World Record Holders Law, Harrison Lead Globetrotters Into American Dream Residency

American Dream in Secaucus is becoming quite the sports lover's paradise. Between the ArenaBowl Championship Game next Friday, roller hockey later this month, and AAU-sanctioned volleyball in August, The Rink is host to some high-level events.

But the capper is the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, who begin what is believed to be the first sports residency, August 16-25, with some of its top players participating as the team takes on its longtime rival Washington Generals.

A total of 17 players will suit up in Globies Red, White, and Blue, including:

  • 11-time Guinness World record holder Corey ‘Thunder’ Law from Chesapeake, Va.
  • Brooklyn native, 6-9 Donte ‘Hammer’ Harrison, a six-time Guinness World Record holder from Hampton University
  • Eight-time Guinness World Record holder and dribbling star Rochelle ‘Wham’ Middleton from Atlanta
  • New York native and three-time Guinness World Record holder Brawley ‘Cheese’ Chisholm
  • Jahmani ‘Hot Shot’ Swanson, at 5’4’ the shortest and one of the most inspiring Globetrotters
  • Pawel ‘Dazzle’ Kidon, the first Harlem Globetrotter player ever from Poland and a world champion basketball freestyler
  • Rookie Arysia ‘Ace’ Porter from San Antonio, TX, holds a record for most points in a single game at her alma mater, St. Mary’s University, and is one of the record-breaking seven women now playing on the Globetrotters worldwide.

courtesy American Dream

“The Harlem Globetrotters have a long and storied history of ‘firsts’ in its almost 100 years of existence, and we continue that tradition by partnering with American Dream, making history by creating the first-ever sports residency,” said Keith Dawkins, President of the Harlem Globetrotters.  “This residency, and its many commercial extensions, represents another way to reimagine the experience we bring to our millions of fans. We are excited about its potential to be replicated around the world.”

The team will be coached by Chris ‘Handles’ Franklin and Globetrotter legend ‘Sweet’ Lou Dunbar.

“This lineup showcases a wide variety of our talent," Dawkins added. "We are giving the fans the Harlem Globetrotters stars of today and tomorrow. Our hope is to provide something for everyone during our residency, with many surprises still to come.”

The Globetrotters will play a total of 16 games during the 10-day residency, and offer exclusive clinics, pre-game passes, all-access meet-and-greets, merchandise and more.


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