Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Street Stops Here Featuring Mike Rosario and Jio Fontan

The Street Stops Here is a documentary about one of the most successful high school basketball programs and the struggle the school is having keeps its doors open. St. Anthony's in Jersey City, New Jersey is one of the few schools of its kind still operating in urban America. Its has a rich history of helping young men who exhibit prodigious talent on the basketball court reach their potential. Legendary coach, Bob Hurley Sr, has been the Head Basketball Coach for over 30 years. With over 900 wins and 25 state titles over 95% of the players who graduate from St. Anthony's go on to play in college. Leave aside all the championships and state titles he has won Coach Hurley saves lifes. St. Athony's is located in one of the most dangerous parts of New Jersey and most of the kids are from that area. His players select getting an education and playing basketball over "the block". To keep his players in school and out of trouble Coach Hurley ends up being more than just a coach. He is a dad, uncle, advisor and big brother.

The Street Stops Here follows the 2007-2008 team that went 32-0, won the mythical high school national championship and sent six players to Division 1 colleges. The movie features two of the starters from 2009 Puerto Rico 19U National Team, Mike Rosaio and Jio Fontan.

If your kids play basketball or you are a fan of the game check out the official site and trailer. The documentary will be released in 2010.