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[12/20/21 - 07:37 AM]
FOX Sports Films and UNINTERRUPTED Announce Season 3 of "Elite Youth" Premieres January 6 on FS1
The series follows the country's top high school basketball players through the 2021 Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), revealing the trials and tribulations of high school life, high-stakes college recruitment and basketball stardom, all before the age of 18.

[via press release from FOX Sports]

FOX SPORTS FILMS AND UNINTERRUPTED ANNOUNCE SEASON 3 OF 'ELITE YOUTH' PREMIERES JANUARY 6 ON FS1

Featuring Appearances by NBA Stars Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook, New Season Highlights Top High School Basketball Players from Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League

LOS ANGELES - FOX Sports Films, in association with the athlete empowerment brand UNINTERRUPTED (part of The SpringHill Company), announced today the third season of "Elite Youth" is set to premiere on Thursday, January 6 at 6:00 PM ET on FS1. Airing over four consecutive weeks, the series follows the country's top high school basketball players through the 2021 Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL), revealing the trials and tribulations of high school life, high-stakes college recruitment and basketball stardom, all before the age of 18.

After a year off due to the pandemic, the EYBL returns bigger than ever in an NBA-inspired two-week bubble format. Emotions run high as the best talent in the country battle it out for college scholarships and bragging rights to be crowned Peach Jam tournament champions.

The upcoming season will include interviews and appearances by NBA all-stars Carmelo Anthony and Russell Westbrook and will feature top-college basketball prospects including:

· Kyle Filipowski | Wilbraham, Mass. | Committed to DUKE

· Matt Filipowski | Wilbraham, Mass. | Undeclared

· Jalen Duren | Montverde, Fla. | Committed to MEMPHIS TIGERS

· Derrick Lively II | Bellefonte, Penn. | Committed to DUKE

· Dariq Whitehead | Newark, New Jersey | Committed to DUKE

· Judah Mintz | Washington, DC | Not currently committed to a team

· Dior Johnson | Napa, Calif. | Committed to OREGON DUCKS

· Chris Bunch | Mount Pleasant, Utah | Committed to SYRACUSE

· Vincent Iwuchukwu | Montverde, Fla. | Committed to USC TROJANS

· Jordan Walsh | Cedar Hill, Texas | Committed to ARKANSAS

"This new season features some of the most exciting high school basketball stars in the country and delivers all the action and intense drama that comes with being an elite player," said Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President of Content, FOX Sports. "We are proud to be working with UNINTERRUPTED to be able to tell these young men's inspiring stories of determination and drive that have propelled them to the top of their sport and showcase what it takes to achieve their dreams of making a college team and having a future career in the NBA."

Past stars of "Elite Youth" who went on to NBA careers include Cole Anthony (Orlando Magic), Tyrese Maxey (Philadelphia 76ers) and Kenyon Martin Jr. (Houston Rockets) from season one; and R.J. Hampton (Orlando Magic), Ziare Williams (Memphis Grizzlies), Jalen Green (Houston Rockets), Josh Christopher (Houston Rockets) from season two. Seasons one and two can be viewed on Tubi.

"Elite Youth" is produced by FOX Sports Films in association with UNINTERRUPTED (part of The SpringHill Company). The series is created and co-produced by Josh Kahn of UNINTERRUPTED and created, directed, and produced by Rashad Floyd. The executive producers, under UNINTERRUPTED, are Maverick Carter, Devin Johnson, Jamal Henderson, and Philip Byron along with co-executive producer Courtney Whitaker.

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.

For more information, visit FOX Sports Press Pass and follow @FOXSportsPR on Twitter.

--FOX SPORTS--

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, a licensing and commercial relationship with The Stars Group that created the FOX Bet sports betting platform and the FOX Bet Super 6 free-to-play game, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

About UNINTERRUPTED

UNINTERRUPTED is an athlete empowerment media, experiences and consumer product brand that is part of The SpringHill Company, the media conglomerate spearheaded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter with the mission to empower greatness in every individual. UNINTERRUPTED's original content properties, including The Shop: UNINTERRUPTED, Kneading Dough and More Than An Athlete, are impacting culture and inspiring important conversations within and beyond sport and entertainment.





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