IU signee Jake Forrester featured in SI documentary We Town

  • 03/16/2018 12:22 pm in

Class of 2018 Westtown (Pa.) forward and IU signee Jake Forrester is featured in a recently released Sports Illustrated documentary titled We Town.

The 77-minute documentary, which is available via Sports Illustrated TV over on Amazon, follows the Westtown program through the 2016-17 season.

The documentary was produced by Michael Tollin, who has an impressive list of films on his resume including Radio and Coach Carter. Tollin also served as a consulting producer for several of ESPN’s early 30-for-30 films.

While Forrester isn’t the primary focus of the documentary, he was a starter on last season’s Westtown team that included five Division I recruits in the starting lineup.

Along with Forrester, Westtown’s 2016-17 team included class of 2017 Texas signee Mo Bamba, class of 2017 Arizona signee Brandon Randolph, class of 2017 Stony Brook signee Anthony Ochefu and class of 2018 Duke signee Cameron Redish.

A brief synopsis of the film, along with a trailer, is available below:

“We Town,” an all-new documentary following one of the greatest starting fives in the history of high school basketball, is streaming NOW on Sports Illustrated TV (SI TV). The first original sports documentary from SI TV features current and future NCAA standouts / expected NBA stars Mo Bamba, Cam Reddish, Brandon Randolph, Anthony Ochefu and Jake Forrester during their 2016-17 season at the Westtown School in suburban Philadelphia.

“We Town” spends time on and off the court with the Westtown team and coach Seth Berger as they chase a second consecutive state title while navigating familial tension (Berger’s son plays for the team), academic responsibilities, apathy from the stars, the tricky world of NCAA compliancy and passion for the sport of basketball.

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  • Ivan Renko

    would like to watch at some point. i sure hope Jake Forrester turns into a future NCAA standout and expected NBA star as the synopsis suggests!

  • TomJameson

    Jake has been surrounded by pretty great talent for his HS career. I think he really gets the idea of how to play with others like a team should. Not selfish, just play toward the team’s goal of winning. Can’t wait to see how he develops at IU.

  • MrNobody

    I agree. Think bill is athletic rebounder with size n skills. Not trying project anything on him but if he could be IU’S Rodman???? Picture Race being Darell Thomas. I’d take that pair at IU.

  • Guyton25

    His coach, Seth Berger, is the founder of AND 1.Unless there was a flaw in my research.. The guy looks like a billionaire, lol. I can’t wait to watch this documentary though, it seems pretty good.

  • I wonder, too, if he hasn’t gotten overlooked a bit being surrounded by guys getting so much press…

  • TomJameson

    I’ve had that same thought. I’ve seen him playing with Reddish and thought of how Jake could be scoring a bunch more if Cam wasn’t taking a lot of the spotlight.

    Cam, the real Cam, not a miss-named characterization of the IU coach Archie. 🙂

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    So is Virginia right now!!! But not elite!!

  • JimmyChittwood

    I don’t get it. I know they lost but I’m lost on this comment

  • thrawnjan

    That is in no company?

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    First ever overall Number 1 seed to lose to a 16 seed. That is in bad company.

  • alwaysiufan

    Any one here have insight on Ryan Taylor a possible transfer from Evansville

  • marcusgresham

    I just heard that and googled it to see if there was any credibility. The Evansville Courier is reporting both IU and UCLA have inquired as to his availability.

    There’s also a story saying one of UE’s targets to replace Marty Simmons is Michael Lewis.

  • marcusgresham

    It should have company. Princeton would have beaten Georgetown years ago if a ref hadn’t swallowed his whistle on an obvious foul on a last-second shot–think it may have been a Patrick Ewing blocked shot that was a foul, but I could have the player wrong.

  • marcusgresham

    I think Race is more athletic than Darryl Thomas. Thomas was more of a bruiser…maybe Race is more physical than I’m expecting. Now that I think about how his father ran the ball, you might be right. He didn’t go down easily.

  • Outoftheloop

    U VA vs UMBC last night reminded me of IU vs ISU and Ft Wayne for our Hoosiers! Perhaps a flaw in the “pack-line” defense! Work on it Archie!

  • alwaysiufan

    Thanks marcus

  • Lynn

    6′ 6″ grad transfer who plays guard and could play right away. That would work out very nicely for IU.

  • inCMitrust

    Wait till you see him play.

  • alwaysiufan

    Would be nice to pick him up. With the firing of coaches might be able to pick up a few

  • Arch Puddington

    It was Alonzo Mourning. No foul, just a great block by a great shot blocker.

  • marcusgresham

    I just looked up the video and you’re right. That’s not the play I remember. I remember one on the baseline, not at the top of the key.

  • marcusgresham

    You asked about the Jeopardy! appearance but I couldn’t respond because comments were closed.
    Game 1–won $20,401
    Game 2–won $26,401
    Game 3–was leading going into Final Jeopardy and missed a question about Pokemon.

  • marcusgresham

    Romeo or not, a scorer would be a welcomed addition.

  • Arch Puddington

    Funny how decades of plays get jumbled up….

  • viaswiss

    Indy Sports Partizan reported in another forum that Taylor reached out to Archie first so he has major interest in IU.

  • coachv

    yes, mourning and definitely no foul

  • coachv

    why in the hell would they ask a question about pokemon. i have to admit, i watch a lot less jeopardy since they started asking questions about bad tv shows and movies and other pop culture. guess i have aged out. btw, what did you do with all that money?

  • alwaysiufan

    Should be an immediate contributor

  • alwaysiufan

    That is hilarious bball. Lol

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    Congratulations to the IU women’s basketball team! They won their game today in the second round of the NIT. Nice!!! Teri Moren,,great coach.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    I am not sure about that. Only because we’re loaded at that position. Am I wrong, because I don’t know much about him.

  • IUBizmark

    Says he played 25 games, averaged 35 minutes 2.3 turnovers and 21 points a game. Also shot over 40% from 3 and 86% from the line. Sounds like a scorer even if those point totals get cut in half playing higher competition.