Harlem Globetrotters rookie T-Time Brawner was introduced to the game of basketball during summer rec camps, where she would play with the boys. Now she’s doing that as part of the world’s most famous basketball team, joining fellow rookie Mighty Mitchell as the 10th and 11th females to ever play for the Globetrotters.
Her love for the game propelled her to be an all-league player at Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif., where she led the team in scoring, assists, and steals. After high school, she walked on at California State University, Northridge – but then, the lure of nearby Los Angeles compelled her to pursue acting and modeling. During this time, she also earned an undergraduate degree in criminal justice (she enjoys watching crime dramas like “Law & Order” and “CSI”). “I love figuring things out,” says T-Time.
One thing T-Time figured out was that she was a ball player and wanted to get back to basketball, so she later enrolled at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, where she became an all-conference selection and led the team in steals and was second on the squad in scoring, assists, and field goal percentage her final season - all while also earning an MBA in global business management.
T-Time is interested in sharing her knowledge of the game as a college basketball coach someday, and she already has dabbled in the craft, as an assistant coach at her old high school, with a junior college, and coaching in summer leagues.
She hopes the accomplishments of her and her female teammates, Mighty and TNT Maddox, will inspire young girls, such as when all became registered as Adult Girl Scouts. “I want young girls to know that nothing is impossible. I also want them to see the progression of women's basketball,” says T-Time.