Beastie Boy makes basketball documentary

Adam Yauch delves into the world of high school sports

Beastie BoysAdam Yauch has made a documentary about American basketball.

‘Gunnin’ For That No. 1 Spot’ is due out in the US on June 27, and chronicles several high school basketball players aiming to make it big.

Many of the players he filmed when he began the project two years ago are now some of college basketball’s biggest stars, including Kansas State‘s Michael Beasley and UCLA‘s Kevin Love.

Yauch said that he was struck by the amount of attention the potential basketball stars generated at such a young age.

“They have this infrastructure around them, and they are being groomed for stardom,” he told the Associated Press.

“When I was in high school I wasn’t getting the quantity of media that these guys are,” he said. “But it’s not necessarily a bad thing.”

The film is set to premiere at New York‘s Tribeca Film Festival on April 28.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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