REBOUND: A BASKETBALL STORY
In the face of adversity they could never have even imagined, a team of young men fought back. They picked up the pieces of their lives in the way they knew best...by playing basketball.
REBOUND: A BASKETBALL STORY is the true story of a high school basketball team that rose from literal ashes to realize a dream that no Kentucky 9th Region team had accomplished before - winning the state championship.
In the fall of 1980, the small town of Independence, Kentucky was rocked by a massive gas explosion at its high school, causing millions of dollars worth of damage, dozens of injuries, and the untimely death of one of its brightest students, 16-year-old Robert Williams.
With no school to attend or gym to practice in, the Boys' Varsity Basketball team carried on with their season in an attempt to inspire their fellow students and unite the entire community.
In rallying around their team, the town of Independence found a way to heal and rebuild.
Rebound: A Basketball Story tells its compelling story through high-definition interviews with all the original players and coaches, as well as archived news footage of the tragic day, original photos and more. Broadcasting legend Nick Clooney introduces a story that will resonate with all of us who remember our high school journey and how it shaped the arc of our lives.