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22 Sep
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters will become the first team in history to receive the John Bunn Award during this year's Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 30th in Springfield, MS. The award is named for the first chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame Committee (1949-69). The award, instituted by the Basketball Hall's Board of Trustees in 1973, annually honors a national or international figure who has contributed greatly to the game of basketball. Some of the previous recipients of the award are: John Wooden, Bob Cousy, Arnold "Red" Aurebach, and Curt Gowdy.
18 Sep
Chicago, IL(OTW)-Sammy Sosa hit his 60th homerun of the season Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Sosa became the first player ever to hit 60 or more homers in two consecutive seasons.
15 Sep
The Bruin Report
Pickup Game at UCLA Draws Interesting Cast of Characters
Los Angeles, CA-
As noted, the pick-up games continue in the Men's Gym. Monday's games sported the best talent we have seen in some time, including Magic Johnson (who could easily still play in the NBA), John Salley, Olden Polynice, Howard Eisley, Benoit Benjamin, and ex-Bruins Baron Davis and Pooh Richardson. Of course, all of the current Bruins were playing, with Matt Barnes drawing the unenviable task of covering Magic. The pros, usually in "NBA-glide" mode, seemed to be playing a little harder than usual. Could it have been because Jerry West and Elgin Baylor were looking on? For those concerned (and ranting on the Internet chat boards about it) with the players merely playing pick-up games all summer, be advised that they do other things. The players work with personal trainers and coaches (since the UCLA coaches cannot work with them under NCAA rules), and lift weights constantly. And while the pick-up games might not perfectly simulate actual game conditions, they are a needed part of an off-season program. The players learn to play as a unit, compete against some of the best players in the world, and work on timing, shooting, passing, defense and get in great shape for the upcoming season. Definitely time well spent.
Copyright 1999, Bruin Hoop Report. Unauthorized duplication prohibited.
31 Aug
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters have broken camp with their 1999 roster. It included three former HBCU players. They are: Matt Jackson--Savannah State, '83, Clyde Sinclair--North Carolina Central, '80, and Otis Key--Lincoln, '96.
6 Aug
Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres got his 3,000th career hit Friday night at Montreal. The Padres beat the Expos as Gywnn got the hit in the first inning off of Montreal rookie Dan Smith. Gwynn became the first person in 20 years to get to the 3,000 hit mark. The last person to do it was Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1979.
Oakland A's' veteran Tim Raines has been diagnosed with lupus. Raines will miss the rest of the season.
NBA Trade Rumors
NBA trade rumored to have fallen through: The Wolves were to send Terrell Brandon to Indiana by way of a sign-and-trade. As part of the three-team deal, the Wolves would get Vancouver's No. 2 pick in order to take Baron Davis from UCLA; Vancouver was to get the Wolves' No. 6 and either of the Pacers' Dale Davis or Antonio Davis.
 Rumor II: Toronto trades its No. 5 pick and Tracy McGrady to Chicago for the Bulls' No. 1. Chicago trades the No. 5 to Boston for Ron Mercer, and the Celtics use the No. 5 to pick Szczerbiak. The Timberwolves trade their No. 6 pick and Anthony Peeler to Toronto for ex-Gopher John Thomas and the Raptors' two first-round picks next year, one of which was acquired from Minnesota as part of the Bobby Jackson-Dean Garrett trade. Toronto uses the No. 6 to take Bender. The Raptors use the No. 1 they receive from Chicago to pick point guard Steve Francis from Maryland.
 Rumor III: Ex-Gopher Sam Jacobson of the Los Angeles Lakers ends up with Vancouver as part of a convoluted, three-team deal that includes Orlando, with Baron Davis ultimately ending up with the Lakers.
29 June
Landover, MD(OTW)-Nigeria made history last Sunday in the Women's World Cup by becoming the first African team to advance to the quarterfinals of Cup action. Nigeria defeated Denmark 2-0 last Sunday, and will take on Brazil Thursday in Landover, in its push to qualify for the 2000 Summer Olympics. 23 June
Chicago, IL(OTW)-Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly scored two of four goals in first period play, as the USA crushed Nigeria 7-1 in women's World Cup action.
Nikiru Okosieme scored Nigeria's only goal at the second minute of the first period.
20 June
Los Angeles, CA(OTW)-Rita Nwadike scored a goal at the 79th minute to snap a 1-1 tie, which gave Nigeria a 2-1 win over Korea (DPR) in Women's World Cup Action Sunday. The winners will advance to take on the USA Thursday in Chicago.
Foxboro, MS(OTW)-Nana Gyamfua scored a goal at the 76th minute to give Ghana a 1-1 tie with Australia. Ghana will play China in Portland on Wednesday.
Odum Going Pro...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
-- Lamar Odom, a likely early pick in the upcoming NBA draft, is looking for a new agent and still intends to turn pro, his college coach said Wednesday.
"He needs new representation, and I'm the closest thing to a father figure that he's had in his life, and he needed a hug and to let him know that he's OK," Rhode Island coach Jerry DeGregorio said.
"He hasn't pulled himself out of the draft. There's a lot of speculation out there, but his name is in the draft," DeGregorio said from his office in Rhode Island.
Odom's availability in the draft was questioned after he skipped a league-wide physical in Chicago last weekend and canceled a workout with the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday. Then he turned up on Rhode Island's campus Sunday.
Hornets vice president Bob Bass said he thought Odom wanted to return to school, but didn't see how he could after signing an agent, which would jeopardize his standing as a college player under NCAA rules.
Odom was represented by New York City attorney Jeff Klein. Stu Jackson, president and general manager of the Vancouver Grizzlies -- the only team with which Odom has worked out -- said Klein told him Wednesday he had resigned as Odom's representative.
"Lamar is meeting with me to discuss his future plans," DeGregorio said. "He's in the process of reorganizing his advisory team and at this time he is planning to schedule further workouts with NBA teams next week."
Odom, 19, announced in May his availability for the June 30 draft.
Many scouts feel the 6-foot-9 Odom, who averaged 17.6 points and 9.4 rebounds last season, will be a top-five pick.
10 May
(PHOENIX, May 10, 1999)
- The Harlem Globetrotters announced today that they have signed rookie forward Erin Galloway and extended the contract of point guard Johnny Rhodes. Galloway is a 6-8 skywalker from the University of Hawaii, while Rhodes was recently named the Denny's Restaurant Most Valuable Player of the 1999 College All-Star Series. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not announced.
"Erin and Johnny are two outstanding players that are exciting to watch," said Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Harlem Globetrotters. "Galloway is a tremendous jumper and shot blocker who will only get better with time, while Rhodes proved his ability as a team leader, both offensively and defensively, during the recent College All-Star Series."
Possessing a 48-inch vertical jump, Galloway was one of the most talented leapers in all of college basketball in 1998-99. The 23-year-old averaged 5.5 points per game while tying for the team lead with 33 blocked shots as a senior at Hawaii. As a junior he was named to the All-Western Athletic Conference Newcomer and Defensive teams, averaging 7.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per outing while swatting 41 shots and recording 41 slam dunks in 29 games. A native of Marietta, Ga., Galloway played at Atlanta Metro College before enrolling at Hawaii in 1997.
The Atlantic Coast Conference's all-time leader in steals (344), Rhodes averaged 14.0 points, 10.0 assists, and 9.0 rebounds during the three-game College All-Star Series to lead the Globetrotters. A week ago (May 2), the Globetrotters completed the three-game sweep at the Firstar Center in Cincinnati, posting a 106-97 victory over the nation's top college seniors. A former standout at the University of Maryland, Rhodes was a college teammate of current Globetrotter forward Exree Hipp from 1992 to 1996.
The 1999 College All-Star Series, sponsored by Denny's restaurants, featured games in Oakland (April 25), Detroit (May 1) and Cincinnati (May 2). The Globetrotters won the opener at the Oakland Arena, 108-87, and overcame a 13-point second-half deficit in Game Two to win, 99-93, at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Game Three can be seen again on ESPN2 on Wednesday, May 19th at 1:30 p.m., ET.
8 May
Chasing Aaron
New York(OTW)-Ken Griffey, Jr. hit his 361st career homer Saturday (11th of the season) helping Seattle to crush New York 14-5 at Yankee Stadium. The homer tied Griffey with Joe DiMaggio for 45th on the all-time home-run list. Griffey is on pace to hit at least 40 home runs by the end of this season. He could possibly wind up with 400 career home runs before the season ends. Griffey will not be 30-years-old until November.
2 May
Cincinnati, OH(OTW)-Globetrotter point guard Johnny Rhodes had 26 points, 13 rebounds, as the Trotters posted a 106-97 win over the College All-Stars, sweeping the series three games to none. James Posey of Xavier led the College All-Stars with 16 points.
1 May
Auburn Hill, MI(OTW)-Jessie Drain hit a three-point field goal with 2:35 left in the contest to give the Harlem Globetrotters their first lead, and an eventual 99-93 win over the College All-Stars.
Devean George led the winners with 23 points.
College All-Star Willie Mitchell led all scorers with 28 points.
25 Apr
Oakland, CA(OTW)-Forward Marc Carter scored 20 points on 9-10 shooting from the floor in the game, as The Harlem Globetrotters beat the College All-Stars 108-87 in the first of a series of games between the two teams. The next contest will be May 1 in Detroit.
University of California guard Geno Carlisle led the All-Stars with 15 points and seven assists.
On 25 Apr, the Harlem Globetrotters Will Play College All-Stars In A Series of Basketball Games. Here Are The Rosters of The College All-Stars.

BACARI ALEXANDER (University of Detroit) . A 1999 Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Defensive team member, Alexander started all 31 games for Detroit as a senior. He averaged 7.5 points and a career-high 5.5 rebounds as the Titans reached the NCAA Tournament. During his first season with Detroit in 1997-98, Alexander cracked the starting lineup in early December and sparked the team to an 11-game winning streak. He sat out the 1996-97 campaign after transferring from Robert Morris College. Alexander was named to the Northeast Conference All-Newcomer team as a freshman after finishing second on his team in scoring (8.9 ppg), rebounding (4.7 rpg) and field goal percentage (.532). Captured the Michigan Class A title and USA Today national championship as a high school freshman playing alongside current NBA stars Jalen Rose, Howard Eisley and Voshon Lenard. High School: Southwestern High School in Detroit, Mich.
LENNY BROWN (Xavier University) . A 6-2 guard, Brown served as the Musketeers' tri-captain for the third straight year in 1998-99, starting 112 straight games. He was named to the All-NIT team after averaging 19.2 points per game while leading Xavier to a 4-1 record. Brown led Xavier in scoring for the third time in four years, averaging a career-best 18.1 ppg as a senior. A long range bomber, he finished his stellar career as the Musketeers' all-time leader in three-point field goals made (236-of-646, .365-percent) and steals (242), while ranking third on the career scoring chart (1,885). Brown was twice named to the First Team All-Atlantic 10 Conference team (1998-99 & 1996-97), and was named to the league's All-Rookie team as a freshman. High School: William Penn High School in New Castle, Del.
GENO CARLISLE (University of California) . The 6-3 Carlisle was the hero of the 1999 National Invitation Tournament championship game, producing a three-point play with 4.7 seconds remaining in the game to give the Golden Bears a 61-60 victory over Clemson. The NIT title was California's first postseason crown since Pete Newell coached the Golden Bears to the 1959 NCAA Championship. He led Cal in scoring (15.9 ppg), assists (129), three-point field goals made (41), and minutes played (1,111) in 1998-99. Carlisle played his final two seasons at California after transferring from Northwestern University. He earned Pac-10 All-Newcomer second team honors as a junior, leading the Golden Bears in scoring with 17.9 points per game. High School: Ottawa Hills High School in Grand Rapids, Mich.
