Basketball Fans to Select One Amateur Player as the CROSSOVER MVP to Join Streetball's Renowned 'AND 1' Team

Contest Sponsored by TriStar Pictures' CROSSOVER


In conjunction with the September 1st nationwide release of CROSSOVER, TriStar Pictures has sponsored a reality-show online contest in which basketball fans will select one amateur player for a slot on the AND 1 international tour.

At each stop during AND 1's 30-city U.S. Tour, amateur players were invited to participate in the "Open Run" preceding every game. At each Open Run, up to 4 players were selected to play against AND 1 in front of their hometown crowd. After the game, coaches and AND 1 players voted one amateur player to follow the tour.

No more than 3 amateur players were allowed on the tour bus at one time. In each city as one new player joined the bus, one player was voted off. AND 1's final tour game was held in Madison Square Garden on Friday, August 25th. Over 175,000 fans have logged onto to select their favorite amateur player. The player with the highest number of votes will join AND 1 as a member of their international tour.

Finalists include Jamal Nelson of Detroit, Michigan, Jerome Holman of Brooklyn, New York and Ryan Williams of Queens, New York. Voting will close on Monday, September 3rd, and the winner will be announced on September 6th during the final episode of Streetball on ESPN2.

Written and directed by Preston A. Whitmore, II, CROSSOVER stars Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Wayne Brady, Kristen Wilson, Lil' J.J., Eva Pigford, Alecia Fears and Phillip "Hot Sauce" Champion.

CROSSOVER is a gripping urban drama set against the thrilling world of streetball. The story follows two young hopefuls, Tech (Anthony Mackie) and Cruise (Wesley Jonathan), who must bring every move they have to the floor to unseat the reigning champions from the throne they have held for far too long.

  No rules.  No limits.  One chance to cross over.

  CONTACT:  Florence Grace
            (310) 244-4340

SOURCE: TriStar Pictures

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