Movie about LeBron James’ high school years could be filmed in Akron

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School’s “Fab Four Freshmen,” from left, LeBron James, Sian Cotton, Willie McGee and Dru Joyce, take a portrait in March 2000. Beacon Journal/ File Photo











SOURCE: Akron Beacon Journal | George M. Thomas
March 23, 2022

An upcoming movie detailing the high school years of NBA superstar LeBron James and his friends who played with him could soon be filmed in and around Akron and Cleveland.

The movie will be adapted from Buzz Bissinger’s James biography “Shooting Stars,” published in 2009, according to reports. That book focused on James and friends Sian Cotton, Dru Joyce III, Willie McGee and Romeo Travis, who all played for St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. They won three state titles and one national championship under the guidance of coaches Keith Dambrot, who went on to coach at the University of Akron and is now at Duquesne, and Dru Joyce II.