WILLIAM "BUD" ELEY (Southeast Missouri State University) . The Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1998-99, Eley is one of the nation's dominant big men. The 6-10, 260-pound center averaged a team-best 15.3 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.6 blocked shots per game during his senior >campaign. He finished as Southeast's all-time leading rebounder (955) and shot blocker (178) and fourth career leading scorer (1,611). Eley tallied 19 double-doubles in 1998-99 and grabbed 21 rebounds vs. Southwest Missouri State on Dec. 22nd, the third highest rebound total by a collegian this season. He is the only player in school history to score over 1,600 points and pull down over 900 rebounds. High School: Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Mich.
FRANCISCO ELSON (University of California) . A seven-foot center, Elson is an outstanding rebounder and shot blocker who played an integral role in California's 1999 NIT Championship. He averaged 5.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and shot .513-percent from the field as a senior for the Golden Bears. Elson started 13 games in his first season at Cal in 1997-98, averaging 5.0 points and 4.7 boards per game. He was named Most Valuable Player of the Golden Bear Classic as a junior. Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Elson played at Kilgore College, averaging 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks as a sophomore. A native of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he did not begin playing basketball until the age of 15. Elson has previously participated in the Pete Newell Big Man Camp in Hawaii. High School: Maria Regina M.A.V.O. in the Netherlands.
JEFF FOSTER (Southwest Texas State University) . One of college basketball's best kept secrets, Foster ranked third in the country in rebounding in 1998-99, averaging 11.3 boards per game. The 6-11 center posted back-to-back junior and senior seasons by averaging a double-double in points and rebounds. Foster averaged a career-best 14.2 ppg as a senior, following averages of 12.8 ppg and 10.2 rpg as a junior in 1997-98. He led the Bobcats in rebounding 25 times during his final campaign en route to earning All-Southland Conference honors. He ranked 17th in the nation in rebounding as a junior. High School: Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas.
ANTONIO GARCIA (Kentucky Wesleyan College) . A 6-8 workhorse, Garcia was named the 1999 NABC Division II Player of the Year after leading all Division II players in rebounding (14.6 rpg) for the second straight season. He also ranked fourth in NCAA field goal percentage (.642) and led his team in scoring (18.5 ppg) as Kentucky Wesleyan posted a 35-2 record to capture the 1999 NCAA Division II National Championship. Garcia also earned consensus first team All-American, Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year and NCAA National Championship Most Outstanding Player honors as both a junior and senior. High School: Panama City, Panama.
JELANI GARDNER (Pepperdine University) . A 6-6 point guard with blazing quickness, Gardner earned All-West Coast Conference First Team honors for the second consecutive season in 1998-99. He led Pepperdine in scoring (13.9 ppg), assists (147), steals (40), three-point field goals (35), and minutes played (1,044) as a senior. Gardner played his first two seasons (1994-96) at the University of California and averaged 10.7 points per game as a freshman en route to earning honorable mention Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman honors. As a prep standout, he was a USA Today First Team All-America selection. High School: St. John Bosco High in West Covina, Calif.
JERMAINE JACKSON (University of Detroit) . The 1998-99 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Player of the Year and also a member of the league coaches' All-Defensive Team, Jackson averaged a career-best 13.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Titans as a senior. He was named Most Valuable Player of UTEP's Sun Classic after leading Detroit to the championship. Jackson led Detroit as a junior with 17 points in an upset win over Big Ten champion Michigan State. The 6-4 guard was a four-year starter at Detroit and the heart of the Titan backcourt. Jackson was just the fourth player in school history to record over 1,000 points and over 400 assists in a career. High School: Finney High School in Detroit, Mich.
JASON KLEIN (Michigan State University) . A 6-7 shooting guard, Klein was Michigan State's top three-point scoring threat as the Spartans won the Big Ten Conference and reached the NCAA Final Four in 1998-99. He averaged 9.4 points and sank a team-high 46 three-pointers to finish third on the school's all-time list with 152. The co-captain scored a season-high 22 points on Feb. 16 to key an important conference win against Purdue. Klein earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors as a junior after posting career highs of 11.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 69 three-point field goals made. High School: Grosse Ile High School in Grosse Ile, Mich.
J.R. KOCH (University of Iowa) . The co-winner of Iowa's Best Defensive Player award, Koch led the team with a career-high 32 blocked shots to finish fifth on the school's all-time list (92). He also ranked second in scoring (10.2 ppg) and third in rebounding (4.2 rpg) as the Hawkeyes advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16. At 6-10, Koch is equally effective from the outside, hitting 24-of-62 (.387 percent) of his three-point attempts. Recorded career highs of 36 assists and 4.3 rpg as a sophomore in 1996-97. He appeared in all 125 games during his four years at Iowa, finishing with an impressive career field goal percentage of .509. High School: Morton High School, Morton, Ill.
ARTHUR LEE (Stanford University) . One of the nation's top point guards, Lee was Stanford's second-leading scorer (13.1 ppg) and the Pac-10's top free throw shooter (.886-percent) in 1998-99. The 6-1 playmaker is only the third player in Pac-10 history to win back-to-back free throw titles, accomplishing the feat as a junior and senior. As a junior, he helped propel the Cardinal to the NCAA Final Four, averaging 20.6 points and 5.6 assists per game during Stanford's five NCAA Tournament games. Lee tallied 1,229 career points and played in 126 games at Stanford. High School: North Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, Calif.
MELVIN LEVETT (University of Cincinnati) . A 6-3 guard from Cleveland, Levett was a crowd favorite and human highlight film at Cincinnati with his impressive 43-inch vertical leap. He was the Bearcats' chief outside scoring threat and finished his career fourth on the school's chart in three-point field goals made, attempted, and percentage (164-of-471, .348-percent). Levett, who averaged a career-best 14.2 points per game in 1998-99, finished his Cincinnati career with 1,119 points. He was named co-captain of the 1999 College All-Star roster on March 30th. High School: Euclid Senior High in Cleveland, Ohio.
QUINCY LEWIS (University of Minnesota) ... A 6-7 guard/forward, Lewis led the Big Ten Conference in scoring and finished third in the nation by averaging 23.1 points per game in 1998-99. He led the Gophers in scoring in 22-of-28 games during his senior campaign, including a stretch of 20 straight games. A versatile scorer, Lewis ranked second in scoring as a junior at Minnesota, averaging 14.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per outing. He was nicknamed "Instant Offense" for his play off the bench during his first two college seasons and was a vital member as a sophomore during the Gopher's run to the Final Four. Lewis played in 127-of-130 career games and finished seventh on Minnesota's all-time chart with 1,614 points. High School: Parkview High School in Little Rock, Ark.
GARY LUMPKIN (Xavier University) . A three-time All-Atlantic 10 Conference selection, Lumpkin started his final 118 games at Xavier, which is three shy of the school record. The 6-2 guard led the Musketeers in assists all four years, while finishing 11th on the all-time scoring list with 1,507 points (12.3 ppg) and second with 219 career three-pointers made. He recorded career highs of 14.7 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 34.6 mpg, 139 field goals made, 70 three-pointers made and .823 free throw percentage as a sophomore in 1996-97, earning first team All-Atlantic 10 honors. Xavier compiled a 78-34 record when Lumpkin and high school teammate Lenny Brown started in the backcourt. High School: William Penn High School in New Castle, Del.
WILLIE MITCHELL (University of Alabama-Birmingham) . Mitchell overcame season-ending foot surgery during his junior season to average a career-high 10.0 points in 32 games in 1998-99. Playing mainly off the bench, he ranked second on the team in blocked shots (17) and field goals made (222), while pulling down 4.3 rebounds per contest. The 6-8 forward averaged 9.5 points and 5.0 rebounds as a junior after sitting out the 1996-97 campaign as a transfer. Mitchell played his first two seasons at the University of Michigan, where he averaged 5.6 points and 2.8 rebounds over 56 games. As a prep, he was a member of two state championship teams and was named Michigan's Mr. Basketball as a senior in 1994. High School: Pershing High School in Detroit, Mich.
RICKY MOORE (University of Connecticut) ... The defensive hero in UConn's win over Duke in the 1999 NCAA Final Four Championship game, the 6-2 Moore is regarded as one of the nation's top defensive stars. Moore tallied 13 points and eight rebounds in 37 minutes of action in the victory over the Blue Devils. He has been the Huskies co-captain for the past three seasons and finished as the school's all-time leader in games played with 134. Moore averaged 6.6 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest as a senior, ranking second on the team in both assists (131) and steals (39). During one stretch in 1998-99, he made 29 consecutive free throws to rank third longest in UConn history. High School: Westside High School in Augusta, Ga.
ADEMOLA OKULAJA (University of North Carolina) . A rangy 6-9 forward, Okulaja led the Tar Heels in scoring (13.9 ppg), rebounding (8.4 rpg), three-point field goals (59) and steals (46) in 1998-99. No other player in North Carolina history has led the team in those four categories. He appeared in 139 career games for the Tar Heels, never missing a contest and totaling 1,254 points and 890 rebounds. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Okulaja was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Team and All-ACC Tournament Team as a senior. He earned second-team All-ACC Tournament honors as a junior and was named the ACC's Most Underrated Player by The Sporting News in 1997-98. High School: John F. Kennedy School in Berlin, Germany.
JAMES POSEY (Xavier University) . Despite playing only three seasons at Xavier, Posey ranks eighth all-time with 801 rebounds (8.4 rpg) and 12th with 1,455 points (15.3 ppg). He recorded career highs in scoring (16.9 ppg), rebounding (8.9 rpg), steals (102), blocked shots (34) and three-point field goal percentage (.366) as a senior, while earning first team All-Atlantic 10 Conference honors and the A-10 Defensive Player of the Year award. The 102 steals were a Xavier record. Posey also ranked third in the conference in field goal percentage (.488) and fourth in free throw percentage (.814), including making a school-record 31 foul shots in a row. Other honors for Posey throughout his career included the A-10 Sixth Man award in 1996-97 and 1997-98 and the 1998 A-10 Tournament Most Outstanding Player award. The 6-8 forward won a gold medal as a key member of Team USA at the 1998 Goodwill Games. High School: Twinsburg R.B. Chamberlin in Cleveland, Ohio.
KAREEM REID (University of Arkansas) . The 5-11 point guard finished his career as Arkansas' all-time leader in assists with 748 and ranks second on the Southeastern Conference career chart. Reid also placed third on the UA and SEC all-time steals lists with 251, while ranking 13th at his school in career scoring (1,475). He averaged 10.4 points and 5.3 assists as a senior to earn NABC Division 9 second team honors. Reid's 2.48 assists-to-turnover ratio led the SEC in 1998-99. He also led the conference in assists (5.7 apg) as a sophomore and was named SEC Newcomer of the Year in 1995-96 after establishing Razorbacks records of 219 assists and 6.6 apg. High School: St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, N.Y.
ANTONIO REYNOLDS-DEAN (University of Rhode Island) . The top free throw shooter (.712-percent) and second-leading scorer (13.2 ppg) and rebounder\ (6.7 rpg) for Rhode Island in 1998-99, Reynolds-Dean was an All-Atlantic 10 Tournament selection as a senior. The 6-7 forward set a conference >tournament record with a 10-for-11 performance (.909) from the field against George Washington on March 5th. Reynolds-Dean was the Atlantic 10's Rookie of the Year in 1995-96, averaging 12.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. He tallied 1,566 career points (12.3 ppg) and 1,022 career rebounds (8.0 rpg) at Rhode Island. High School: Frederick Douglass High in Atlanta, Ga.
