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|Through the Fire|
|Directed by||Jonathan Hock|
|Produced by|| Jonathan Hock|
Philip A. Aromando
|Music by|| Pete Miser |
|Edited by|| Sam Citron|
|Distributed by|| ESPN |
Cinema Libre Studio
Through the Fire is a 2005 documentary film. The film focuses on Sebastian Telfair as he goes through his senior year at Abraham Lincoln High School in New York City. Throughout the film, Sebastian is faced with the choice between college in Louisville or making the jump from high school to the NBA.
Sebastian Telfair is a retired American professional basketball player who last played for the Fujian Sturgeons of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). Telfair was the 13th overall pick in the 2004 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers out of Abraham Lincoln High School. He had committed to the University of Louisville and head coach Rick Pitino during his senior year, but decided to turn professional instead. Telfair is the cousin of former NBA player Stephon Marbury.
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