There was a basketball court right across the street from the house where Slick grew up, so he saw it as a sign, and he started playing the game at the age of six.
A four-year starter at St. John's University in New York, Slick helped lead St. John’s to the NIT Championship in 2003, and he holds the school record for most career three-pointers. That means he’s a natural for the Globetrotters’ four-point shot.
He’s also an outstanding ball handler; watch for him spinning two basketballs on his fingers in all different directions when the Globetrotters are performing their famous “Magic Circle.”
Slick has been to dozens of countries during his years with the Globetrotters and has seen some incredible things, like the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China. He’s had the honor of entertaining U.S. troops on the Globetrotters’ annual holiday military tour, and he’s appeared on popular TV shows, like “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” and “Man v. Food Nation.”
Being born in New York, Slick loves the Yankees, Mets, Knicks and Giants. Even though he has close friends that are also sports stars, like NBA sharpshooter Ben Gordon, he was blown away when playing his very first game ever with the Globetrotters. “It was at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, it was sold out, and I will never forget how many celebrities were there. It was really an introduction to how many people love the Globetrotters.”