The most extraordinary Rookie Class team in history has been announced for the Harlem
Globetrotters 2012 tour and it includes three stand out rookies joining the squad this year. Paul
“Tiny” Sturgess measures in at 7’8” and is tallest pro basketball player in history. On the opposite
end 5’2” Jonte “Too Tall” Hall sets the record for the shortest player in history to join the team.
Finishing this trifecta is the first female player since 1993 Fatima “TNT” Maddox of Temple University.
Three challengers from the 2011 College Slam Dunk Contest will be wowing audiences on the
Globetrotters 2012 tour. Champion and YouTube sensation Jacob “Hops” Tucker joins the team at
5’10” with a 50-inch vertical. Slam dunk contest runner up John “Jet” Williams of UNC-Asheville and
semifinalist Darnell “Spider” Wilks of the University of Cincinnati also bring great talent to the team.
Giant is the only way to describe these players; 7’4” Jermaine “Stretch” Middleton, 7’ Anthony
“Biggie” McClain, and previously mentioned 7’8” Sturgess all towering over seven feet tall. Sturgess
is the tallest Globetrotter ever and comes to the team from a career at Mountain State University
(W.Va.). He is the 19th internationally born player in team history, hailing from Loughborough,
Current Globetrotters stars Special K Daley, Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Dizzy Grant, Scooter
Christensen, and many others will team up with the world class rookies for nearly 270 games on the
North American portion of the World Tour. Player rosters in each city will vary and are subject to
Tickets: Tickets ($23, $28, $35, $45, $63, $128) are on sale Monday, October 17, at 10 am. Tickets available at
Comcast Arena at Everett Box Office, charge by phone 866.332.8499 and online at
ComcastArenaEverett.com. A limited number of courtside seats are also available. Groups of ten or
more, call 425.322.2609.
The Comcast Arena at Everett, recipient of the International Association of Venue Manager’s (IAVM) prestigious Venue
Excellence Award 2010, was developed by the Everett Public Facilities District. The 10,000-seat venue hosts a myriad of events including concerts, ice skating and family shows. The facility is also home to the Everett Silvertips, a Western Hockey League franchise and the 2010 National Lacrosse League Champions, the Washington Stealth. The venue accommodates other sporting events such as basketball, volleyball and international skating competitions.
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Comcast Arena at Everett, as well as more than 100 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 20-million people attended more than 11,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year.
Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment