Harlem Globetrotters to Visit UM after Setting World Records

November 30, 2016

MISSOULA – The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2017 World Tour to Missoula at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the University of Montana Adams Center.

Tickets are on sale now at http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com or at the Adams Center Box Office. Prices start at $24.50.

The Harlem Globetrotters are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents. 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 nine thrilling decades.

After setting seven official Guinness World Records last year, the Globetrotters broke a single-day total of nine records this year during the 12th annual Guinness World Records Day in San Antonio. Since 2000, the Globetrotters own 15 Guinness World Records unbroken by others.

Four of the nine Guinness World Records were reclaimed records originally held by the team and then broken by Dude Perfect: the longest basketball hook shot, longest basketball shot blindfolded, most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute and longest blindfolded basketball hook shot.

Here’s a full look at all the records set by the Globetrotters:

  • Longest basketball hook shot – Big Easy Lofton (72 feet, 6.25 inches)
  • Longest basketball shot blindfolded – Ant Atkinson (73 feet, 10 inches)
  • Most basketball 3-pointers in one minute (single ball) –Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (10 each)
  • Farthest basketball shot made while sitting on the court – Thunder Law (58 feet, 9.25 inches)
  • Most bounced basketball 3-pointers in one minute – Zeus McClurkin (5)
  • Most basketball 3-pointers made by a pair in one minute –Ant Atkinson and Cheese Chisholm (22 each)
  • Farthest basketball shot under-one-leg – Thunder Law (52 feet, 5.5 inches)
  • Longest blindfolded basketball hook shot – Big Easy Lofton (58 feet, 2.5 inches)
  • Most basketball slam dunks in one minute (individual) – Zeus McClurkin (16)

“We are the original trick-shot artists, so it is great to reclaim our records and re-establish our dominance,” said Harlem Globetrotters star Lofton. “We have been training hard, so to have a day where we push the limits and try some fun yet challenging shots is pretty cool. I mean, how many people can say they’re a Guinness World Records holder? We can’t wait to put smiles on people's faces as we demonstrate our skills and talents on the upcoming world tour.”

The Globetrotters will play in over 250 North American markets and 30 countries during their 2017 World Tour beginning Dec. 26.

For the latest videos and news about the Harlem Globetrotters, visit http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com, follow them on Twitter @Globies or go to http://www.facebook.com/harlemglobetrotters.

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Contact: Mike Morelli, interim director, UM Adams Center, 406-243-4261, mike.morelli@mso.umt.edu; Frank Klaus, Harlem Globetrotters International, 678-497-1892, klaus@harlemglobetrotters.com.