Former Wildcat Aaron Gordon to appear in Adam Sandler's Netflix movie 'Hustle' – Arizona Daily Star

Former Wildcat Aaron Gordon to appear in Adam Sandler's Netflix movie 'Hustle' – Arizona Daily Star

Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, and Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder, right, during the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, June 7, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
For the second time during his NBA career, Aaron Gordon will have a role in a basketball movie. 
The former Arizona Wildcat is set to appear in Adam Sandler’s Netflix movie, “Hustle,” which will release this summer. 
Sandler, the main character who plays an NBA scout for the Philadelphia 76ers, travels the world searching for the next elite international prospect. In the movie, Sandler comes across Bo Cruz, who is played by Gordon’s Denver Nuggets teammate Juancho Hernangomez, in Madrid. The plot of the movie is Sandler discovering a hidden gem in Spain, with hopes of evolving the Spanish big man into an NBA player. 

Other NBA players in the movie include Anthony Edwards, Jordan Clarkson, Boban Marjanovic, Trae Young, Khris Middleton, Kyle Lowry, Seth Curry, Tobias Harris and Matisse Thybulle. Notable supporting actors in Hustle are Queen Latifah, Robert Duvall, Ben Foster, Jaleel White, Julius “Dr. J” Erving and Inside the NBA’s Kenny Smith. 
This will mark the second movie of Gordon’s acting career. He also played “Casper” in Kyrie Irving’s “Uncle Drew” movie.  
Hustle will be available to stream on Netflix on June 8. 
Contact sports producer Justin Spears at 573-4312 or jspears@tucson.com. On Twitter: @JustinESports
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Justin writes stories and produces digital content about UA football and basketball and high school football. A Tucson native, Justin graduated from the UA in 2017 and is the host of the Wildcast Podcast and a radio host on ESPN Tucson.

Arizona’s Chase Sienkiewicz and Christian Banke both finished inside the top 10 to help the Cats clinch a spot in the NCAA Championships in Scottsdale at the end of May. 
Denver Nuggets forward Aaron Gordon shoots over Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker, left, and Phoenix Suns forward Jae Crowder, right, during the second half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Monday, June 7, 2021, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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