GTM Family Productions, owned by EuroLeague star Kyle Hines and producer and videographer Michael Martin, today announced that “EuroLeague Rooks” will premiere today, May 6 on YouTube. The company’s newest project will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of some of the league’s top first year players as they navigate challenges both on and off the court.
The five-part documentary series will highlight the journeys of Alec Peters (PBC CSKA Moscow), Nigel Williams-Goss (Olympiacos B.C.), Zach LeDay (Olympiacos B.C.), Johnny O’Bryant III (Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C.), Goga Bitadze (Budućnost VOLI), and Thomas Walkup (BC Žalgiris).
Each “EuroLeague Rooks” episode will dive into the lives of each player, exploring how they adjust to new cultures and the hustle of professional basketball: media day, life on the road, traditional meals, NBA draft prep, holidays abroad, and more. The docu-series will be released on YouTube and on the GTM Family Productions website:
“Basketball is a global sport and with the EuroLeague being the 2nd best league in the world, we felt it was important to create new content that showcases the league and tells incredible stories about its players,” said Hines. “I want to thank EuroLeague Basketball for their support in helping us bring this project to life.”
“Most fans only see these guys as basketball players,” Martin added. “We want to show everybody that they are human too. Playing basketball is something that they do, it doesn’t define who they are.”
Below is the release dates for each episode:
Episode 1: May 6 Episode 2: May 13 Episode 3: May 20 Episode 4: May 27 Episode 5: June 3 Episode 6: June 10
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About GTM Family Productions
3x EuroLeague Champion and 2x Defender of the year Kyle Hines founded GTM Family Productions in 2017 with business partner Michael Martin. GTM Family productions serves as a media production company that aims to show viewers what overseas basketball is all about through compelling stories about some of the game’s best players. The company’s first project “Just A Kid From Sicklerville,” followed Kyle throughout the 2017-18 season, on his quest for another championship while battling injury and welcoming his first son into the world. Additional projects will be announced later this year. Visit GTMFamilyProductions.com to learn more.