One of the most electrifying scorers on the Harlem Globetrotters roster, Torch George brings the fire every time she steps onto the court with her razor-sharp shooting skills and ankle-breaking dribbling moves.
George has been playing basketball nearly her entire life. Her mother bought her first basketball hoop at age 4 and she hasn’t put down a ball ever since.
The 5-foot-3-inch guard attended Iowa Western Community College (IWCC) from 2003-2005 where she led the Reivers to a 26-5 record her sophomore year. That same season, she averaged 25.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.3 steals per game. She finished her sophomore year with four single-game records, among them most points in a game (48), highest scoring average (25.9) and most steals (131). Torch scored a searing 1,183 points over two seasons with IWCC.
After a brief stint at Purdue University, she transferred to Oklahoma City University, Torch earned a degree in kinesiology. Following her collegiate career, George was invited to try out for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever. She now joins the winningest team in pro sports as part of the 2017 rookie class, becoming the 16th woman play for the Trotters.
She says joining the Globetrotters is an opportunity of a lifetime and adds, “it means everything to me to be able to do what I love and bring so much joy to families all over the world. I love that I’m not only able to inspire young girls to follow their sports dreams, but to show that women have a place in male-dominated sports.”
Growing up, Torch was inspired by Allen Iverson. She studied his moves and admired the agility he displayed and talent despite his small frame. “He helped me believe that as long as I played with my heart, my size wouldn’t matter either.”
During her spare time, she enjoys playing flag football, spending time in the gym, watching documentaries and shows like “Chopped” and “Forensic Files.” If she weren’t a member of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters, she would enjoy following her interest in forensics and becoming a detective.