In 2009, when John Wall stepped on the Rupp Arena court, he was immediately deemed the “fastest player in Kentucky history”. For those who had been around Kentucky for more than 15 years, Dwight Anderson’s name was mentioned quite often when c comparisons needed to be made to Wall’s speed. Anderson’s nickname was “The Blur” and the upcoming documentary on his rise and fall shares the same name.
I am far from a Dwight Anderson expert. I remember hearing his name when I was a kid, but the fact he was not a 4 year guy in Lexington helped erase any memories of the star that I might have had. I have always heard that Anderson came to Lexington with a drug problem and continued to have one once he landed in Big Blue nation from Dayton, Ohio. His departure from UK came with much controversy, but Joe B. hall had no choice but to show the young man the door in many people’s minds.
Below is the trailer for the upcoming documentary on Anderson. Besides the young man’s sad story, the other negative is the film is narrated by Ohio State Buckeye, Clark Kellog. How impressive is it that Isaiah Thomas called Anderson his generations Michael Jordan?