Former Viking, Angelo Sharpless, plays for Harlem Globetrotters
Kesha Williams October 20, 2014
Take a close look at the Globetrotters' 2015 rookies and you will see a familiar face,
In 2013, Sharpless was the CIAA Men's Player of the Year and Box to Row Player of
the Year. He scored 1,000 career points, reached the Final Four of the State Farm
Slam Dunk Contest and was named an All-American for both Daktronics and the National
Association of Basketball Coaches. The 6-4 leaper from Plymouth, N. C., was a two-time
All-CIAA honoree (2012, 2013), and his reverse alley-oop to himself in 2012 earned
the #1 spot on SportsCenter's Top 10 plays. Sharpless spent time with the NBA's Indiana
Pacers in summer league action in 2013.
His accomplishments as a Viking propelled Sharpless to the upper rim where the nation's
dazzling student athletes compete for the next, prized, team position. The Globetrotters
recently announced his new position-- a spot on the roster of their world, famous
Fresh off of their annual training camp in New York, the world famous Harlem Globetrotters
signed six outstanding new players for their much-anticipated 2015 "Washington Generals'
Revenge" World Tour. Angelo "Spider" Sharpless joins fellow rookies Tyrone "Turbo"
Davis, Chris "Smooth" Staples, Carlos "Dizzy" English , Tydran "Crash" Beaty and DeAndre
"Dragon" Taylor on the team.
The first-year players will join a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton,
Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard, Firefly Fisher and Moose
Weekes - plus female stars TNT Maddox, T-Time Brawner and Sweet J Ekworomadu - as
the Globetrotters prepare for a season of that entails over 310 games in more than
250 cities in 49 U.S. states and nine Canadian province. The schedule runs from December
26, 2014, through May 2015.
For more information, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com
April J. Emory, the sports information director for ECSU, contributed to this article.