“He Had A Work Ethic” – Hill Harper on Playing Alongside Young Ray Allen in ‘He Got Game’

In an acting career that extends over 20 years, in roles on CSI, Married With Children, HBO’s The Sopranos and more, hoop heads know him as Booger!

Booger was the impressionable cousin of Jesus Shuttlesworth in the film, He Got Game.

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The film, stars Ray Allen and Denzel Washington and keyed in on the life of basketball star Jessus Shuttlesworth, of Brooklyn’s Lincoln High School. Lee’s film gave the world a glimpse into the life of a blue chip athlete.

Hill Harper not only played the role of cousin to Ray Allen in the He Got Game film, but he also played the role of his teammate on that Rail Splitters team. At the time of the film, Allen was in the early years of his career as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks, but way back then, Harper knew that Allen had something special.

So what stood out?

“His work ethic,” Harper told me on Scoop B Radio. “He had a work ethic. He was shooting and playing every day. He wanted to do well as far as the acting was concerned, wanted to do well as far as the basketball was concerned.”


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About Brandon Robinson

Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson is a managing editor and columnist at RESPECT Magazine. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopB and Instagram: @Scoop_B. As a 12 year old, he was a Nets reporter from 1997-1999, co-hosting a show called Nets Slammin' Planet with former New Jersey Net Albert King and Nets play-by-play man Chris Carrino. He's also been a writer and radio host at CBS and a staff writer at The Source Magazine. He's a graduate of both Eastern University and Hofstra University. You can catch him daily on the Scoop B Radio Podcast. Visit ScoopBRadio.com to listen. For inquiries and to contact Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson visit ScoopB.com