High Point University alum Corey Law was signed by the world famous Harlem Globetrotters after the team’s annual training camp in New York, it was announced on Wednesday. Now known as Corey “Thunder” Law, he played for HPU from 2009-13 and is one of four newcomers to the team.
Law led High Point University in rebounding three times in his four seasons and was part of the Panthers’ Big South Regular Season Co-Champion team in 2012-13. He was drafted by the Globetrotters in June after participating in the 2013 College Slam Dunk Championship. He earned a spot in the College Slam Dunk Championship after beating out 15 other athletes to become the annual Dark Horse Dunker.
Originally from Chesapeake, Va., the 6-foot-4 Law has a 44-inch vertical leap. Past Globetrotters draftees Jacob Tucker and James Justice followed similar paths to by being named Dark Horse Dunker and competing in the College Slam Dunk Championship.
The other three Globetrotters rookies are Joyce “Sweet J” Ekworomadu, who is the 12th female player in the history of the Globetrotters, dunking sensation Jonathan “Hawk” Thomas and the extremely versatile Saul “Flip” White.
“We are coming off our best touring year ever in 2013, with more and more fans enjoying the Globetrotters than ever before,” said Globetrotters Legend Sweet Lou Dunbar, the team’s director of player personnel. “The Globetrotters are primed to make 2014 even more successful, and these terrific rookies will be a big part of that success.”
The Globetrotters have set over 300 box office records in North America the past five years and entertain more than three million fans annually in dozens of countries across the globe, bolstering their status as the world’s premier family entertainment company.
The Globetrotters broke camp by officially tipping off their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour with the first-ever events at the new Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine, on Sept. 20 and 21. The Globetrotters will play more than 290 games in over 250 cities in 47 U.S. states, six Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico through April 2014.
They play six dates in North Carolina between March 19-25, 2014.