Rick Gonzalez - Timo Cruz; Antwon Tanner - Worm; Nana Gbewonyo - Junior Battle; Channing Tatum - Jason Lyle; Texas Battle - Maddox; Denise Dowse - Principal Garrison; Adrienne Bailon; Dana Davis
One of the players, Timo Cruz
(Rick Gonzalez), walks out of practice on the first day after an altercation with Carter.
is later seen hanging with his
older, drug-dealing cousin, Renny
goes back and forth between dealing drugs and playing on the team.
walks in on practice one day, asking to return.
Carter is also found on several occasions through out the movie asking Cruz
what is his deepest fear.
All of this leads to Cruz quitting the team a second time, eventually going back to work for Renny.
Late one night, Renny
is shot and killed on the sidewalk while Cruz
is walking back to him after greeting his
friends from the team.
Cruz ends up at Carter's house that night, apologizing for his
behavior and begging him to allow him back on the team.
is finally able to answer Carter's question, "What is your deepest fear?", by quoting Marianne Williamson:
Timo Cruz attended Humboldt State University where he became a starting guard.
Rick Gonzalez - Timo Cruz