By CLTure News
February 1, 2021
The Undefeated, a sports and culture website owned and operated by ESPN, has announced a new all-access docuseries on the North Carolina Central University men’s basketball team coming to ESPN+ on February 12. Executive produced by North Carolina native and NBA player Chris Paul along with Winston-Salem State University graduate, Stephen A. Smith, the eight-episode documentary series Why Not Us: North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball will explore the stories of head coach LeVelle Moton and capture the experiences and challenges Historically Black College and University athletic programs face.
The series will also include one-on-one interviews with notable HBCU graduates like director Spike Lee (Morehouse College), actor Taraji P. Henson (Howard), and fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo (Florida A&M), all conducted by Chris Paul.
“Why Not Us will spotlight the importance and uniqueness of HBCUs by chronicling the NCCU men’s basketball team and the challenges they encounter throughout a season in my home state of North Carolina,” said Paul in the ESPN / NCCU press release. Why Not Us shines a light on these amazing Black student athletes who attend HBCUs, and how these historically significant schools continue to enrich not only the Black community but our nation as a whole.”
Following the North Carolina Central University men’s basketball team during the challenging 2020-21 season, viewers will also get a look inside the student and student-athlete experience at an HBCU. Produced by Roadside Entertainment, Chris Paul’s Ohh Dip!!! Productions, Steven A. Smith’s Mr. SAS Inc., and ESPN+ with music supervision by North Carolina’s own 9th Wonder, Why Not Us: North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball will premiere February 12 on ESPN+.
Watch the trailer for Why Not Us: North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball.
🏀 @TheUndefeated presents ‘Why Not Us: North Carolina Central University Men’s Basketball’
Premieres Feb. 12 | Exclusively on ESPN+
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) February 1, 2021