Gunnin' for That No. 1 Spot
|Gunnin' For That #1 Spot|
|Directed by||Adam Yauch|
|Produced by||Adam Yauch
|Editing by||Neal Usatin
|Distributed by||Oscilloscope Laboratories|
|Running time||90 minutes|
Gunnin' For That #1 Spot is a 2008 documentary directed by Adam Yauch, founding member of the Beastie Boys. The movie premiered at the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival in April 2008 and opened in theaters June 27, 2008.
The film follows 8 of the top high school basketball players in the US at the time of filming, in 2006. The plot centers around the first annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic at the legendary Rucker Park in Harlem.
By 2009, six of the eight players had joined NBA teams.
- Jerryd Bayless - Drafted 11th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2008 NBA Draft.
- Michael Beasley - Drafted 2nd overall by the Miami Heat in the 2008 NBA Draft.
- Tyreke Evans - Drafted 4th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2009 NBA Draft.
- Donté Greene - Drafted 28th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2008 NBA Draft.
- Brandon Jennings - Drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2009 NBA Draft.
- Kevin Love - Drafted 5th overall by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2008 NBA Draft.
- Kyle Singler - Drafted 33rd overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2011 NBA Draft.
- Lance Stephenson - Drafted 40th overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA Draft.
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- "Brothers on the Slide" by Cymande
- "Running Away" by Roy Ayers
- "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool and the Gang
- "Cissy Strut" by The Meters
- "Number One Spot" by Ludacris
- "Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa
- "Halftime" by Nas
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- "My Lifestyle" by Fat Joe
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- "Let's do it Again" by The Staple Singers
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