Ryan Wetzel
Coach, Mentor, Motivator
Never Too Late
Award Nominated
Basketball Documentary

At 36 years old, Shad is an unlikely professional basketball prospect. A severe injury to his hand while playing at a junior college ended his athletic career prematurely. Nevertheless, the plumber from Stevensville Montana didn't let his dream of playing professional basketball fade away.

When Ryan Wetzel, a long retired Montana basketball standout, saw the 6 foot, 11-inch Shad playing in the local amateur league, he knew Shad wasn’t just another rec player. Shad’s speed and agility for such a tall player is uncommon and he might just have what it takes to play professional basketball internationally. With Ryan’s encouragement, Shad dedicates himself to training and rekindles his dream of playing professionally.

Somehow, against all odds, Shad receives an invitation to the Las Vegas Overseas Combine where coaches from all over the world come to scout players to sign for their international pro teams. With the support of his family, and all of his savings, Shad lays it all on the line to see once and for all if he has what it takes to play professional basketball

Full Documentary

News and Media

ESPN 102.9 with Tootell and Tucker: Never Too Late stars Ryan Wetzel and Shad Blair - https://soundcloud.com/tootell/interview-with-shad-blair-of-never-too-late

Northwest College: Focus On - Featured Alumnus Ryan Wetzel ['01] 

PowWows.com: Never Too Late: Documentary Features Native Basketball Trainer - http://www.powwows.com/16669/

 Heins News(World Of International Sports)
: Taking The Charge Episode 284: Ryan Wetzel Of Never Too Late Documentary 


Wikipedia: Shad Blair  


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