Former Northwood University (Fla.) standout guard Tyrone Davis (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) was among five athletes drafted by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters during their seventh annual player draft. Davis joins Brittney Griner, Doug Anderson, Corey Law, and Mariano Rivera as players drafted. Davis wrapped up his Northwood career after leading the Seahawks to a 30-4 record during the 2012-13 campaign. Tyrone etched his name in the Seahawks record books as the All-Time Assists and Steals leader with 812 and 319, respectively. Davis played the most games in a Seahawks uniform in program history, and set the single-game record with 15 assists against Trinity College last season. Davis was recognized as a 2012-13 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II All-American, a 2012 All-Sun Conference First Team selection, and a 2012 Sun Conference All-Defensive Team member.
“Honestly, I’m at a loss for words,” said Davis. “I’ve been through so much in my life, lots of ups and downs, and to be drafted is unbelievable. Everyone always told me I would be rewarded for the efforts I made, and it has finally come. To have the opportunity to play for an organization like the Harlem Globetrotters is an incredible honor and I’m ready to get to work.”
Tyrone is the second player from Northwood to be drafted by the Globetrotters. Former 7’4” center Jermaine Middleton is a current member of the Globetrotters, drafted in the 2011 rookie class. He earned the nickname “Stretch” from the elder Globetrotters members.
Throughout their history, the Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans—among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents—over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters visit: www.harlemglobetrotters.com
- Chris Kendrick