Season Two of The Break Features Projected No. 1 Pick of 2024 NBA Draft
The NBA G League is back and so is The Break. Season Two of “The Break presented by The General” premiers Wednesday, Nov. 22, and will kick off with a behind-the-scenes look at G League Ignite player Matas Buzelis, a five-star recruit from the class of 2023 and the projected No. 1 pick of the 2024 NBA Draft. This season of the docuseries will consist of six episodes and also follow Juan Toscano-Anderson, forward for the Mexico City Capitanes, and Pooh Jeter, a player development coach for the Portland Trail Blazers and Assistant GM for the Rip City Remix.
The Capitanes were established before the 2017-2018 season and eventually joined the NBA G League in the 2021-2022 season. During the 2022-2023 season, Tascano-Anderson saw action with the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers but before that, he played for the Golden State Warriors from 2019 to 2022 which included being an NBA Champion with the Warriors in 2022. Outside of NBA success, Toscano-Anderson was a two-time Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional Champion in 2017 and 2019 and named the LNBP Most Valuable Player in 2018.
Eugene “Pooh” Jeter III played one NBA season (with the Sacramento Kings in 2010-11) but spent more time playing and traveling abroad, including in Ukraine, Israel, Spain, France, Turkey, and eight seasons in China. In 2021 Pooh signed with G League Ignite where he formed a close relationship with Ignite star (and star of The Break Season One), Scoot Henderson. The two formed a bond that is expected to be beneficial now that they’re in Portland together for the 2023-2024 NBA Season.
Reflecting on the Stories of The Break Season One
As Season Two approaches, we’re looking back on the in-depth stories and successes we saw come out of Season One, which truly captured lightning in a bottle:
A heavily recruited player out of high school, Mac McClung turned down millions in overseas opportunities in search of an NBA contract. The reigning G League Rookie of the Year, the docuseries followed Mac through preseason training camp and the first games of the 2022-23 season with the Blue Coats. Then came episode six, where McClung gave a jaw-dropping performance winning the NBA All-Star Weekend dunk contest. The series documents him entering as the first-ever G League contract player, bringing fans to their feet over the course of four slam dunks – three of which earned a perfect score of 50, the fourth earning a mere 49.8.
Sterling “Scoot” Henderson
When filming for the first season began, no one knew where Scoot Henderson was headed. The docuseries followed the hype around Henderson, who at the time was projected as the No. 1 pick of the 2023 NBA Draft. Though the Ignite player spent the first half of the season battling injuries, he made a swift recovery for the three-game ”Rising Stars” tournament alongside other top G League players. Now a point guard for the Portland Trail Blazers, Scoot has even been predicted to be NBA Rookie of the Year by seven-time NBA champion Robert Horry.
Norris Cole was on top of the basketball world after winning two NBA Championships alongside LeBron James. After bouncing around the NBA until 2017, he spent over five years playing overseas before returning to the States to try and earn his break back into the NBA. The documentary followed Cole as a short-term player for the Grand Rapids Gold, but also saw him eventually get waived. Norris has since returned to Europe to continue his basketball career.
Watch the Trailer for Season Two
We’re proud to continue our partnership with the G League for season two of “The Break,” and look forward to sharing the inspirational stories from Matas, Juan and Pooh over the next six episodes. If you haven’t yet, check out the trailer for Season Two’s premier on The General’s Instagram, and be sure to tune in on either Youtube or Tubi for episode one on Wednesday, Nov. 22.