Documentary about late UK recruit John Stewart airs Sunday

July 11, 2014 

In this 2003 file photo, parents John and Feleica Stewart walked onto the Rupp floor in Lexington in honor of their deceased son John Stewart, who would have been a senior at University of Kentucky. He was honored with a "hoop" during Senior Night at a game against Vanderbilt.


The cn|2 cable channel will air a documentary Sunday night about former University of Kentucky basketball recruit John Stewart, who collapsed and died during a high school game in 1999.

The documentary, titled Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story, includes interviews with Stewart's parents, brother, extended family, teammates and friends as well as then-Kentucky coach Tubby Smith and former Cat Wayne Turner.

Stewart, a 7-foot center, collapsed and died of a rare heart ailment during an Indiana state playoff game his senior season in high school after having committed to UK.

The documentary will be available throughout the state to Time Warner Cable customers beginning at 8 p.m. on cn|2.

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