To Be the Best, You Got to Beat the Best: Marques Haynes

Marques Haynes' #20 jersey is one of five retired by the Harlem Globetrotters.

Langston University accomplishments: 4 time All-State, 4 time All-Conference, team MVP, 59 game winning streak...

After a stellar college career at Langston University, how did Marques Haynes end up playing for the Harlem Globetrotters?  By beating them during college in an exhibition game...Add that to the list of collegiate accomplishments.  Haynes' 40-year basketball career included two stints with the Harlem Globetrotters, 12,000 games played, 4 million miles traveled and over 100 countries visited.  He was known during his career as the world's premier basketball dribbler.  In 1998, Haynes became the first Globetrotter ever to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and has been enshrined into a total of six Halls of Fame.

Haynes not only received his Harlem Globetrotters "Legends" ring in Chicago January 5, 2001, but also joined a special list of players when his #20 jersey was retired by the team.  

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