When Michigan State's Delvon Roe announced his decision to retire from basketball last week, there was a consensus that he would have no problem succeeding off the court as an actor. Proof of that comes from this news:â†µ
Roe has been cast alongside actor Beau Mirchoff for roles in "Gametime," an upcoming feature film that depicts two high school teammates who become college basketball stars, according to the Michigan Film Office.â†µ
This movie is going to explore the "dark side of major college basketball," according to the summary of it. Two friends will be followed from their days as college basketball recruits to playing in the Final Four, and all of the "dark" things that come along with major college basketball will be examined.â†µ
A story like this easily could be based on a true story at many colleges. Michigan State isn't one of them considering Tom Izzo is considered one of the few clean coaches in college basketball, but Roe will be able to use his experiences from his time as a major basketball recruit and his two trips to the Final Four to help him prepare for the role.â†µ
This seems like a perfect role for Roe, and as Diamond Leung pointed out, perhaps we will even see Izzo make an appearance in the film. There are expected to be "cameos from former college and professional players and coaches from Michigan universities," so it wouldn't be too surprising if Roe tries to get Izzo involved in some capacity.