Basketball County: In The Water had its official trailer released on YouTube today, and it looks like a must-watch for any diehard hooper.
Prince George’s County is renowned for its basketball, and it has sent an inordinate number of ballers to the NBA and beyond, including Kevin Durant, who is behind the movie. Basketball County: In The Water delves into what makes PG County the basketball hotbed that it is. Not to mention, it holds a special place in my heart as the place where I lived and studied for four of the most formative years of my life at the University of Maryland.
Trust me, ball is life in PG County, and this documentary will show it.
Basketball County: In The Water was first announced in February, and Durant’s Thirty Five Ventures is producing it. The Brooklyn Nets superstar grew up in PG County and played for National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Maryland, Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, and Montrose Christian School in Rockville, Maryland.
“This is a project that is near and dear to my heart,” Durant said in a statement earlier this month. “Having grown up in Prince George’s County and with my family residing there today, it’s my life’s mission to not only give back through my foundation but continue to tell the amazing stories of those that have come from here. I’m really excited to be partnering with Showtime and for fans to hear from some of the world’s best players about what PG County means to them.”
Basketball County: In The Water will feature much more than just Durant, though. Insight on past legends, such as Len Bias, will be included, and there will be plenty of more modern-day ballers in the film. Players from Victor Oladipo to Markell Fultz to Ty Lawson, and many others, who have their roots in PG County will be on display.
The documentary will air on Showtime on Friday, May 15 at 9 p.m. EST.