PETER SAUER (Stanford University) . An outstanding leader, Sauer was Stanford's co-captain in 1998-99 where he played both the small and power forward positions. The 6-7 leaper averaged 8.6 points and 4.3 rebounds as a senior, scoring in double figures in 13 games. Sauer started his last 95 games at Stanford, helping the Cardinal to a 76-19 record in those outings. Overall, he played in 124 contests in his career, ranking fourth all-time in Stanford history. Sauer connected on 87-of-247 shots from beyond the >three-point line during his career (.352-percent). His father Mark is the president of the NHL's St. Louis Blues and CEO of the Kiel Center in St. Louis, Mo. High School: Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pa.
ERIC SCHRAEDER (St. Mary's College) . As a senior, Schraeder became the first Gael to be named West Coast Conference Player of the Year since Steve Gray in 1962. The 6-9 forward led the league in scoring in 1998-99 for all games, averaging 19.8 points per game, and also averaged a team-high 6.1 rebounds. He established a school record with eight three-pointers against Iowa State on Nov. 25, 1998, en route to a career-high 30 points. Schraeder broke the school's single-season scoring record as a senior with 614 points. He also was named to the WCC All-Academic Team for the fourth straight year and ranks second on the Gaels' career chart for three-pointers with 170. High School: Manual High School in Denver, Col.
ANTONIO SMITH (Michigan State University) . A team captain for the Spartans, Smith led Michigan State in rebounding (8.4 rpg) for the third consecutive season in 1998-99, as his team advanced to the NCAA Final Four. He averaged 6.5 points per game as a senior, shooting .535-percent from the floor. The >6-8 forward led the Big Ten in rebounding as a sophomore (10.6 rpg) en route to earning third team All-Big Ten Conference honors. His older brother Fernando is a defensive end for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. High School: Flint Northern High School in Flint, Mich.
COBY TURNER (University of Dayton) . A deadly long-range shooter, Turner averaged 9.7 points and a career-high 5.6 rebounds in 1998-99. He converted 51-of-136 three-point attempts (.375-percent) after ranking second in the nation and setting a school record as a junior by shooting .520-percent (58-for-112) from beyond the arc. Turner also posted personal bests in scoring (13.3 ppg), assists (60), field goals made (147) and field goal percentage (.455) during the 1997-98 campaign, earning the Atlantic 10 Conference's Chris Daniels Award for the most improved player in the league. Nicknamed "The Cobra," Turner attended Hargrave Military Academy near Danville, Va. for a year after high school, leading the school in scoring (16.5 ppg) and grabbing 6.1 rpg. High School: Lee High School in Springfield, Va.
GERALD ZIMMERMAN (University of San Francisco) . A 6-6 forward, Zimmerman became the first USF player to lead the West Coast Conference in scoring (19.9 ppg) during league play since Quentin Dailey in 1982. He was named Unanimous All-West Coast Conference, averaging 18.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in all games. As a senior, he scored 31 points to lead USF over St. Louis and tallied 18 points in an upset win over Xavier. In just two seasons at USF he tallied 114 three-pointers. Prior to joining San Francisco, Zimmerman played two seasons at Ventura Junior College, where he led them to back-to-back state JC championships. High School: Kathleen High School in Lakeland, Fla.
17 Apr
New York, NY(OTW)-Donovan McNabb, Akili Smith, and Duante Culpepper were part of history Saturday. They were all picked in the first round of the NFL Draft. It marked the first time that the National Football League (NFL) picked three Black quarterbacks in the first round of the draft. It also marked the first time the two Black quarterbacks were taken in the first three picks of the draft. McNabb (from Syracuse)was the second picked of the selection, taken by the Philadelphia Eagles. Smith (from Oregon) was the third pick of the selection, chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals. Culpepper (Central Florida) was the 11th pick of the draft, taken by the Minnesota Vikings.
8 Apr
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Harlem Globetrotters owner Mannie Jackson has been invited to sit on a council with Prince Charles of Wales and Tony Banks (Minister of Sport in England). The council, starting on April 27, will examine how major sporting organizations can help combat racism, and also how top level sports people can "put spmething back into the community." Both issues are currently at the top of the national media and business agenda in the United Kingdom.
(PHOENIX, March 22, 1999)
- The Harlem Globetrotters announced today that the team has signed point guard Reggie Geary, a former standout at the University of Arizona and a 1996 second-round NBA Draft pick. The signing was announced by team Owner and Chairman Mannie Jackson. Per club policy, terms of the deal were undisclosed.
"Reggie is an outstanding guard," said Jackson, who now has signed two former NBA Draft picks this month (6-9 forward Mark Sanford on March 2nd). "He has proven that he can run an offense effectively and distribute the ball at a high level. We are excited to have him join our team and we anticipate that our fans will enjoy his style of play."
A 6-2 playmaker, Geary has appeared in over 100 NBA career games with Cleveland and San Antonio, playing a season-high 62 games with the Spurs in 1997-98. The 25-year-old, who was born in Trenton, N.J., was a high school standout at Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif., before enrolling at Arizona.
For more information on the Harlem Globetrotters, visit the team's official web site at www.harlemglobetrotters.com
(PHOENIX, FEB. 18, 1999)
- One of professional basketball's original pioneers will be honored by the Harlem Globetrotters during a special "Legends" ceremony at Rosemont Horizon in Chicago on Friday, Feb. 26th. Bernie Price, who will be presented his ring by Globetrotters Owner and Chairman Mannie Jackson, will be just the 14th person to receive the distinguished Harlem Globetrotter Legends award.
"Bernie Price was one of the original pioneers of professional basketball who deserves strong consideration for induction into the Naismith Hall of Fame," said Jackson, who purchased the Globetrotters in 1993. "He was an outstanding player with strong character."
Created in 1993, the prestigious "Legends" ring is presented to those who have made a major contribution to the success and development of the Globetrotters organization. A special advisory board selects the honoree who has excelled in athletic ability and off the court with humanitarian contributions.
A native of Toledo, Ohio, Price moved to Chicago as a teenager and quickly became known in basketball circles as an outstanding, quick and powerful forward/center. The Harlem Globetrotters signed the 6-3 standout in the mid-1930's and he toured with the team for over 10 years. Price played in the annual World Professional Basketball tournament with the Globetrotters over a seven-year span (1939-45), and helped the team capture their first World Championship in 1940 with a 31-29 win over George Halas' Chicago Bruins.
The 83-year-old enjoyed one of his finest basketball campaigns during the 1941-42 season when he scored over 3,000 points in a 104-game Globetrotter season, an incredible achievement during an era of low scoring games. Price joined the National Basketball League (the predecessor to today's NBA) in 1942 as a member of the Chicago Studebakers for one season. Price started at forward for the Studebakers and led the league in free throws made during his lone NBL season.
The Studebakers were the pioneers of racial integration, as nine of the 13 players on the roster in 1942-43 were African Americans. The NBL and the Studebakers were years ahead of professional baseball and football for breaking the color barrier. The 1950-51 season marked the first appearance of black players in the NBA, as Harlem Globetrotter Chuck Cooper became the first black player to be drafted in the NBA by Boston and teammate Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton became the first to sign an NBA contract when he signed with New York.
Price joins 12 previous "Legends" player recipients, including Hubert "Geese" Ausbie (1994), Willie Gardner (1998), William "Pop" Gates (1995), J.C. Gipson (1995), Robert "Showboat" Hall (1998), Charles "Tex" Harrison (1996), Connie Hawkins (1994), Mannie Jackson (1993), Bob Karstens (1994), Junius Kellogg (1998), Fred "Curly" Neal (1993), and Lynette Woodard (1996).
-30- Do Not Forget The Kids--Special Story
by Carlton Green

Columbia, SC
Terrence Woods scored 11 points as Alcorn Middle School defeated Webber Middle 52-20. Zach Oree, Alcorn's leading scorer for the season, had 10 points. The winning Knights led 18-1 after the opening period. Terrence Harling and Ventrell Kitt had eight points each.
Girls Action:
Lalraya Pickett poured in 22 points as Alcorn Middle defeated W.A. Perry Middle 35-29. Tiara Taylor and Laquietta Carter closed out the scoring for the winners with seven and six points respectively.
(PHOENIX, January 25, 1999)
- The Harlem Globetrotters announced today the signing of 6-8 forward Marc Carter. The former standout at San Diego State University has joined the Globetrotters as they continue their 73rd season of play.
"Marc is a physical specimen who will be a presence in the lane and on the boards," said Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Globetrotters. "He also brings to the team a personality that will rub off on fans all across the country."
After beginning his collegiate career at Southwestern (Junior) College in Chula Vista, Calif., Carter starred at San Diego State from 1993-95. He was named to the Western Athletic Conference All-Newcomer team his first season before leading the Aztecs in scoring (13.3 ppg) and rebounding (6.7 rpg) as a senior. Carter started 53-of-56 games during his career at San Diego State.
Carter has spent most of the last three years overseas, playing professionally in France, Brazil and China. He also spent a portion of his rookie campaign with San Diego of the Continental Basketball Association.
(PHOENIX, January 22, 1999)
- After playing or coaching in more than 8,500 Harlem Globetrotter basketball games over the past 38 years, Charles "Tex" Harrison had thought he had witnessed just about everything. However, the scene in Little Rock, Arkansas, last night provided a new encounter for the veteran coach of the Globetrotters, as tornadoes slashed across the state leaving thousands without electricity and several families with damaged homes.
The Globetrotters were in Little Rock on Thursday night to play their annual game at Barton Coliseum, scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. When the Globetrotters left their hotel for the coliseum, the team was fully aware of the tornado warnings issued to more than half of the state's 75 counties, but they had no idea what the dramatic evening ahead would bring.
"At approximately 6:10-6:15 p.m., four tornadoes were spotted in the immediate area of the building, within a one-to-two mile radius and the sirens were blaring," said Jeff Bowers, assistant general manager of the Barton Coliseum. "So we told everyone, including the players, to move to the center of the basketball court and wait it out. After surveying the surrounding area this morning, I think we are all so very lucky to even be here today. We knew there was damage around us but not so close, probably about 200-to-250 yards away from us you could see the damage."
"That was the first time I have ever been through an experience like that, and I have been around this world quite a few times," said Harrison, who signed with the Globetrotters in 1954 as a player. "They brought us out of the locker room to the center of the floor with all of the fans and you could hear it howling outside like a freight train. I've played under adverse conditions before, but never something like that. Our players were apprehensive at first, but once everyone was together on the court with the fans, it was just like one big family. In fact, I think some of the fans forgot about the weather outside because they were able to meet and talk to our players."
Despite the inclimate weather and less than normal conditions, the game was completed after a 40-minute delay as the majority of the crowd stayed to watch the Globetrotters play. Tonight Harrison will guide the Globetrotters against the New York Nationals in San Jose, Calif., leaving his thoughts and prayers behind with the families and friends in Arkansas.
Starkville, MS(OTW)-University of Arkansas head basketball coach Nolan Richardson became the school's all-time winningest head coach Wednesday night when his team beat Mississippi State 61-59. The win gave Richardson 326 victories at the school, pushing him one win by Glen Rose.
