Jimmy McKinney
Jimmy McKinney is an American professional basketball player and film actor
An actor is a person who acts in a dramatic production and who works in film, television, theatre, or radio in that capacity...


Basketball career

Jimmy McKinney attended Vashon High School
Vashon High School
-Vashon High School:Vashon High School is a public high school located in St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1927, the school is named in honor of two educators of African-American descent: John B. Vashon, and his son, George B. Vashon....

 in St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is an independent city on the eastern border of Missouri, United States. With a population of 319,294, it was the 58th-largest U.S. city at the 2010 U.S. Census. The Greater St...

. He was the leading scorer on Vashon's 2001 and 2002 basketball teams, both of which won Missouri state championships. He later received a full scholarship to play college basketball
College basketball
College basketball most often refers to the USA basketball competitive governance structure established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association . Basketball in the NCAA is divided into three divisions: Division I, Division II and Division III....

 at the University of Missouri
University of Missouri
The University of Missouri System is a state university system providing centralized administration for four universities, a health care system, an extension program, five research and technology parks, and a publishing press. More than 64,000 students are currently enrolled at its four campuses...

Since his graduation McKinney plays for the Frankfurt Skyliners. Since five seasons 2006 to 2011, he plays for the Frankfurt Skyliners, a basketball team in the Germany-1 Bundesliga
Basketball Bundesliga
The Basketball Bundesliga — commonly abbreviated BBL — is the highest level league of club basketball in Germany. The league comprises 18 teams. A BBL season is split into a league stage and a playoff stage...

, reaching the German Bundesliga Semifinals in 2008 and the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals in 2009.

Acting career

Most notably, Jimmy McKinney also landed a lead role of Jacob Whitmore, a black basketball player in the 2009 film Streetballers
Streetballers is a 2009 independent film by Matthew Scott Krentz. The film tells the story of a friendship between two junior college basketball players, one black, one Irish-American, both trying to use streetball as their escape. Jacob Whitmore, the black player is played by former University of...

, the debut feature movie of director Matthew Scott Krentz
Matthew Scott Krentz
Matthew Scott Krentz also known as Matt Krentz is an American director, producer and actor....


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