‘Late Whistle, A Basketball Fairy Tale’ is the story of seven young boys and a basketball coach in New York City who dream, one day, to play in the NCAA tournament. They become the finest high school basketball team in the country, but due to the temptations of the streets, some of the boys go to jail, and none go to college. Fast-forward twenty years... their coach, now coaching in a small Jesuit D-1 college in the Bronx, is given an ultimatum to keep his coaching position: either get a bid to the NCAA tournament or lose his job. The boys, now in their late thirties with families and careers, decide to help their old friend by enrolling in college and trying out for the team. The team, a mix of young players and almost-40 year old men, eventually meld into a formidable group who learn how to dream again. As they play through their college schedule, their aging bodies, as well as old adversaries, take its toll.
This story is about people stretching themselves to do what's right and to correct the mistakes of their past. It is a story of reaching deep to see a dream come true. The theme is human nature, second chances and inspiration. And it's about basketball.