VIDEO: Former college & pro hooper makes acting debut in ‘Hustle’

“I used to take my basketball to the park, now the basketball’s taking me places.”

In the video above, Elvin Rodriguez (Mr. Everything) discusses his journey, ‘playing the villain,’ compares college hoops to street ball, and spoke on what it’s like working with Adam Sandler.

Netflix’s ‘Hustle,’ produced by Adam Sandler and LeBron James, follows the fictional journey of an international scout for the Philadelphia 76ers (Sandler) as he searches for the NBA’s ‘next big thing.’

In Spain, he finally finds the guy he’s been looking for in Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangomez) and discovers his talents as he plays street ball against ‘Mr. Everything’ (Elvin Rodriguez).

Leading up to his acting debut in ‘Hustle,’ Rodriguez played college basketball for a few different programs, including the University of Denver and UT Permian Basin.

Since then, he’s become a street ball star across the country with ‘Hoop Bus’ and has played in several high-level leagues, including Dyckman Basketball.