Kevin Grow will become the first player to join both Philadelphia 76ers and Globetrotters since Wilt Chamberlain
#KG3 Stars in Globetrotter Debut
Handles and TNT visited Kevin's school for a pep rally before the big game on Sunday. Here are some photos:
Kevin Grow has down syndrome and has been the manager of the Bensalem High School basketball team for four years. His coach let him play his senior year in the second to last game of the season. He went on to have the game of his life hitting four out of five three point shots in under two minutes earning the Junior Phenom Award for demonstrating "Globetrotter Spirit," which includes traits and actions such as helping others, assisting in the community and demonstrating outstanding teamwork.
The Bensalem High School senior will live out a dream when he takes the Wells Fargo Center court with the Harlem Globetrotters. Grow, a devout Globetrotter fan, will enter the game as a 3-point specialist in the 4th quarter on Sunday, March 9. Grow will appear in the second game of the team’s Wells Fargo Center doubleheader, which starts at 5 p.m.
Leading up to the game, Globetrotters’ stars Handles Franklin and TNT Maddox will host an assembly for Grow’s 2,000 classmates at Bensalem High School on Wednesday, March 5 at 1 p.m. Handles, a native of Harrisburg, PA, and TNT, a graduate of Temple University, will speak about important life lessons and give Grow his Globetrotter his game jersey with his new nickname “KG3.”
The Philadelphia 76ers signed Grow to a 2-day contract last week. Grow will join Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to join the Sixers and the Globetrotters. Chamberlain played for the Globetrotters in 1958 and subsequent years during NBA off-seasons. He played for the Sixers from 1965-68.
At the Globetrotters’ game, Grow and his father will sit on the team bench until KG3’s number is called. His new seat location will be an upgrade from the tickets Grow received as a Christmas gift for the same game.