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Apple’s Makur Maker docuseries debuts April 22 |

ByRandall B. Phelps

Apr 1, 2022

April 1, 2022

Apple TV+ has announced that its new five-part documentary series The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketballtelling the inspiring coming of age story of basketball phenom Makur Maker, will make its worldwide debut April 22 on Apple TV+.

Seth Gordon and Director produce the series that follows Maker, the NBA prospect who made global headlines with his groundbreaking decision to quit the NBA and play for Howard University, making him the player of top-ranked high school in the modern recruiting era. at a historically black university (HBCU).

The docuseries is an intimate look at Maker’s life as a student-athlete dreaming of reaching the NBA, while unexpected physical challenges and a global pandemic threaten his college career. out of court, The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball explores how his journey after fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child and his tight support system led him to an HBCU, and in turn, allowed him to make a statement impactful following America’s cultural response to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Besides Gordon, the executive producers are Nikki Calabrese, Andrew Fried, Dane Lillegard, Sarina Roma, Jordan Wynn, Luis Lopez, Julia Gunn and Sony Pictures Television. The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball is produced for Apple by Exhibit A and Boardwalk Pictures.