Teen Phenom Mo’ne Davis Drafted By The Harlem Globetrotters
BY: John “Hennry” Harris
Mo’ne Davis‘ rise to media darling has been nothing short of phenomenal. The Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native captured the world’s attention after she became the first African-American female to appear in the Little League World Series.
The pitching prodigy left many of her male counterparts kicking up dust after being struck out and the athletic community embraced her acknowledging her athletic prowess while becoming an inspiration for young women and men alike.
Apparently, she wowed the legendary Harlem Globetrotters as they drafted the uber-athletic teenager, who is entering the 9th grade, to play for the team when she graduates from college.
The Harlem Globetrotters said in a statement that they are exercising a “Future Discovery Clause” to obtain the rights to Davis Tuesday (June 23, 2015) in their ninth annual player draft.
“When we conduct our draft, we look for outstanding athletes from different sports all over the world that exemplify the Globetrotters’ efforts to provide service, smiles and sportsmanship globally,” said Globetrotters’ director of player personnel Sweet Lou Dunbar. “This group of individuals embodies the skill, athleticism and showmanship it takes to be a Harlem Globetrotter.” (newyorkdailynews.com)
Davis, who made her high school varsity basketball team as an 8th grader, dreams of playing her college basketball for the UCONN Lady Huskies. In 2014 she was named Sports Illustrated Kids’ Sportskid of the Year, garnering the vaunted cover of SI, and the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year.
The Globetrotters have gotten to see Mo’ne Davis’ skills up close after she took the floor with the Globetrotters this past March when they visited Philadelphia.
In addition to Davis, the Globetrotters drafted 2015 college slam dunk champion LaQuavius Cotton, U.S. women’s soccer player Alex Morgan, trick shot artists Dude Perfect, Wyoming’s Larry Nance Jr. and Hawaii Pacific point guard Kylie Huerta.
Congratulations Mo’ne Davis !!
Watch video of Mo’ne Davis playing with the Harlem Globetrotters in Philadelphia and memorable moments from the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game of her schooling comedian Kevin Hart:
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