(PHOENIX, January 13, 1999)
- Harlem Globetrotters Owner and Chairman Mannie Jackson announced today the team is set to take on a squad of collegiate All-Americans during a competitive three-game series this spring, reconvening a tradition that began almost 50 years ago.
Cities and dates are still being negotiated for the series, with one of the games scheduled to be televised on ESPN2. The series is the first of its kind since April 19th, 1997, when the Globetrotters defeated a group of first-round NBA draft picks from the Desert Classic, 126-114, in Phoenix. Current Globetrotter forward Michael St. Julien recorded 17 points, 13 rebounds and five steals to capture Most Valuable Player honors for the game.
"The game with the Harlem Globetrotters was one of the funnest of my career," said guard Bobby Jackson, a 1997 first-round NBA draft pick who is now a member of the Denver Nuggets. "While those guys are out there putting on a show, you have to respect their playing ability. They are great athletes as well as entertainers."
The original World Series of Basketball against the college all-stars began in 1950. The initial game, featuring Globetrotter legends Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton, Marques Haynes and Inman Jackson, and Bob Cousy before he became a star for the Boston Celtics, drew more than 18,000 fans in Chicago. It was followed by a crowd of better than 40,000 people during the first-ever night game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
(PHOENIX, January 12, 1999)
- The Harlem Globetrotters announced today that the team has promoted Hubert "Geese" Ausbie to a new vice president role with the team and named Reggie Dixon head coach. The announcement was made by Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the organization.
Ausbie, who has served as a player and coach with the Globetrotters for over 30 years, will now serve as Vice President of Global Ambassadors. In his new role, the 60-year-old will be involved in a variety of marketing, ambassadorial, and summer youth camp initiatives. In addition, the Little Rock, Ark. resident will continue to train and critique the team's showmen, a role Ausbie held and gained international fame with the Globetrotters from 1961 to 1985.
"This is a reward and much-deserved promotion for one of the top people ever to be associated with the Globetrotters," said Jackson, who purchased the Globetrotters in 1993. "Geese was a valuable member to the team as a player and a coach, and will now be even more valuable in his new role as a corporate vice president."
One of the most gifted players to ever don the red, white, and blue, Ausbie was a multi-sport standout at Philander Smith College before joining the Globetrotters in 1961. He retired from playing in 1985 and began coaching the Globetrotters in 1995. Ausbie ran a national drug awareness program for children from 1985 to 1995.
A member of the Globetrotters for the past eight seasons, Dixon takes over the head coaching reigns of the Globetrotters. The 6-0 guard has served as a player/assistant coach for the past two seasons and is also one of the organization's top marketing ambassadors. The 34-year-old is known as a student of the game and is a renowned motivational speaker and basketball clinician.
4 Jan
(PHOENIX, January 4, 1999) - The Harlem Globetrotters announced today the signing of 6-1 guard Jamar Curry. The rookie out of the University of Oregon joins the Globetrotters for their 73rd consecutive season of play.
"Jamar is raw talent and pure energy on the court, which rubs off on his teammates and fans," said Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Globetrotters. "His background is also impressive, having come from one of the nation's finest high school programs (St. Anthony's in Jersey City, N.J.) and a quality university like Oregon."
One of the most athletic players to ever suit up at Oregon, Curry posted career highs in blocked shots (12) and assists (55) as a senior in 1997-98. He was a two-time winner of the team's John Warren Most Inspirational Award for his enthusiasm and efforts, and also received Best Defensive Player honors as a sophomore while recording personal bests in scoring, rebounding and shooting percentage.
23 Dec
(PHOENIX, December 23, 1998)
- Track & field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee will become the sixth person ever to be named an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter" during the team's annual tour stop at Kiel Center in St. Louis on January 8th. The announcement was made today by Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Globetrotters.
"We feel this is a fitting tribute to honor the outstanding career of Jackie Joyner-Kersee," said Jackson, a native of Edwardsville, Ill., who purchased the team in 1993. "She has represented her country and sport in an exemplary way, serving as a role model for millions of people. The Harlem Globetrotters are proud to welcome her into the family."
Joyner-Kersee has represented the United States in the last four Summer Olympics, capturing three gold medals, one silver and two bronzes in the long jump and heptathlon competitions. She has also won four gold medals in the World Championships and was selected the International Amateur Athletic Federation Female Athlete of the Year in 1994 and the winner of the 1986 Sullivan Award, the most prestigious amateur athletic award.
"It is a great honor to be involved with an institution like the Harlem Globetrotters," said Joyner-Kersee. "I look at the Globetrotters as an institution because they have demonstrated their fortitude and credibility as a world-class team. They have shown themselves to be a quality organization with staying and rebound skills."
A native of East St. Louis, Ill., Joyner-Kersee established the current world heptathlon record at the 1988 Olympics and owns the American long jump record. She attended UCLA on a basketball scholarship and graduated in 1985 with a degree in History.
Only five other people have been bestowed an "Honorary Harlem Globetrotter" during the 72-year history of the team. Dr. Henry Kissinger became the first recipient in 1976 and was followed by comedian Bob Hope in 1977, actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg in 1989, Basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar following his retirement in 1989, and President Nelson Mandela of South Africa in 1996.
22 Dec
Palo Alto, CA(OTW)-The American Basketball League (ABL) announced Tuesday that it was ceasing operations and filing Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The league, which was formed in 1995, and began play in 1996 shut down operations because of a lack of funds. The ABL was unable to secure sponsorship that the NBA-bankrolled WNBA was able to do. All games have been cancelled and players will be paid at least through December.
9 Dec
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Glen Francis, Trent Pulliam, and Exree Hipp are the latest in the signees with the Harlem Globetrottters. Hipp, 6-9, is a former Maryland standout. Pulliam, 6-9, played ball at Jackson State. Francis is a 5-10 point guard who attended New Haven.
8 Dec
(PHOENIX, Dec. 8, 1998)
- The Harlem Globetrotters announced today the addition of two new staff members to the team's front office. The new additions include Mike Hammonds and Joe Branch. The announcement was made by Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Globetrotters.
A new addition to the marketing staff, Hammonds brings over 10 years of sales and marketing experience to the Globetrotters. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, his background also includes serving as a hospital youth counselor and a program director for troubled and abused children. Hammonds also spent five years touring as a professional basketball player with the legendary Marques Haynes. A native of Edwardsville, Ill., Hammonds and his wife Julie have three children and reside in Houston.
A native of Houston, Branch joins the Globetrotters operations department after earning a degree in Communication Studies at Northwestern University. The 22-year-old was a three-year basketball starter at Northwestern, appearing in 107 career games for the Wildcats from 1994 to 1998. He enjoyed his finest college campaign in 1995-96, starting 24-of-27 games and averaging 6.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Branch prepped at Kinkaid High School in Houston where he was a two-time all-state and all-city selection.
The Globetrotters will tip-off their 1999 tour on Friday, December 18 at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. The first game of the tour will be taped for a special holiday themed game, airing on ESPN2 on December 24th at 8:00 p.m., ET.
30 Nov
From the Desk of the Superscout
NEW YORK -- It's called the January Theory, and it holds that the NBA lockout will last at least another five weeks.
It could be that they don't meet for another month," agent Steve Kauffman said Sunday. "I've been telling my players for the past couple of weeks that they shouldn't expect to play until mid-January at the earliest."
With negotiations stalled and the players believing the owners are trying to further test their resolve, it appears that commissioner David Stern is following a lockout calendar similar to the one employed by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman during the 1994-95 lockout, which wasn't settled until Jan. 13.
The hockey lockout included a period from Dec. 6-Jan. 7 in which no talks were held. The sides then made "final" offers and "final-final" offers before a marathon negotiating session settled it.
It would take another three weeks of lockout limbo to match that month lull. So far, the sides in the NBA dispute have gone 10 days since their last full bargaining session, and that 9-hour meeting was the only one the sides had in November.
Currently, the owners and players are at odds over whether there will be preconditions for a resumption.
Earliest estimated date the season could start: Jan. 1.
About 120 players participated in a conference call Saturday and were brought up to date on the stalemate, a union spokesman said.
Monday will mark the second missed payday for the players, and a new month will begin Tuesday with the outlook bleak. Millions of dollars have been lost, the fans are upset and the long-term damage could be worse than expected.
Stern and deputy commissioner Russ Granik have staunchly refused to set a "drop dead" date for saving the season, although they have alluded to mid-December being the ballpark date.
That vague deadline could be extended, however, if Stern backs off his insistence upon having the deal put on paper and ratified -- a process that could take 2-3 weeks -- before the lockout would be lifted.
"If they back off that 2-3 weeks, it's a different story. Then the January theory makes a lot of sense," said Kauffman, who represents 19 players. "And remember, we can go from a doomsday scenario to a settlement in a matter of 2-3 days."
Stern and Granik have said four weeks would be needed from the time a deal was reached until the season could begin, but in reality that window could be shrunk to three weeks -- and maybe as few as 18-20 days -- to allow for free agent signings, trades and training camps to take place.
So if an agreement were reached Jan. 4, for instance, and the signing-training camp period was shrunk to 20 days, the season would begin Sunday, Jan. 24 -- one week before the Super Bowl and one week after NBC was scheduled to begin its weekly telecasts.
Each team would then be able to play a 46- or 48-game season, but only if two weeks were added on to the end of the regular season in April.
17 Nov
In a story from the Associated Press, Dwight Manley, agent of basketball star Dennis Rodman said Rodman was to drunk to have gotten married last Saturday in Las Vegas. Manley stated that the basketball player was being taken advantage of. Rodman supposedly married actress Carmen Electra of the "Baywatch" series. Electra, whose real name is Tara Patrick, could not be reached for comment.
Manley said a couple of witnesses at the wedding phoned to tell him Rodman was intoxicated at the ceremony. Clark Country (Nevada) has a law stating that it does issue marriage licenses to people who are intoxicated. The marriage still has not been officially recorded.
13 Nov
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)- Harlem Globetrotter standouts Paul "Showtime" Gaffney and Barry "High Rise" Hardy will be celebrity guests on London's 95.8 Capital FM radio program on Friday, November 13th. The duo will be on live with music master Dr. Neil Fox between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, before an anticipated audience in excess of three million Londoners.
One of London's most popular radio station's, 95.8 Capital FM will be in New York City for special programming on Friday, producing Dr. Fox's program from the ABC Sound Studio. Fox is internationally known for his firm pulse on the pop world and has won seven Sony Awards, three New York World Radio Awards, and the Sony Gold Broadcaster of the Year Award.
9 Nov
From the Desk of the Superscout
Antonio McDyess, a 6-10 low-post player for the Phoenix Suns, has fired his agent Art Tellem and replaced him with Tony Dutt, who also represents Shawn Kemp.
How does NBA lock-out negotiations affect players like McDyess??
If a deal is reached, McDyess would be one of approximately 200 free agents who would be signed during a three- to four-week period in which teams would be scrambling to get ready for opening night. McDyess, who played for the Phoenix Suns last season after spending his first two seasons in Denver, is one of the younger players who would lose a substantial amount of money under the proposal currently being offered by the league. Under the old collective bargaining agreement, McDyess would have been expected to get a seven-year contract worth about $120 million. Under the owners' latest proposal, he would qualify instead for a maximum salary equal to 25 percent of the salary cap (about $8 million), with annual raises of 10 percent. If he signed a six-year deal, it would be worth about $61 million.
