26 Aug Local Icon Dwight Anderson documentary premiere
August 26, 2015 – Shooting has been completed on an all important project on Dwight Anderson, considered by many as the fastest man to ever play basketball for Kentucky. Interviews have been conducted with many UK greats like Kyle Macy, former coach Joe B. Hall and NBA legends Dominique Wilkins, Mark Aguirre and Isiah Thomas. This is a story about the rise, fall and rise again of one of the greatest basketball players many have never heard of. The film will also aid in Dwight’s uplifting message about overcoming drug addiction and homelessness.
Branson Wright, a Cleveland Plain Dealer sports writer who once interned at the Dayton Daily News, wanted to the story of this player who is a basketball legend. It took Wright years to complete the story. When he began, Anderson was still on the street and a drug addict. There is however a happy ending.
Born in Dayton Ohio, Anderson graduated from Roth High School in Dayton. He played for the University Of Kentucky 1978-1980, scoring 13 PPG on 50FG%. From 1981-1982 he played for University Of Southern California scoring 20 PPG on 40FG%.
Anderson was selected by the Washington Bullets in the 2nd round of the 1982 NBA Draft. He played one season for Denver Nuggets during 1982-83. Anderson also spent several seasons in the Continental Basketball Association with the Ohio Mixers, Albuquerque Silvers, Cincinnati Slammers and Evansville Thunder. In 112 CBA games, Anderson averaged 21.0 points per game.
On Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6 PM, “The Blur”, a documentary on the life of Dwight Anderson will premiere at the Salvation Army Kroc Center located at 1000 N Keowee St, Dayton, Ohio 45404. This story runs for 20 mins and Dwight and Branson will
be present to answer questions and talk about the film afterward. This event is a fundraiser, proceeds
to benefit a local non profit organization and to pay for the cost of the film.