Big Brother alum makes SlamBall debut

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Faysal Shafaat was part of the Big Brother 20 cast. Pic credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

SlamBall returned Friday night, and it features a former Big Brother houseguest.

Faysal “Fessy” Shafaat from the Big Brother 20 cast looked great in his debut.

Faysal showed what he could do as the stopper while playing for the Lava.

A “stopper” in SlamBall is much like a center in basketball, with that player considered the last line of defense.

To be a successful stopper, a player has to be good at blocking dunks.

And Faysal was racking up the blocks on Friday night.

Faysal plays SlamBall for the Lava

SlamBall is a face-paced game of basketball using trampolines and specializes in dunks.

It used to be a sport featured on ESPN, but it has been out of commission for a while.

On Friday night, the league returned. It will play a five-week regular season in Las Vegas with many games for the eight teams.

This leads toward the SlamBall Playoffs and a SlamBall Championship Game in mid-August.

The Lava lost their first game of the season to the Slashers, 67-63.

Even though his debut was a loss, Faysal had some plays that will go on his highlight reel.

The clip below shows Faysal defending the basket successfully against a dunk. The broadcaster even called Faysal a “reality TV star” as he praised his play.

SlamBall isn’t for the faint of heart, as there are hard hits during the games.

Below is an example of those hits.

The next game for the Lava comes on July 22. ESPN+ will provide television coverage of the event. If the Lava win their game, they will play a second game later in the evening.

Faysal comes from reality television, where he has appeared on Big Brother and The Challenge. If his first game is any indication, he could be a beast at this sport.

More Big Brother news

While Faysal enjoys playing SlamBall for the Lava, new seasons of Big Brother and The Challenge: USA debut on CBS.

Big Brother 25 debuts on August 2, and a new group of players will enter the house soon.

And The Challenge: USA 2 debuts later in August, with nine Big Brother alums on the cast.

Details about the new house and theme are coming out on July 26. That day will be packed with information about the upcoming season.

Julie Chen Moonves returns as the host this summer. She will likely provide a BB25 house tour before the season begins.

Fans should note that the Big Brother 25 TV schedule changes this fall, so new nights and times are coming.

It was also revealed that Big Brother alums gave the BB25 cast some advice

Big Brother 25 debuts on August 2 on CBS.

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