Harlem Globetrotters en route to Milly
The Harlem Globetrotters will be bringing their one-of-a-kind show to Milledgeville on Dec. 1 at the Centennial Center.
The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team, including extraordinary basketball skills, talent and comedy in their performance.
Founded in 1926, the Globetrotters have performed worldwide, completing over 26,000 shows. Herschend Family Entertainment Corp. of Georgia owns Harlem Globetrotters International Inc.
Audience members can expect to see some elite dunks, spectacular ball handling and impressive shooting. The talented roster includes greats like Hammer Harrison and Big Easy Lofton as well as female stars like Touch George and TNT Lister.
Assistant Athletic Director Steve Barsby was excited about the show as he discussed the process of bringing them here. It started with the Globetrotters looking for a place in middle Georgia to bring their show.
“They actually came to us 10 years ago saying they were looking for a venue in middle Georgia and asked if we wanted to do it, and we accepted, and it’s been great since,” Barsby said.
Barsby said he loves how the Harlem Globetrotters operate and put on the show.
“They get here like any normal team and warm up and set up everything and put on the performance,” Barsby said.
According to Barsby they run the whole show very smoothly.
This is the Globetrotters’ third visit to Milledgeville, and they look to continue their successful partnership with Milledgeville and GC.
Tickets for the Dec. 1 event are on sale right now, with a discount available to GC faculty, staff and students. Tickets can be purchased online at the Harlem Globetrotters’ website. Tickets are also available at the Centennial Center Athletic office.
The Centennial Center doors will open at 1 p.m., and the game will start at 2 p.m.. Be sure to hangout after the game as the Globetrotters often interact with fans and give out autographs.