Jay Ellis, is taking over for Pooch Hall in BET’s The Game!  Ellis is playing a character named Blue, described as, “a running back and the No.1 draft pick from an Ivy League school who is highly educated and often the smartest person in the room.

According to the LA Times and several industry birdies, 31-year-old NCIS actor Jay Ellis will join the cast of The Game as Bryce “The Blueprint” Westbrook, a.k.a. “Blue”. His character to play the love interest opposite of Lauren London whose character happens to be a “former child star”.