5 Nov
Reports from several agencies (ESPN, TSN) say that New York Yankee outfielder Darryl Strawberry is broke. It is reported that the 36-year-old Strawberry owes over four million dollars in back taxes and alimony combined.
Men's Basketball Red VS. Blue Scrimmage Results
Jason Terry had a game-high 23 points.
From The Desk of the Superscout
November 3, 1998
B Senior guard Jason Terry had a game-high 23 points and freshman forward Michael Wright added another 17 in leading the Blue Team to an 84-76 victory over the Red Team at Arizona's annual intrasquad Red-Blue Scrimmage at McKale Center Tuesday night.
Freshman forward Richard Jefferson paced the Red Team with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting, while senior center A.J. Bramlett had 20 points to go along with 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
Terry sparked the Blue Team with a 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc as the team made 11 of 17 three-pointers. Sophomore forward Justin Wessel was one of three players to turn in a double-double performance with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Eugene Edgerson finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Red Team.
"The new guys all played real well," said Terry. "I must be patient because when I get frustrated they see that I get frustrated, but I have to lead the team."
Jefferson turned in one of the more impressive performances of the newcomers with several spectacular dunks mixed in with his 8-of-15 shooting. "Richard is an unbelievable player," said Wessel. "I think I have to edge up on him for a spot in the rotation because I have experience but he has more talent."
There is still much work to be done before the Wildcats open their regular season schedule against Texas in two weeks. Loren Woods was disappointed with his performance of eight points and five rebounds, and head coach Lute Olson realizes there is much more room for improvement.
"I thought we competed hard tonight, but the primary purpose of a game like this is to break it down and evaluate where we need to improve," said Olson. "As far as positions go, J.T. is our point guard, but after that we're still looking."
"The good thing is that all of these players are willing to work. We will be a good defensive team this year," said Olson.
Arizona will face Sakalai Lithuania in its first exhibition game on Sunday at 3 p.m. at McKale Center.
31 Oct
Abeokuta, Nigeria(OTW)-The Nigeria Super Falcons defeated the Ghana Black Queens 2-0 to win the Africa Cup of Nations Women's Soccer Championship. Nkiru Okosieme scored a goal at the 43rd minute for the winners. Stella Mbachu added a goal at the 64th minute for the champs. Both Nigeria and Ghana will represent Africa in the 1999 Women's World Cup to be played in the United States.
The winners got 100,000 naira each (86 nairia=one U.S. dollar).
28 Oct
Johannesburg, South Africa(OTW)-The Tunisian men and the Angolan women's team have won the 13th African handball championships. Tunisia defeated Algeria 22-17. Angola stopped Congo Brazzaville 31-23.
(PHOENIX, Oct. 28, 1998)
-- Four members of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters will be appearing on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" on Wednesday, November 4, 1998, as celebrity guests.
The Globetrotters just returned from touring Europe, including stops in Beirut, Lebanon, and Croatia, and will be appearing on Rosie's television program. Joining Rosie will be Paul "Showtime" Gaffney, Michael "Wild Thing" Wilson, Dut Mayar, and Wun "The Shot" Versher. Wilson is the world record holder in the vertical slam dunk at 11 feet, 11 inches, while Mayar is the tallest player in the 72-year history of the Globetrotters at seven feet, six inches.
(PHOENIX, Oct. 26, 1998) - The Harlem Globetrotters extended their current win streak to 764 consecutive victories by defeating the top four professional teams from the Lebanese Basketball Federation on Monday in Beirut, Lebanon. Monday's game, a 120-71 Globetrotter victory at the Sports City Basketball Stadium, included play against Club Sagees, the league and regional champion and winner of the 1998 Pan Arab Championship. The game was part of the Lebanese Basketball Federation's launch of the 1998-99 season which tips-off on Oct. 28th.
The Globetrotters played the top four professional teams from the Lebanese Basketball Federation's First Division. Each club played one full quarter against the Ambassadors of Goodwill, with the Globetrotters winning each quarter.
The Globetrotters were lead by veteran guard Reggie Phillips with 34 points, while guard Wun Versher added 25 points, eight rebounds, and five steals. Jerome James, a 7-1 center from Florida A&M, contributed 11 rebounds and 10 blocked shots for the winners in two quarters of play.
"It is amazing how basketball has advanced tremendously around the world," said Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Harlem Globetrotters. "We were honored to represent the United States. And, tonight, the Globetrotters played like world champions. I've never seen a partisan crowd so excited for a visiting team."
Monday's result gives the Globetrotters 19,852 career victories, just 148 wins shy of 20,000 career victories. The last loss occurred on Sept. 12, 1995, when the Globetrotters dropped a 91-85 game in Vienna, Austria, to Kareem's Abdul-Jabbar's Legendary All-Stars during an 11-game tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. The loss to Jabbar snapped a 8,829-game winning streak, dating back to Jan. 5, 1971. Overall the Globetrotters own a career won/loss record of 19,852-332 (.984 percent). No team in the history of professional sports has ever won or played this amount of games.
Since the beginning of October, the Globetrotters have been touring in Europe. In addition to Lebanon, the team has toured Finland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. On Oct. 20th, the Globetrotters played in Croatia for the first time ever, marking the 115th country they have visited during the past 72 years.
Entering their 73rd consecutive season of play in 1999, the Harlem Globetrotters will embark on the 1999 tour in late December, touring over 200 cities in the United States and Canada.
(PHOENIX, Oct. 23, 1998)
- In a unique competitive format, the Harlem Globetrotters will play the top four professional teams from the Lebanese Basketball Federation's First Division on Monday, October 26th in Beirut at the Sports City Basketball Stadium. Each club will play one full quarter against the Harlem Globetrotters, who are emerging as one of the strongest teams in the world. Monday's game is part of the Lebanese Basketball Federation's launch of the 1998-99 season which tips-off on Oct. 28th.
Capping-off a highly successful tour of Europe during the month of October, the Globetrotters will face Club Sagess, Club Sportif, Club Tadamon, and Club Wardieh during Monday's game. Sagess is the No. 1 ranked team in all of Lebanon and the winners of the Pan Arab Championship, while Sportif is the No. 2 ranked team in the country. The Globetrotters will have their hands full with Sagess, as they will have to contend with 6-4 guard/forward Asha Mohammed. Mohammed, a native of Nigeria, led the Nigerian National team in scoring (17.5 points per game) during the 1998 World Basketball Championship in Athens, Greece, this past August.
Several prominent basketball figures are expected to attend Monday's activities, including Abdally Sesemoro, president of the International Basketball Association, Alain Ikra, president of the African Basketball Association, and Hasanein Amron, president of the Arab Basketball Federation. In addition, Mannie Jackson, the Owner and Chairman of the Harlem Globetrotters, will also be in attendance.
Since the beginning of October, the Globetrotters have been touring in Europe. In addition to Lebanon, the team has toured Finland, Germany, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. On Oct. 20th, the Globetrotters played in Croatia for the first time ever, marking the 115th country they have visited during the past 72 years.
Entering their 73rd consecutive season of play in 1999, the Harlem Globetrotters will embark on the 1999 tour in late December, touring over 200 cities in the United States and Canada.
23 Oct
From the Desk of the Superscout
The Pro Exposure Performers
October 16 - 23, 1998

For the players that made the decision to NOT go overseas and stay available in the US developemental leagues it is time for them to start picking a team. The CBA begins next month on Friday the 13th and the IBA begins Friday the 27th. Let's just all hope that there is an NBA by then for them to show their talents to. To follow is some of this weeks performances (and player moves) of those that decided not to wait and have found employment overseas.

The La Crosse Bobcats signed guard Troy Nesmith, pending league approval and also signed center Mark Blount, guard Ruben Nembhard, and forward Dontonio Wingfield . . . . The Quad City Thunder traded forward Matt Steigenga to the Rockford Lightning for guard Jeff Grayer. . . The Rockford Lightning signed guards Michael Hawkins, Jeremy Veal and Jason Kimbrough.. . . The Grand Rapids Hoops traded forward Leonard White and a 1999 seventh-round draft pick to the Rockford Lightning for the rights to guard Gerald Madkins. . . The Idaho Stampede signed guards Larry Johnson and Damon Jones.
Panionios released Amal McCaskill as well as Head Coach Dendrinos. . . At Papagou, Tony White has left this team due to financial reasons . Randy Woods, last at Caja San Fernando in Spain, has been signed to replace him. . . Iraklio replaced Oliver Miller with Antonio Harvey, last at Panionios.
Polti Cantu' signed guard Massimiliano Romboli from Rimini. . . Gorizia signed guard Stjepan Stazic from Treviso.
At Zara Fabriano, after Sunday's game Dexter Cambridge will take a break due to knee problems and will be temporarly replaced by Keith Robinson. . . Select Avellino signed guard Roberto Fazzi.
Newcastle signed Willie Simmons.
Maccabi Tel Aviv signed Oded Katatche . . . Galil Elyon released Robyn Davis and hired Herman Alston. . . Maccabi Ashdod replaced Marvin Dixon and Eric Coates, with Stevens Wilson and Kerwin Thompson. . . Hapoel Tel Aviv - signed guard Keith Veney, as the replacement for Izett Buchanen.
Greater London - The Leopards have signed U. of Houston product Tim Moore.
San Miguel - signed Joe Wylie and Wayman Strickland.
Zepter Slask Wroclaw re-signed American center Joe McNaull, who missed first two month of the season because of injury . . Pekaes Pruszkow signed swingman Tyrice Walker, who was with the team past four seasons. . . Notec Inowroclaw signed swingman Tyrone Thomas, who played last season in Polonia Przemysl.
Two outstanding efforts came from the Fuenlabrada (99) - Murcia (93) game this week with Valimir Perasovic leading Fuenlabrada to the win with 36 points, hitting 10 of 15 from the floor and 5 of 6 from three. Tony Smith garnered runner-up honors in The Performer race in Spain with his 32 performance for Murcia. he too was hot from three knocking down 5 of 6. . . Georgia Tech's Malcolm Mackey also merited consideration for his 24 point / 14 rebound performance for Leon in their 76-81 loss to Estudiantes. Chandler Thompson had 13 for Estudiantes and Shaun Vandiver added 10.
Former Boston Celtic Dino Radja grabbed The Performer of the Week in Greece this week with his 24 point / 9 rebound night for Panathinaikos in their 90-75 win over Papagou. Radja hit 10 of 12 field goal attempts, handed out 2 assists, and blocked a shot. . . Buck Johnson, his last spot in the NBA with the Rockets, led Iraklis to a 68-52 win over Near East with 22 points and added 12 rebounds. Buck can still drain the three - going 2-4 from the arc - and defend, grabbing 4 steals to go with his 3 assists.
Mike Mitchell continues a wonderful career with his capturing of Performer of the Week in Italy this week. He scorched the nets for 34 points for Reggio Emelia in their 81-78 win over Siena. He was a perfect 10 of 10 from the line and 4 of 5 from three. Reggio Emelia got 22 points from Larry Middleton and Henry Turner. . . Henry Willams led Treviso to a 80-67 win over Polti Cantu on the strength of his 24 point, 5 steal, 3 assist performance. Loe Roe countered for Cantu with 22 points of his own.
