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Harrison Rieger makes cameo in Adam Sandler’s Hustle movie

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Harrison Rieger has had quite the journey since leaving the JBA League. From making an All-Star team, to setting JBA Twitter on fire with “Free Rieger” hashtags for his time with the JBA USA team.

Fast-forward, Rieger has had multiple stints in South America playing basketball, and recently was cast as an extra in Adam Sandler’s Hustle movie.

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Rieger recently told Ball Exclusives how this all came about.

“There was an open tryout for basketball players they were looking for back in August [2021],” Rieger said. “I went, and it was three-on-three for five minutes. I got a call a week later that I got a spot.”

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Harrison Rieger appears as an extra in Adam Sandler’s new movie, Hustle.

Rieger added he had an opportunity to be part of another basketball film as well. “I had a chance to have a role in the new LeBron [James] film, but I was going to be in El Salvador at the time, so I couldn’t.”

Since the JBA League, Rieger has been a star in the El Salvador League. Before tearing ligaments in his ankle, Rieger had a stellar season averaging 18.8 points and 7.7 rebounds while leading the league in 3-point percentage at 43.5%.

Rieger looks to head to Europe after his rehab is complete in the fall.

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