At 7-8, Tiny is the tallest Harlem Globetrotter ever. He is taller than basketball superstar Yao Ming and the previous tallest Globetrotter, Dut Mayar, who are both 7-6.
It’s been quite a whirlwind for Tiny since being selected in the Globetrotters’ annual player draft. On Nov. 17, 2011, he was officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the World's Tallest Professional Basketball Player. He’s been featured on world-renowned websites like MSN, USA Today, Yahoo!, CNN International, ESPN, TIME, and the Huffington Post. He has appeared on talk shows airing around the world, including ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America.” He’s been a guest on “The Dan Patrick Show” and “Boomer & Carton” radio programs. He has traveled to many countries, including China, where he and his teammates have presented clinics to teach Chinese kids basketball fundamentals, healthy living, and character development.
Tiny - who wears a size 20 shoe - has even had a set of custom golf clubs made for him. He picked up the sport at the age of 11 and crushes 360-yard drives. His high school did not offer golf as a sport, so the school’s basketball coach had Tiny come to a practice to see if he would like it, and he’s been hooked ever since. Growing up in Loughborough, England, Tiny also played soccer; it is amazing to watch a man his size handle a ball with his feet.
He grew a foot between the ages of 16 and 17, and when he graduated high school at the age of 18, he was 7-2. His father is 6-8, but not all his family is tall. His mother is 5-5, and he has a younger sister that is 5-6.
Tiny, who enjoys swimming and playing video games like Call of Duty, is excited about being a Globetrotter. "I feel very honored to be a part of the Harlem Globetrotters’ prestigious history. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this organization, and to travel the world and meet many people from all walks of life."