Among the Globetrotters’ 2014 rookies is Corey “Thunder” Law of High Point University (N.C.), who christened his rookie season in grand style by smashing the official Guinness World Records® record for the longest basketball shot – connecting from 109 feet 9 inches at US Airways Center in Phoenix as part of the ninth annual Guinness World Records Day on Nov. 14, 2013. Thunder bested the old mark by 5 feet 2 inches.
Thunder competed in the 2013 College Slam Dunk Championship by beating out 15 other athletes to become the annual Dark Horse Dunker. Past Globetrotters draftees Jacob Tucker and James Justice followed similar paths to the competition.
The 6-3 native of Chesapeake, Va., led High Point in field goal percentage as a senior and was third on the team in rebounding and blocks before being selected by the Globetrotters in their seventh annual player draft in June. Sporting a 44-inch vertical leap, the muscular Law finished his career second on the Panthers’ career rebounding list.