Friday , Apr , 20 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

The Professor – Diary #1


This upcoming year is going to be real busy for me, which is always a good thing! When I’m busy business wise, that means I’m busy doing things to keep money coming in and increase my exposure.

Streetball’s exposure on ESPN and the mixtapes has opened up so many doors for me in life that it’s ridiculous. Everything from playing pro basketball, to going to over 20 other countries, to making appearences on different TV shows, and even getting 2 movie roles.

I recently had a role in a Will Ferrell movie that doesn’t release until 2008. It’s a basketball movie that’s a comedy based in the 1970’s about the ABA. Other actors in the movie are Woody Harrelson and Andre 3000 from Outkast. It was a huge opportunity for me and a great way to kick off an acting career. What a better opportunity then to work with a guy such as Will Ferrell who is at the top of his career, making about 3 to 4 films a year. We started out by doing a month long mini-camp to get down the plays for the basketball scenes. Working will Will, Woody, and Andre was a great experience. I got to work with those guys on honing their basketball skills which was definitely a project but super fun. Woody and Will were decent. They were both big fans of streetball which I found real cool! They both watch the show and knew a lot about the tour. After the mini-camp I went to film my part in the movie last month for 2 weeks straight. I had a great time. In the movie you can look for me on the San Antonio Spurs who play Will’s team in the final game for 4th place. I have an old school Pistol-Pete like wig and am number 22.

Next month, starting on the 29th, I will be filming my 2nd movie where I have the lead role. The name of the movie is Ball Don’t Lie. More details of that movie, which has been in the works for about 2 years can be found on

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