Ron Anderson grabs Performer of the Week in the LNB with his 29 point - 16 rebound outing for Montpellier in their 81-63 win over Toulouse. He was 10-19 from the floor, 6-8 from three, and 3-4 from the line. Alex Nelcha led Toulouse with 25 points, hitting 8-10 from the floor. . . Gary Alexander was runner-up scoring nearly half of his teams (Gravelines) points in their 60-87 loss to LeMans. Alexander finished with 28 points, on 10-13 shooting, and pulled down 12 rebounds. Keith Jennings led leMans with 22 points and 9 assists. . . Michael Meeks was also a candidate in The Perfomer decision for his 26 point - 11 rebound night for Besancon in their 88-73 win over Evreux.
20 Oct
Lagos, Nigeria(OTW)-The Falcons of Nigeria defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo 6-0 Tuesday. It was their second win in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations Play. Nigeria's Patience Avre scored three goals in the win.
21 Oct
Lagos, Nigeria(OTW)-Cameroon sent South Africa packing 3-2 in second round action of the Women's Africa Cup of Nations Games.
Lioness Kabo Zinta snapped a 2-2 tie at the 85th minute. Cameroon advanced to play Ghana. South Africa was eliminated.
19 Oct
Lagos, Nigeria(OTW)-Ghana's women's national soccer team, known as The Black Queens of Ghana, whipped South Africa 4-0 in Africa Cup of Nations Play. The Black Queens were led by Alberter Sackey who scored two goals.
19-20 Oct
From the Desk of the Superscout
Donnell Harris a 6-11 reserve center for the University of Arizona has been released from the team for "failure to meet team obligations." Harris had been arrested on Aug 27 for two outstanding warrants (speeding and possession of marajuana), which he claimed were erroneously issued. On Aug 28 in a meeting with UA athletics director Jim Livengood and the basketball coaches, Livengood issued a statement saying that "the player had taken care of evrything he needs to have done." Arizona has only two players back from last year with considerable amounts of playing time.
Elsewhere...Cal-State Bakersfield freshman Tyrone Evans was aquitted Monday of rape and sexual assault charges. Evans had been accused of attacking a 21-year old woman in her room on Jan 8. Evans, a 6-6 point guard from New York, had denied the charges,saying the sex was consensual.
18 Oct
Lagos, Nigeria(OTW)-Nigeria's women's soccer tean, known as the Falcons, beat Morocco 8-0 in opening round play of the female African Cup of Nations Championships this past weekend. The game was played in Lagos. Rita Nwadike was among three players who scored three goals for the winners.
From the Desk of the Superscout
The Pro Exposure Performers-Players Making Moves..
October 9 - 16, 1998


The Fargo Moorehead Beez signed guards Anthony Epps, De'teri Mayes and Wes Flanigan and forward Reggie Townsend.
The Fort Wayne Fury signed forward Logan Vander Velden. . . . The Rockford Lightning signed guard Jason Kimbrou. . . The Idaho Stampede signed forward Shawn Igo . . . The La Crosse Bobcats traded guard Phil Handy to Fort Wayne for guard James Blackwell. They also signed center Mark Blount and guard Larry Bratcher. . .The Yakima Sun Kings traded forward Chad Gallagher to Rockford for a 1999 fourth-round draft pick. . . . The Grand Rapids Hoops signed forward Andy Poppink.
Oyak Renault - Alex Sturm, last in Korea, and center Richard Manning have replaced Ukrainian Lokhmanchuk and former North Carolina product Makhtar N'Diaye.
At Vilvoorde,Charles Burkett has replaced Tyrone Thomas. . . At Houthalen Alex Austin has replaced the injured Orlando Lightfoot.
SV Oberelchingen signed forward Shawn Moore as an replacement for Russian Dimitri Chakouline.
Bney Herzeliya - signed Terrence Rencher to replace Charley Burke.
The players from the ACB made it a tough decision this week but Larry Stewart came away with Performer of the Week honors. He was the leagues top individual scorer with a 36 point effort for Girona in their 85-95 loss to Caja Cantabria. Stewart was 13 of 19 from the floor and pulled in 8 rebounds. Alberto Herros was a close second with 34 points for Real Madrid in their 100 - 97 win over Badelona. Herros was 7 of 10 from the floor and 11 of 14 from the line. Others in contention this week were: John Morton (30 points for Corivan in their 78-69 win over Caja Cantabria), Richard Scott (28 points for San Fernando in their 83-65 win over Leon), Sherron Mills ( 26 points and 14 rebounds for Manresa in their 83-74 win over the Anthony Bonner led Tau Ceramica team).
Dejan Bodiroga tops our list for Performer of the Week in Greece for his 31 point performance for Panathinaikos in their 81-69 whipping of Iraklis. Bodiroga was 11 of 13 from the floor and handed out 4 assists. Byron Dinkins led Iraklis with 20 points . . . Alfonso Ford was a VERY close second with 30 points, leading Sporting to a 89-86 double overtime win over Iraklio. Robinson canned 12 of his 18 field goal attempts and was 6-8 from the line. Harold Ellis led Iraklio with 25 points. . . .
The Performer of the Week in France ended in a tie this week with the co winners each scoring 23 points for their respective teams. Jerome Scott led Limoges to an 80-71 win over Evreux hitting 9 of 11 from the field, grabbing 12 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists. Geoff Lear, the other recipient, knocked down 13 of his 15 foul shots enroute to his 23 points.
Imola's Chris Jent captures Performer of the Week in Italy with his 24 point outing for Imola in their 80-93 loss to Varese. The former Ohio State product was 6 of 8 from the three point arc and finished with 24 points. Coming in second place this week was UNCC's DeMarco Johnson who finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds in Milano's 60-54 win over Rimini.
9 Oct
The Harlem Globetrotters had their European tour delayed when a flight out of Oslo, Helsinki was grounded. The problem was attributed mostly to the opening of a brand new airport in Oslo.
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters will make history on Oct. 20 when they play in Zagreb, Croatia. It will be the first time they have played there, but it will also be the 115th country they have played in in their 72-year history.
From The Desk of the Superscout..
Insiders say Minnesota Timberwolves guard Stephon Marbury this week fired his agent, Eric Fleisher of New York, because he was unhappy Fleisher couldn't land him a satisfactory shoe endorsement deal. The word is Fleisher overstated Marbury's value for a shoe contract, and Marbury is without a deal. Fleisher and the Timberwolves were expected to have a bitter negotiation for a new contract in the coming year, and Marbury's split with the agent should improve chances of the point guard remaining in Minnesota. Fleisher still represents Wolves forward Kevin Garnett.
30 Sep
Phoeniz, AZ(OTW)-Globetrotter Marcus Haynes will be officially into the Basketball Hall of Fame this Saturday in Springfield, MA.
29 Sep
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters will play in Beirut, Lebanon on October 24-26. Lebanon is where the Trotters picked up their 5000th franchise victory 43 years ago, (July 15, 1955). The Trotters will be playing the Lebanese Professional All-Star Team. They have signed 6-11 Khary Stanley, a former Fresno State standout. Stanley shot 48 percent from the floor in his career at Fresno. He attended Carson High in Los Angeles, CA.
21 Sep
Former Olympian Florence Griffith-Joyner has died. Griffith, who was 38, has succumbed due to an apparent heart seizure.
18 Sep
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Former Globetrotter Junius Kellogg is dead at the age of 71. Kellogg died Wednesday night of respiratory at the Bronx VA Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. He was 71 years old. The 6-10 Kellogg was a 1953 graduate of Manhattan College in New York. He was the first black basketball player at the school. In 1953, he signed with the Trotters, but has his career cut short by an auto accident in 1954, which left him paralized. In 1951, Kellogg, while playing at Manhattan, refused a gambler's offer to shave points in a game. He reported it to his coach, and it led to the uncovering of a nationwide ring of point shaving. The investigation revealed that 32 players from seven national powers had fixed over 85 games between 1947 and 1950.
In 1993, Kellogg was honored with the prestigious "Legends" ring by the Globetrotters.
15 Sep
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Florida A&M's 7-1 center Jerome James has signed with the Harlem Globetrotters. James, who played on the Trotters' summer league team, and who was drafted by the NBA Sacramento Kings, became available due to the current NBA lock-out.

"Jerome has what it takes. He's a real nice fellow, not big-headed. He is real mature and will be a good fit. He has the potential to(eventually) be a top five center in the NBA. We're trying to build one of the top five basketball teams in the world. He is just a piece."--Harlem Globetrotter scout Chad Groth.
The terms of James' contract were undisclosed. Other new Globetrotter signees are: Jessie Drain, 6-7 guard-forward (Houston), Chris Manuel, 6-8 guard-forward (Southwest Louisiana), Lorenza Hutchinson, 5-10 guard (Morgan State), and Robert Fairley, 6-10 center (Jackson State).
11 Sep
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-In somewhat of a surprise, the Harlem Globetrotters have signed 7-1 Jerome James. The signing occured before the Trotters start their nine-country tour of Europe on October 1. James was picked in the second round of the 1998 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.
9 Sep
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Anke Behrends has been named the director of European marketing for the Harlem Globetrotters, and she will be based in Germany. The Globetrotters will tour Germany in October.
24 Aug
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotter and ESPN2 have reached an agreement to televise three basketball games. The first contest will air on Monday, 21 Dec, from the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex. Game time will be 7 p.m. Two other games are scheduled for 1999, one versus collegiate All-Americans, and another against an international team.
19 Aug
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters issued a friendly challenge to Yugoslavia for a competitive game of basketball. On August 9, Yugoslavia won the World Basketball Championship, defeating Russia 64-62 in the title game in Athens, Greece. No details are available on the possible match.
3 Aug
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters will tour Germany in the fall. The team will play in Munchen (Oct 12), Bayreuth (Oct. 13), Auschaffenburg (Oct. 14), Lemgo (Oct. 15), and Oberhausen (Oct. 16).
25,26 July
Long Beach, CA(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters went 1-1 in FILA summer league action. On Friday the NBA Pros, led by Paul Pierce held off the Trotters 128-127. Pierce, a first round pick of the Boston Celtics in the 1998 NBA Draft, scored 36 points. Lamond Murray of the LA Clippers added 20 for the winners, who led by as many as 20 points in the first half.
Center Joseph Blair had 28 points and 16 rebounds in a losing cause.
Saturday, the Trotters whipped Team Slam 118-112. Andre Spencer led the Trotters (6-1) with 30 points.
Kebu Stewart led Team Slam with 30 points.
Both games were played at The Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State.
23 July
Larry Doby, Sam Lacy, and Wilbur "Bullet" Joe Rogan will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Saturday.
--Doby was the first African-American to play in the American League. He attended Long Island University and Virginia Union University, before entering the Navy in 1943. He broke in the Majors in 1947 with the Cleveland Indians after a stint with for the Newark Eagles. Doby was a seven-time all-star who hit 253 career home runs. He also had a career batting average of .283. He led the majors in homeruns with 32 in 1952, becoming the first ex-Negro Leaguer to accomplish that feat.
--Sam Lacy, the 94-year old journalist of the Baltimore Afro-American, has been writing for over 60 years. He and fellow Hall of Fame writer Wendell Smith campaigned for the breaking of the color-barrier in the Major Leagues in the 1930s and 1940s.
--Wilbur "Bullet" Joe Rogan played in the Negro Leagues for over 20 years. Rogan started his career with the Kansas City Monarchs. In 1922 he led the Negro National League in homers with 16 . He also led the NLL in pitching victories with 16 and 15 respectively in 1924 and 1925.
22 July
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters remained undefeated in Fila Summer Action by mowing down the International Stars 111-84.
The Trotters (5-0) were led by 6'10 center Joseph Blair who had 22 points and 17 rebounds. Blair was 11-15 from the field. The winners led 54-29 at halftime. The game was played at the Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State University.
