Actor Marc Blucas calls himself ‘Spurs groupie’ because of friendship with Duncan

Marc Blucas and Tim Duncan both have enjoyed much success since leaving Wake Forest.

Blucas and Duncan were teammates on the Demon Deacons’ 1994 team.

Blucas has gone to Hollywood to start an acting career which has included roles as Agent Riley Flinn in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and the movies “We Were Soldiers,” ”Thr3e” and “The Killing Floor.” Most recently, he landed a continuing role in the new USA-TV series “Necessary Roughness.”

Duncan, of course, has had some success in his chosen field as well.

But Blucas said he has, who is out of work indefinitely as NBA players are locked out.

“I’m out there every day doing my thing and my friend is just sitting home,” Blucas told “I need to make that call.”

After leaving Wake Forest, Blucas briefly played overseas with the Manchester Giants of the British Basketball League. But he struggled as a 6-foot-2 point guard and went to an acting career after originally thinking of becoming a lawyer.

But he’s never forgotten about Duncan, his old friend from college.

“Every kid who plays basketball wants to make it to the NBA, but I was a tweener: more of a shooting guard in a point-guard size body,” Blucas said. “I knew it wasn’t going to happen. So now I live vicariously through Tim. I’m a Spurs groupie.”

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