Harlem Globetrotters coming to Ashland in February


ASHLAND — The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2019 Fan Powered World Tour to Ashland on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. To prep for this tour, the Globetrotters celebratd Guinness World Record Day by setting five new Guinness World Records, bringing the team’s standing Guinness World Record count to 21.

The records were highlighted by an impressive somersault basketball shot made by one of the team’s biggest stars, Bull Bullard, fromg 58 feet, 1.25 inches away from the hoop. The other records include the first record set by one of the team’s female stars and another set by the Globetrotters’ trampoline-dunk team, the Flying Globies, and are listed below:

  • Most basketball under the leg tumbles in one minute (female) – Torch George (32)
  • Most blindfolded basketball slam dunks in one minute – Zeus McClurkin (5)
  • Most behind the back three pointers in one minute – Zeus McClurkin (3)
  • Most under the leg slam dunks by a team using a trampoline in one minute – Flying Globies (28)

You can find a video of the record-setting efforts on YouTube.

The Ashland show is Kates Gymnasium, starting at 7 p.m.

At each Globetrotters game, there are more than 20 opportunities for fans to get a chance to directly interact with the team’s stars – that’s a 30-percent increase over any previous Globetrotters game.

The Harlem Globetrotters roster showcases some of the most thrilling athletes in the world, including Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and, Cheese Chisholm – plus female stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green.#

Prior to every performance, fans can secure a ticket to Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pregame event. Magic Pass gives fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After each game, fans can participate in a free autograph session.*

Tickets are available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketweb.com and the Kates Gymnasium box office. For more information, visit harlemglobetrotters.com.

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