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Incredible Behind-the-Back Shot Earns "Trotter Tribute"

Marvey'o Otey of William Byrd High School receives Globetrotters' "Trotter Tribute" for incredible behind-the-back shot.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters are honoring Marvey’o Otey of William Byrd High School in Vinton, Va., with a “Trotter Tribute,” in recognition of his spectacular behind-the-back shot in a recent home game.

Otey ran down an errant pass in the corner and flung it behind his back – Globetrotters-style – before he went out of bounds, and the ball amazingly found the net.  

 “We come to Roanoke in February, and we might want to recruit Marvey'o for our Trick Shot Challenge that will be part of every Globetrotters game,” said Globetrotters Showman Special K Daley. “Marvey’o’s shot was crazy enough, but he even added some more Globetrotter-like flair when he ran through the gym doors after flinging the ball behind his back.”

The Harlem Globetrotters will bring their 2014 “Fans Rule” World Tour to the Roanoke Civic Center in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  The Trick Shot Challenge if one of five game-changing rules on which fans can vote to see in Globetrotters games at: harlemglobetrotters.com/rule.    

The “Trotter Tribute” honors athletes from all sports throughout the world whose play calls to mind the dazzling showmanship of “the world’s most famous team.”

The honor is designed to recognize amazing and entertaining moments during the course of competition.  Members of the media often refer to unbelievable plays as “Globetrotter-esque,” signifying fantastic athletic feats, as well as the unique trademark the team has emblazoned in incorporating entertainment into sports.

Sponsored by Wonderful Pistachios, Howard Johnson Hotels and Greyhound Lines, The Harlem Globetrotters® are celebrating their 88th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. 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 more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters' official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.

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