Draft one day, movie the next

June 26, 2008|By STEFEN LOVELACE

The day after Donte Greene presumably is selected in the first round of the NBA draft, he will hit the screen in a movie.

Greene is featured in the documentary Gunnin' For That #1 Spot, which opens tomorrow night in select cities, including Baltimore. The 90-minute movie (rated PG-13) will be shown at AMC Theatres in Owings Mills.

Two years ago, he was selected as one of 24 high school players to take part in the inaugural Boost Mobile Elite 24 Hoops Classic, played at legendary Rucker Park in New York's Harlem. The game was taped as part of the documentary, which also takes a closer look at the lives of eight of the players, including Greene's.

"The cameras were following me around, and I took them to my grandmother's house, then we went down to the barber's shop around my aunt's way," Greene said. "[Maryland-bound] Sean Mosley was with me throughout most of the day. I just talked about my life. It was definitely fun."

Other players featured in the documentary include potential NBA lottery draft picks Michael Beasley, Kevin Love and Jerryd Bayless. For more information, visit www.gunnin movie.com.

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