Staying busy off the court, former Wildcat and NBA star Aaron Gordon appears in the new Netflix-made film, Hustle, starring Adam Sandler.
We’re already very familiar with what former Wildcat Aaron Gordon can do on the court; however, we are just now beginning to see what he can do off the court, particularly as an aspiring actor.
Appearing in the hit movie Uncle Drew in 2018, a story about a man’s (Uncle Drew, played by Kyrie Irving) dream to win the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem.
Well, luckily for us, it seems that Gordon wasn’t just a one-hit wonder on the silver screen, as Aaron now appears in the new hit Netflix-made movie called Hustle.
An inspiring story about how a basketball scout for the Philadelphia 76ers (Stanley Sugerman, played by Adam Sandler), discovers a phenomenal basketball talent (played by Juancho Hernangomez) while on a scouting trip to Spain.
The story is about an international basketball prospect’s journey to the United States, and his battle to become one of the top draft-eligible prospects in the upcoming NBA Draft.
Former Wildcat Aaron Gordon doesn’t appear until much later in the movie; however, the movie Hustle keeps you engaged.
The movie starts with Stanley (Adam) living his life in and out of international hotels in search of potential future NBA stars. And from the start, it is apparent that the frequent travel and time away are taking a toll on him and his family.
Despite being promoted to assistant coach early on, Stanley eventually returns to his position of scout where he is then taxed by going overseas again in search of another star.
Stumbling across Bo Cruz (Hernangomez), Stanley convinces him to come to the U.S., where he works with him all leading up to the NBA Draft.
Aaron does not appear until the end of the movie when Bo shows up for a private workout where Gordon is participating, which impresses several GMs and scouts.
Where and how to watch Hustle?
The one-hour, 57-minute feature film can be found on Netflix and is a must-watch for fans of basketball, and in particular former Wildcat Aaron Gordon!