behind putting it on tonight.
Forer also notes that his doc, as well as “Kickin’ It” on the Homeless Cup soccer tournament, was edited by Sherman Oaks’ Jeff Werner.

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