Kansas Guard Tyshawn Taylor Featured in Movie Documentary to Air March 31 on PBS

March 29, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas guard Tyshawn Taylor has been featured in the documentary movie “The Street Stops Here” about high school legendary coach Bob Hurley, Sr., who has guided and molded inner-city kids in his 36 years as boys basketball coach at Saint Anthony’s High School in Jersey City, N.J. The movie will air on PBS, Wednesday, March 31 at 9 p.m. (Central).

“It is a documentary on my coach, my school and our team my senior year (2007-08) of high school when we went 32-0,” Taylor said. “I think the documentary was made to try and raise money for the school because it has not been doing well financially because it is a small catholic high school. Our basketball team has been good ever since coach Hurley came there. It has always been a good basketball school, but has never really brought in a lot of money. So I think they made the movie to try get some media attention.”

Besides Hurley and Saint Anthony’s administrators, Taylor is one of five players featured in the movie. Others included Mike Rosario, Jio Fonton, Travon Woodall and Dominic Cheek.

“I thought it was a good documentary,” Taylor said. “They sent me a copy of the movie. They showed the best and worst of my coach because he is a tough guy. They followed us around the whole year from the first practice to the last game. They also showed a lot of things that I did not know about my school like the financial office and the things that they were going through.”

Just completing his sophomore season at Kansas in 2009-10, Taylor, a two-year starter for the Jayhawks, was asked to compare Hurley and Kansas head coach Bill Self.

“I think they go about it differently but they have the same goal in mind and that is to make their players become better men on and off the court,” Taylor said. “Coach Self and Coach Hurley always preach that they don’t want to see us to be the next players in the NBA but they want to see us become good men. Coach Hurley is more of a tough guy, more of an in your face guy. Coach Self does that sometimes but he is a lot easier to talk to. I really didn’t have a real conversation with Coach Hurley until I started to get recruited and then I saw the other side of him. ”