Jumpshot (2017)

Rating: TBD / Genre: Biography, Documentary / Runtime: TBD
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“Jumpshot” uncovers the inspiring true story of Kenny Sailors, the proclaimed developer of the modern day jump shot in basketball, and how the zenith of our lives doesn’t end in our athletic prime. Introducing this never before seen “leaping one-hander” to the masses on a national level Kenny quickly grew to be a fan favorite while leading his Wyoming Cowboys to the Collegiate National Championship in Madison Square Garden in the 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 Kenny’s humble reemergence. This film will follow Kenny’s supporters’ ongoing efforts to not only get him in recognized in the Naismith Hall of Fame, but also, to uncover the man behind the shot and why the sport he helped define never defined him.

Director/Writer/Producer: Jacob Hamilton
Editor: Grant Myers
Basketball Consultant: Ty Clark
Producers: Russell Wayne Groves, Andrew Lee

CAST

  • Kenny Sailors
    as Himself

  • Bobby Knight
    as Himself

  • Jay Bilas
    as Himself

  • Tim Legler
    as Himself

  • Kiki Vandeweghe
    as Himself

  • Portland Trail Blazers v Denver Nuggets

    Chip Engelland
    as Himself

  • Jon Fish
    as Himself

  • Mark Price
    as Himself

  • Jud Heathcote
    as Himself

  • Lou Carnesecca
    as Himself

  • Jerry Krause
    as Himself

  • Brad Botkin
    as Himself

  • Albert Chen
    as Himself

  • Cal Ramsey
    as Himself

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