Former Southwestern Christian University basketball star Tyler Inman was selected by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters in their eighth annual player draft it was announced last week.
Inman a native of Savannah, Okla., won the first-ever NAIA dunk contest, this past March in Kansas City, by reeling off perfect scores of 50 on each of his four jaw-dropping dunks in the competition. The 6-5 forward was the third-leading scorer for the Eagles his senior season and was second on the team in field goals made, three-pointers made and blocks.
The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment, showcasing some of the finest athletes on the planet and some of the greatest basketball ever seen. The Globetrotters represent 88 years of breaking down barriers, acts of goodwill, and a commitment to fans that goes beyond the game. The team searches the four corners of the world to find superb athletes with a flair for entertainment who are also able spread joy and goodwill outside of the athletic arena, via the Globetrotters’ numerous ambassadorial efforts.
"We like to think outside the box with our draft, so we look at all different kinds of athletes that could have the qualities of a Harlem Globetrotter,” said Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters’ director of player personnel.
Other players selected in past Globetrotter drafts include current Globetrotters Anthony “Ant” Atkinson, the first ever Globetrotters’ draft selection and a college All-American and national champion, former Siena sharp-shooter Tay “Firefly” Fisher, dunking and ball handling sensation William “Bull” Bullard and Corey “Thunder” Law, holder of the Guinness World Records® record for the longest basketball shot (109 feet 9 inches).
The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, 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 Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 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.
Posted on Mon, June 30, 2014
by Justin Tinder