Current Globetrotters that have competed in the College Slam Dunk Championship (l-r): Hi-Lite Bruton, Bull Bullard, Jet Williams, B-Nice Narcisse, Spider Wilks and Flight Time Lang
ATLANTA, April 4, 2013 – Bringing special “life’s good” memories to fans of all ages, NCAA Corporate Partner LG Electronics USA is bringing the world famous Harlem Globetrotters to college basketball’s biggest stage, the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four®.
The Globetrotters’ signature flair and unique brand of family entertainment will be a center- court highlight at the Bracket Town fan experience. “LG Presents the Harlem Globetrotters at Bracket Town” will entertain fans of all ages on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Georgia World Congress Center.
Globetrotters stars Scooter Christensen, Bull Bullard, Handles Franklin, Buckets Blakes, Slick Willie Shaw and Jet Williams will battle their arch-nemesis, the Washington Generals, and then meet fans and sign autographs after the game. Complementing the action on the court will be fun interactions between the Globetrotters and LG premium smart products, including the Optimus G smartphone, an LG Smart TV and even an LG refrigerator.
Prior to their Bracket Town appearance with LG, the Globetrotters have added a new twist to an event that has become synonymous with the team in recent years, the College Slam Dunk Championship. The winner of the 2013 competition, on April 4 at Georgia Tech University, will be guaranteed a tryout with the Globetrotters. In addition, the Globetrotters will serve as celebrity judges for the High School Slam Dunk Championship on Friday, with the competition telecast on CBS at 2 p.m. Eastern Time on Saturday.
About LG Electronics USA
A proud Corporate Partner of the NCAA, LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances, commercial displays, air conditioning systems and solar energy solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. For more information, please visit www.lg.com.
About the Harlem Globetrotters
Sponsored by Howard Johnson Hotels, Wonderful Pistachios, Greyhound Lines, Spalding, and Russell Athletic, the Original Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 87th 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. Throughout their history, the 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. To find a show near you and purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.