A boy, a ball, a basket, and a dream. That’s the romantic image of a young kid pursuing the dream of playing professional hoops. But what happens when things get in the way of that dream? Jerome Jenkins could tell you. He grew up on the L.A. blacktops. Honing his game after his idol, Magic Johnson, Jerome emerged into a phenom at Inglewood High School. He had offers from all the top tier programs – Duke, UNC, Kansas, and most intriguing to him, Michigan State (Magic’s alma mater). But when he got his high school girlfriend, Sierra Taylor, pregnant, dreams of becoming the next great Spartan flew out the window.
Directed by Josh Mitchell
Written by Tanner Grover
Shot and Edited by Chris Kaiser
Starring Patrick Jemerigbe as UCLA basketball phenom "Jerome Jenkins".