Harlem Globetrotters Bringing World Renowned Talent To Corvallis For First Time In 10 Years
April 4, 2012
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The world famous Harlem Globetrotters will bring their renowned live event to Corvallis for the first time in 10 years when they take to the Gill Coliseum court on Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m.
The game in Corvallis was added to the end of the Globetrotters' wildly popular 2012 North American Tour. Tickets to see the Globetrotters are on sale now at www.harlemglobetrotters.com, www.osubeavers.com, and by calling 1-800-GOBEAVS.
Jacob "Hops" Tucker will lead an impressive rookie class for the Globetrotters. At 5-10, Hops sports a 50-inch vertical leap, and his YouTube videos have garnered over five million views. His internet fame helped him secure an invite to the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest, which he eventually won on ESPN.
Hops joins other standout Globetrotter rookies, including Fatima "TNT" Maddox - the first female Globetrotter since 1993 and only the team's ninth in its 86 year history. TNT played for the accomplished Dawn Staley at Temple University and most recently honed her basketball skills professionally in Sweden.
The rookie class joins veteran showman Big Easy Lofton, who has gained fame off the basketball court as a two-time competitor on the CBS series "The Amazing Race." Competing on two seasons and 22 episodes, Big Easy and teammate Flight Time Lang finished fourth and second, becoming fan favorites with viewers.
Hops, TNT, and Big Easy are scheduled to play in Corvallis. Player rosters are subject to change.
Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters will celebrate their 86th consecutive year in 2012, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 120 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans--among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents--over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
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