Directed by: Eric ‘Ptah’ Herbert
Featuring: Schea Cotton, Gaynell Cotton, James Cotton Sr., James Cotton Jr., Baron Davis, Paul Pierce, Randy Moss, Stephen Jackson, Scoop Jackson, Gary Mcknight, Metta World Peace
Runtime: 74 Minutes
Synopsis: Manchild is a documentary film that chronicles the circuitous life of legendary Los Angeles hoops megastar Schea Cotton.
In the film, director Eric Herbert takes an in depth look at the epic rise and struggles of the most celebrated high school athlete of our time. The documentary is expressed through Schea’s intimate accounts and those that knew him best on and off the court.
Schea Cotton, born May 20, 1978 in Los Angeles, California, is the former National Player of the Year, and projected 1997, NBA number #1 draft pick. Schea’s basketball prowess began in middle school and erupted in epic proportions as he entered National Prep Powerhouse Mater Dei high school in Santa Ana, California. A must see attraction before reaching puberty; Schea Cotton was the prodigy delivered to us by the basketball gods. With an unmatched pro skill set for his age the NBA seemed to be inevitable for Schea until an injury and invalidated test scores derailed his career. Notable Accolades: 1995 CIF State Player of the Year, 1995 John Wooden High School Player of the Year, Parade All-American, and McDonald’s All-American.