"Elite Youth," A New Series From FOX Sports Films and Uninterrupted, Goes Behind The Scenes with Basketball's Future Stars
Season One Features Recent Nike Elite Youth Basketball League Alumni
Cole Anthony (UNC) and Tyrese Maxey (Kentucky)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FOX Sports Films, in association with UNINTERRUPTED, today announced "Elite Youth," a new series about the modern high school basketball superstar. The four-episode debut season follows the most highly sought-after high school basketball players in the country as they compete in Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) during the 2018 circuit. The series documents each player's journey as they navigate high school life and college recruitment while competing at the highest youth level in the sport.
Season one of "Elite Youth" premieres Friday, January 3rd at 11:00 PM ET on FS1, with the next three episodes airing Jan. 10, 17 and 24. The series will also return to FS1 for a second and third season.
"We have been eager to explore the growing world of youth sports, and this exclusive series is the perfect opportunity to do that. It's got big names, big stakes and fantastic action," said Michael Tolajian, Executive Producer, Fox Sports Films. "With each episode of "Elite Youth," the audience will become more and more invested in the stories of these amazing young athletes, many of whom are projected NBA first round draft picks this summer."
"These young men are navigating the ups and downs of high school, just like their peers, while also playing youth basketball at the highest level and contemplating their futures as individuals and athletes," said UNINTERRUPTED's President Devin Johnson. "There's more to each of them than being top recruits, and we're excited to be giving people a window into their journeys."
Season one of "Elite Youth" features EYBL alumni and current college freshmen including Cole Anthony (North Carolina), Tyrese Maxey (Kentucky), De'Vion Harmon (Oklahoma), Rejean "Boogie" Ellis (Memphis), Kenyon Martin Jr. (IMG Academy) and Scottie Pippen Jr. (Vanderbilt). Current NBA stars LeBron James, Bradley Beal and Kevin Durant, as well as legends Scottie Pippen, Greg Anthony (father to Cole), Kenyon Martin and others also appear in the series, sharing their own experiences with the league.
FOX Sports Films is dedicated to presenting captivating global sports documentaries through an unconventional and entertaining lens. Working with FOX Sports' live rights league partners and other expert collaborators, the FOX Sports Films team produces original programming around the world's most compelling sporting events and moments.
About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing FOX Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, the business has ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing relationships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Network; FS1, FS2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Deportes. FOX Sports' digital properties include FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports App, which provides live streaming video of FOX Sports content, instant scores, stats and alerts to iOS and Android devices. Additionally, FOX Sports and social broadcasting platform, Caffeine jointly own Caffeine Studios which creates exclusive eSports, sports and live entertainment content. Also included in FOX Sports' portfolio are FOX's interests in joint-venture business Big Ten Network as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.
UNINTERRUPTED is an athlete empowerment brand founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter. The company is built upon the radical idea that all athletes should have a platform to express themselves without intermediaries. From this premise, a mission was born: to empower athletes from all walks of life to communicate in an unimpeded way and to be More Than an Athlete. UNINTERRUPTED is upending the world of sports media by working with athletes to tell unique, human stories from their point of view. Through content, products, events, partnerships and educational opportunities, UNINTERRUPTED is changing the way athletes engage with the public and empowering them to be known and valued for more than the sport they play.