He later decided to become a lawyer but changed his mind and went into acting.
Blucas' first TV role was in 1995's television movie, Inflammable.
He was a perfect fit and made his feature-film debut as a benched player on the New York Knicks.
After working as the technical advisor on NBC's sports biopic Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story (1996), Blucas was able to expand his part as an athlete in Pleasantville (1997) by coordinating the film's basketball sequences.
He became the star player on the Girard High School basketball team.
While still swearing to fans that he will return to Buffy the Vampire Slayer as soon as he can, Blucas signed on to director Alex Steyermark's Pray for Rock 'n' Roll, which stars Gina Gershon, Jennifer Esposito, Jane Adams, and Shelly Cole as a struggling Los Angeles-based girl band.
Despite his onscreen success and his busy schedule, the actor still makes time for basketball.
Blucas' breakthrough role came in the fall of 1999, when he was cast as a regular on Joss Whedon's hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Portraying Buffy's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) demon-hunting boyfriend, Riley Finn, he became a recognizable actor with a sturdy fan base.