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Last Chance U: Basketball S2 trailer teases player stories
Netflix released the first trailer for its second season of “Last Chance U: Basketball” covering East Los Angeles College. (Credit: ELAC Athletics)

Last Chance U: Basketball S2 trailer teases player stories

LOS ANGELES (BVM) – Netflix released the first trailer for the newest season of “Last Chance U: Basketball” on Tuesday. The series’ second season is scheduled to be released on Dec. 13 and the trailer revealed some of the noteworthy characters of the season as well as some surprises that will await fans during the show.

This season will once again surround the men’s basketball team from East Los Angeles College led by its head coach, John Mosley. The last time fans saw Mosley was at the end of season one when the Huskies learned of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of the California Community College Athletic Association basketball tournament where they were searching for their first title in program history.

Now, after a year off the court, the ELAC team returned in pursuit of the elusive title. While there will be no spoilers as to how the campaign went here, the trailer did show fans a bit of what to expect this upcoming season.

Of course, a bulk of the coaching staff was revealed to return including the head man Mosley and his assistant coach Rob Robinson. While the trailer did not show assistant coach Kenneth Hunter, a prominent character in the series’ first season, he is still on the ELAC staff so expect to see him show up at some point in the show.

The player who got the most screen time in the first trailer appears to be Damani Whitlock, a 6-foot sophomore guard. During the trailer, Whitlock gets the first words.

“When I’m playing basketball, everything goes away,” Whitlock said in the trailer. “I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s my therapy.”

During the documented 2021-22 season, the guard didn’t see a lot of playing time, only averaging 2.1 points, 1.8 assists and 0.9 rebounds over 9.7 minutes in 21 games. However, this could be due to another situation revealed in the trailer as it shows Whitlock talking to an athletic trainer about a potentially broken nose and he reacts emotionally to the news.

Another character who has a brief showing in the trailer is Dezmond Washington. Washington, a 6-foot-6 wing, averaged 10.1 points, four rebounds and 1.5 assists on his way to second-team All-South Coast Conference-North honors.

In the trailer, Washington reveals that he has a young son whom he is supporting. 

“Hopefully I get a scholarship,” Washington said in the clip. “I’ve got to make something happen for my son.”

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the entire trailer is the reveal of Los Angeles Clippers head coach Tyronn Lue. In what appears to be a speech in the locker room, Lue tells the team, “Whatever y’all want to do, I’m here.”

While the show producers and editors didn’t reveal too much about the show in the one-minute clip, there is enough to at least pique the interest of both returning fans and new fans alike. Regardless of what goes down during the second season of “Last Chance U: Basketball,” fans should expect compelling stories, exciting action and great basketball.

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