13 July
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Michael St. Julien and Leland McDougal scored 16 points each to lead the Harlem Globetrotter Fila Summer Pro League to a 105-78 win over Team Cochran last Saturday. The game was played at the Pyramid in Long Beach. The Trotters will play China next on Tuesday. 16 Jul
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Forward Joseph Blair scored 12 second half points, enabling the Harlem Globetrotter Summer League Team to notch their second victory in FILA summer league play, 104-93, over the Chinese National Team. The Trotters trailed by 14 (66-52) with 14 minutes left in the game, but went on a 23-9 run to tie the score with just under six minutes to play. Trotter forward Darnell McCullough sank a layup after a steal with with 2:12 left in the game to give the winners the lead for good at 88-86. Blair led the victors with 20 points.
Zhang Jinsong led China with 23 points.
The Trotters are now 2-0 in summer league action.
12 July
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters basketball camp will head to the Maryville City of Youth from July 27-31 in Des Plaines, Il. Cost per session is $185. There will be two sessions each day. The morning session is from 9 a.m. to noon. The afternoon session is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All times are central. Ages are from 6-16. The deadline for registration is July 20. For more info call 1-800-641-4667.
29 Jun
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Marcus Haynes, the former standout point guard for the Harlem Globetrotters, will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on October 2, in Springfield, MA. Haynes is the first player in the 72-year history of The Globetrotters to be inducted into the hall as a member of the team. He joins "Pop" Gates, Wilt Chamberlain, Connie Hawkins, and Abe Saperstein (people with distingushed Globetrotter backgorunds) in the Hall.
Haynes, a playmaker and trick shot artist, was signed by the Globetrotters in 1945 after leading Langston University to a 74-70 victory over the Trotters. At Langston, Haynes starred as a football quarterback as well as on the basketball court. He led Langston in scoring each season en route to a 112-3 record during his career, including a 59-game winning streak.
Haynes appeared in more than 12,000 basketball games, traveled over four million miles, and entertained fans in 97 countries during his distinguished career. He was the innovator of dribbling and developed the skill as a potent weapon, single-handedly changing basketball's style and tempo of play.
He was a key member of the Globetrotters in 1948 when they defeated the World Champion Minneapolis Lakers and star center George Mikan, 61-59, before a crowd of 17,823 at Chicago Stadium. The Trotters also won the highly aniticpated rematch in 1949, 49-45, before 21,866 fans to extend their winning streak to 114 games.
A native of Sand Spring, Oklahoma, Haynes started his own team in 1953, the "Magicians", and toured with them for 18 years before rejoining the Globetrotters in 1972 as a player/coach.
"As a former teammate, and longtime friend, I am extremely happy for Marques. Not only was he the best ball handler I have ever seen, but a great ambassador for the game of basketball around the world."---Hubert "Geese" Ausbie, former teammate and longtime friend of Marques Haynes.
This year marked the first time Haynes'name had appeared on the Hall of Fame ballot.
28 Jun
Saint Denis, France(OTW)-Peter Moller and Brian Laudrup scored first half goals to help Denmark upset Nigeria 4-1 in World Cup action. The loss eliminated the Super Eagles, the last African team in the Cup.
Ebbe Sand clinched the win for the Danes with a goal at the 59th minute. Denmark advanced to quarterfinal action against Brazil.
(PHOENIX, June 26, 1998) -- The Harlem Globetrotters announced today that the team is hosting a rookie/free agent camp on July 7, 1998. The inaugural camp, set to take place at America West Arena in Phoenix, will showcase some of the top rookies from around the country. Today's announcement follows last week's news that, for the first-time ever, the team is sponsoring a team to play in the FILA Summer Pro League in Los Angeles (July 11 - August 2).
"We plan on using this one-day, invitation only camp, to tryout some of the top rookies and free agents prior to our annual training camp in August," . "Our staff will evaluate these players in drills and game-like situations. By hosting this rookie session, our goal is to be able to invite some of the top talent in the country to our training camp in August.--Chad Groth, chief scout and manager of basketball operations for the Globetrotters.
Over a dozen players have been confirmed to attend next month's first-ever rookie/free agent camp, including guards Stacey Castle (Briar Cliff College), Ahlon Lewis (Arizona State University), Marcus Moss (Cal-State Bakersfield), Kevin Norris (University of Miami), and Darecko Rawlings (University of Missouri-Kansas City). This past season, Norris was instrumental in guiding the Hurricanes to their first NCAA Tournament berth since 1960, leading Miami in free throw percentage (.816), assists (138), and three-point field goal percentage (.341). In addition, the 5-9 guard was presented the team's Community Service Award by head coach Leonard Hamilton. A renowned leaper and one of the top NAIA guards in the nation in 1997-98, Castle led the Briar Cliff Chargers to the national tournament en route to earning All-America honors. The 5-10 Moss was named the 1998 CCAA Player of the Year, averaging 14.6 points and 5.1 assists per game at Cal-State Bakersfield. Frontliners Dave Brown (Western New Mexico University), Otis Key (Lincoln University), Eriq Mason (Tuskegee University), Terrance O'Kelley (Long Beach State University), Theron Wilson (Eastern Michigan University), and Marcus Young (University of Notre Dame) are also expected to participate in the prestigious camp. In addition, the Globetrotters have invited several other top collegiate players who were not selected in Wednesday's NBA Draft, including guards Gerald Brown (Pepperdine University), Earl Boykins (Eastern Michigan University), and Jeremy Veal (Arizona State University), and forwards Jerry Allen (Grand Canyon University) and Kelly Thames (University of Missouri). The inaugural rookie/free agent camp, and the FILA Summer Pro League will serve as a preview to the Harlem Globetrotters' annual training camp in August. Nearly 40 players will be invited to training camp, set to take place at the state-of-the-art Disney Sports Complex near Orlando, Florida. Players will be competing for 24 final roster spots for the 1999 tour that will tip-off in late December.
26 Jun
Chalk One Up For The Old School.....
Rickey Henderson plays major league baseball for the Oakland Athletics. He bats leads off. Henderson has a major league record 69 home runs from the leadoff spot beginning a game. He also holds the single-season record for stolen bases with 130 (set with Oakland in 1982). Henderson has led the major leagues in steals 11 times. He broke into the big leagues in 1980 after being drafted in the fourth round by Oakland in 1976. Henderson has appeared in five league championship series, 10 all-star games, and three world series. Presently, at the time of this piece, he is leading the major leagues in steals with 32,at the age of 39. This sounds like Hall of Fame material.
24 Jun
Toulouse, France(OTW)-Celso Ayala scored a goal to help Paraguay defeat Nigeria 3-1 in opening round World Cup Play. Despite the loss, the Super Eagles became the lone African team to advance to the second round due to two previous victories. Nigeria played only four regulars in the game. They will play Denmark Sunday in second round action.
23 Jun
Nantes, France(OTW)-Controversy abounded as Chile tied Cameroon 1-1 in World Cup play. A goal by Francious Oman Biyick was disallowed at the 54th minute by Hungarian referee Laszlo Vagner. The official ruled that Cameroon's Patrick Mboma shoved a Chilean defender. The goal would have snapped the 1-1 tie.
Jose Sierra put chile in front 1-0 with a goal at the 21st minute.
Mboma tied the game at the 52nd minute on a head shot from eight yards out.
Cameroon needed a win to advance to second round play.
23 Jun
St. Etienne, France(OTW)-Salaheddine Bassir had two strikes and Abdeljilil Hadda added one, as Morocco beat Scotland 3-0 in World Cup action. The win would have advanced Morocco into second round action, but Norway upset heavily favored Brazil in opening round action. This sent Norway into the second round.
19 Jun
Paris, France(OTW)-Victor Ikpeda scored a goal at the 27th minute to help Nigeria beat Bulgaria 1-0. Striker Daniel Amokachi got the assist. Nigeria remained undefeated in World Cup action. They will conclude first round play against Paraguay on Wednesday.
18 Jun
Toulouse, France(OTW)-Denmark and South Africa played to a 1-1 tie in a penalty marred contest. Seven yellow cards and three red cards were issued during the game.
Allan Nielsen scored at the 13th minute to give the Danes a 1-0 lead.
Benedict McCarthy scored South Africa's goal at the 53rd minute.
17 Jun
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters announced a 28-percent increase in paid tickets from one year ago and a 40-percent increase in share during the 1998 North American tour. In addition, the team saw a dramatic increase in merchandise sales from 1997, boosting sales by 23-percent. The Globetrotters will not increase ticket sales for the 1999 season.
17 Jun
Montpellier, France(OTW)-Christian Vieri scored two goals and Luigi DiBiagio added one as Italy snuffed out Cameroon 3-0 in opening round World Cup action. Vieri scored the first goal at the 75th minute, and added the second one at the 89th minute.
Cameroon's Samuel Eto'o saw action and became the youngest player at 17, to see World Cup action.
16 Jun
Nantes, France(OTW)-Marcos DeMoraes (Cafu) and Renaldo Luiz DeLima (Renaldo) scored a goal apiece to lead heavily favored Brazil past Morocco 3-0. The Moroccans will play Scotland next on June 23.
14 Jun
Lens, France(OTW)-Robert Prosinecki scored a goal at the 53rd minute, giving Croatia a 2-1 lead, as they eventually beat Jamaica 3-1 in opening round World Cup action. It was the first match for Croatia in the World Cup.
Midfielder Robert Earle scored Jamaica's only goal of the game in the first half.
13 Jun
Sunday On Saturday
Nantes, France(OTW)-Sunday Oliseh
scored at the 78th minute as Nigeria beat Spain 3-2 in opening round World Cup action Saturday. Nigeria trailed 2-1 before Oliseh and Garba Lawal scored six minutes apart late in the game to give the Super Eagles the lead and victory.
Spain took a 2-1 advantage on a goal by Raul, but Lawal tied the score 2-2 at the 73rd minute.
12 June
Marseille, France(OTW)-Christophe Dagarry had a goal and an assist, and Thierry Henry added a score at the 78th minute, as France decked South Africa 3-0 in World Cup action.
It was South Africa's first appearance in World Cup play. The country had been previously banned due to apartheid.
11 June
Toulouse, France(OTW)-Cameroon and Austria fought to a 1-1 tie in second day action of the 1998 World Cup. The Indomitable Lions broke out on top in the game, as Pierre Njanka< scored on a 40-meter breakaway, evading two Austrian defenders in the process. The goal came at the 77th minute.
Austria tied the game in the second half on a corner shot by Anton Polston.
Cameroon, Austria, Italy, and Chile are tied for points in Group B. The Italians are the favorites in Group B.
10 Jun
Montpellier, France(OTW)-Dan Eggen scored a goal at the 61st minute to help Norway tie Morocco in opening round action of World Cup play. Morocco's Mustafa Hadji and Abdeljilil Hadda both scored goals helping their team to a 2-1 lead.
It was the first meeting ever between the two countries. Cameroon will play Austria in Toulouse on Thursday.
South Africa plays France in Marseille Friday.
Nigeria takes on Spain in Nantes Saturday.
Jamaica plays Croatia Sunday in Lens.
26 May
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters will host a free youth basketball camp in New York City on Friday, June 12. The clinic will take place at Public School 99, at 410 East 10th Street in Harlem. For more info, contact the Globetrotters at 602-258-0000, ext. 119.
5 June
Morocco will play Norway Wednesday, Jun 10 in opening round World Cup action. The game is at 21:00 local. It will be held in the city of Montpellier on the southeastern coast of France.
1 June 98
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Vernon Ford is the new executive vice president of sales and marketing for the Harlem Globetrotters. He will serve as the chief operating officer for marketing and oversee the day-to-day operations of the United States touring business in his new role with the Globetrotters. Ford is a 28-year veteran in the marketing business. He comes to the Trotters from the Philadelphia Gear Corporation. He started his marketing career with ALCOA in 1970.
Ford is in the Central State University Achievement Hall of Fame. He chairs the Advisory Council for the College of Business at Central State, and is the vice president of the Central State Foundation.
1 June
Algiers, Algeria(OTW)-Over 100 men and women weightlifters from Africa are participating in the Afro-Arab weightlifting competition which began today. Egypt has the most competitiors (30) followed by Algeria (28).
31 May
Dakar, Senegal(OTW)-Dakar, Senegal will host the 11th African Track Championships. The event will be held from 18-22 August.
28 May
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)- The next stop for the Harlem Globetrotters summer camp sessions will be Dallas, Texas at the First Baptist Church of Dallas. Sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., June 8-12. Sessions are $185 per person. The age range is from 6-16 years of age. Registration deadline is June 1. For more info, contact the Globetrotters at 602-258-0000, ext. 114.
23 May
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters will kick off their second annual summer camp, with the first session being held in Tuscon, AZ, at the Tuscon Jewish Community Center. Sessions will be June 1-5. Morning sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon. Afternoon sessions will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The age range is for boys and girls from six to 16. The cost is $185 per session. Registration deadline is Monday, May 25, at 5 p.m. For more info contact, Sue Epstein at 520-299-3000 or the Globetrotters at 602-259-0000, ext. 114.
17 Apr
Phoenix,AZ(OTW)-Linda King is the new vice president of international marketing for the Harlem Globetrotters. King has worked with the Globetrotter organization for nine years. She was previously the vice president of west coast marketing for the Globetrotters.
24 Apr
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Gerry Duncan is the new director of booking for the Harlem Globetrotters. Duncan comes to the Globetrotters after serving as production manager for the Royal Lipizzaner Stallions Show, a family arena attraction that features Lippizzan stallions. Prior to that, Duncan served as production manager and technical director of the Great Moscow Circus.
23 Apr
Cape Town, South Africa(OTW)-South African National Assembly Sport and Recreation Committee chairwoman LuLu Xingwana has called for the boycott of all international rugby play in South Africa. This has come on the heels of controversial issues such as a national coach resigning after making racial slurs on tape, a player (Henry Tromp) being selected to the South African national rugby team (the Springboks) depsite being convicted of killing a Black child, and another Springbok player (Toks Van Der Linde) being sent home from a tour in New Zealand after calling a Black South African woman a kaffir, a deragatory term for Black people in South Africa (akin to the term "nigger").
20 Apr
Boston, MA(OTW)-Kenyan Moses Tanui and Ethiopian Fatuma Roba won the men and women's Boston Marathon Monday. Tanui ran the 26.2 mile race in two hours, seven minutes, and 34 seconds. It was the third fastest time ever in a men's race. Roba repeated as the Boston winner. She outdistanced the second place runner by more than four minutes.
8 Apr
Milan, Italy(OTW)-Kenyan Paul Terget set a new world record in the 10,000 meter run Saturday, 4 Apr. The event took place in Milan, Italy. Terget clocked in at 59:17. This shattered the old mark of 59:43 set on 15 Mar, 1998, by Portugal's Antonio Pinto in Lisbon.
29 Mar
From The Files Of The Sentry....
Big Hands, Big Feet, Big Mind
by Bryan Steven Follins
Copyright 1995, Outwrite

This interview was conducted July 8, 1995 at the conference of the National Alliance of African-American Athletes, held in Atlanta, GA.
When he was growing up, Leon Dengani Caldwell knew he was a good athlete. He also knew he had other options, options he may have to use.
"I figured out real early that I was not going to be a professional athlete," he said. "I can remember my grandmother saying, 'I can't wait until you play for the (Philadelphia) 76ers', when I was in the eighth grade. I was really good. Everybody thought I was going to be big because I wore size 13 shoes when I was 13 years old. I had real big hands. I knew I was not going to get much larger. Nobody in my family is that big."
Right now he says he is 5'11", and six-feet tall on a good day.
"With the right shoes I'm about six feet," he laughs. "I knew not to get used by athletics, but to use basketball (what he played). That was my whole theme throughout school. I do not know where I picked that up from, but that is the way I am."
Caldwell, a native of Philadelphia, grew up in "West Philly". He is the product of a single-parent home, where his mother raised him, along with another brother and sister. He was awarded an academic scholarship to Penn Charter High School, one of the oldest high schools in Philadelphia. He says the scholarship was based on basketball skills.
"I've always used sports to get to where I needed to go," he explains.
So, where did he go???
He went to Lehigh University, on a financial aid grant program where he eventually won additional scholarships for community service and academics. He also played basketball, but that came to an abrupt end in his sophomore year when he suffered two herniated discs in his lower back.
However, because of his involvement in the campus community while playing basketball, the coach at Lehigh offered him a position as a student-coach. Caldwell was later offered a graduate assistantship position by the athletics director, where he developed a community outreach program for student-athletes.
Two years later he became an administrative assistant to the academic advisor for athletes.
While he was doing all of this, he was earning a b.a. in economics from Lehigh in 1991, and a master's in education in 1993 from the same school. At the time of this article, he was a doctoral student at Penn State at the age of 25.
The Phildelphia native had some choice comments for professional athletes and the Black community:
"The big question is, are we going to hold Black athletes accountable to the community, or should they even be held accountable to the community ?? We also need to change our language about our community. Is it a place to get out of once we acquire some wealth?? Have we made it?? Is this us??
For parents, the important thing to realize is that your son or daughter is not going to make that million dollars you did not make. That is why I think a lot of Black parents push their sons into sports or feed them this thing about being a pro athlete, to escape. It is not going to happen. There is a greater chance of becoming a medical doctor than becoming a pro athlete."
He continues: "The thing is, this message needs to be out, but you won't get it out because of the socialization of most of our youth, and of us as a Black community, that this is the way to make money and to get out. That whole language of 'getting out' of the community bothers me. It sets us up for this whole dynamic of "The Great Escape" out of 'The Dungeon of Doom' which is urban America. It is how we visualize it and how we picture it."
Caldwell implies there is room for change:
"If you put a different twist on it, and say this is a place that needs to be changed, and needs empowerment, then you go into it not in an escape mode, but as a change agent. That is why I think most Black athletes are not here (at the conference). They have escaped. They do not need to talk about Black issues, because they do not see themselves as being Black. They have been allowed a minute, a miniscule, temporary glimpse of the American Dream. Only a few will have it permanently. Others, the vast majority, will have it for a minute, they will blow their money, or they won't invest it wisely, and they will be back in the Black community. But, they won't know how to act in the Black community, because they have displaced themselves from it."
Eventually, Caldwell wants to teach in college or in the community:
"I want to teach counselors how to be better counselors for African- Americans, and change the paradigm of what counseling is now, of what therapy is, of what mental health is for Blacks. It is not the same thing for Whites. I want to be able to go out and speak to youths, and as long as I can, maintain a connection with youths. We have to teach our children that you can exploit the system. First, know it, then exploit it.
Some words coming out of the mouth of a 25-year-old.
23 Mar
Nairobi, Kenya(OTW)-The Kenyan National Boxing Team, known as the "Hit Squad" won 12 medals (six gold, three silver, three bronze) enroute to the Africa Zone Five Boxing Title. The tournament was a week long affair held in Nairobi which ended last Saturday. Heavyweight David "Giant" Ayim led the Kenyans with a five-round decision over Egyptian Ahmed Aly.
Uganda was second with ten medals.
Lusaka, Zambia(OTW)-Recently after a humiliating loss in the Africa Cup Of Nations Games, the Zambian National Team and its officials, on return to Zambia, were forced to unload their own luggage off the airplane, as the airport workers looked on (laugh).
11 Mar
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-The Harlem Globetrotters have announced that they will host youth summer basketball camps in 11 different cities beginning in June. More later.
Elsewhere, the Trotters have announced the signing of former Fresno State guard Darnell McCullough, a native of Oakland, CA. McCullough, Fresno's all-time field-goal percentage leader, replaces Conley Verdin, who was placed on the squad's injured reserve list.
9 Mar
Nairobi, Kenya(OTW)-Kenya will host the African Tae-Kwondo championships from August 7-9, 1998, in Nairobi, according to Kenyan Tae-Kwondo Association secretary James Chacha. Kenya is the defending champions.
2 Mar
Nairobi, Kenya(OTW)-Kenya whipped Nigeria 3-0 (15-10, 15-1, 15-11) to earn the right to represent Africa in the World Women's Volleyball Championships in Japan later this year. Rose Najala and Jackie Makokha led the Kenyans.
28 Feb
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso(OTW)-Ahmad Hassan and Tarek Mostapha scored a goal apiece as Egypt beat South Africa 2-0 to claim the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations title. The Pharaohs had not won a championship since 1986.
25 Feb
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso(OTW)-Hossan Hassan scored two goals as Egypt beat host Burkina Faso in Africa Cup of Nations Finals Wednesday. This was a semi-final match. South Africa won the right to meet Egypt in the finals, as they bested Congo 2-1. Benedict McCarthy scored a goal at the 113th minute in an extra period to give USA the victory. It will be the second straight trip to the finals for South Africa.
25 Feb
Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso(OTW)-Egypt will meet Burkina Faso in a much awaited Africa Cup of Nations Semi-Final soccer match today. The game will played in the 25,000 seat Omnisport Stadium in the city of Bobo Dioulasso (pop. 600,000) Burkina Faso will be trying to win the Cup for the first time in eight tries.
18 Feb
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Joseph Blair and Nate Green have signed with the Harlem Globetrotters. Blair, 6-10, played played his college ball at Arizona, and is a native of Houston. He finished his career at Arizona as the all-time field goal percentage leader (.612). Green, 6-8, played his college ball at Idaho State, where he became the 16th player to score 1,000 or more points at the school. He is a native of Kansas City, Mo.
12 Feb
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Junius Kellogg will be the 13th Harlem Globetrotter to receive the "Legends Ring". The honor will be bestowed him on Saturday, Feb.14, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Kellogg, a 1953 graduate of Manhattan College, signed with the Trotters in 1954. His career was cut shot by a car crash in 1954 which left him a paraplegic. The 6-10 Kellogg was a star center and the first Black player at Manhattan College. He declined a gambler's offer to shave points in 1951 and reported the incident to his coach. A nationwide scandal was uncovered, and 32 players from seven national powers were found to have fixed over 85 games between 1947 and 1950. Kellogg was acknowledged as a hero by the media all across the country for his courage.
A standout at Norcom High in Portsmouth, VA., Kellogg is now a program director for New York City's department of youth and community development.
2 Feb
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Former Globetrotter point guard Marcus Haynes has been nominated to the NBA Hall of Fame. Haynes was a first time nominee. Haynes signed with the Globetrotters in 1945 after leading his Langston University team to a 74-70 win over the Trotters. Haynes started as quarterback on the Langston football team as well.
Phoenix, AZ(OTW)-Robert "Showboat" Hall is the twelth Globetrotter to be awarded the "Legends" ring. Hall was a Trotter from 1947 to 1974. He is a native of Detroit, where he attended Miller High School.