Similar to Globetrotter legends Tex Harrison and Curly Neal, this new Globetrotter star joins the roster after a standout college career in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). Six-foot-six Crush January attended Saint Augustine’s University (N.C.) where he was a four-year starter.
After an exceptional high school career, January earned a scholarship to play for the Saint Augustine Falcons in 2014. With the Falcons, he compiled over 1,500 career points and over 1,000 rebounds.
January averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds per game throughout his college career. He also recorded 50 career double-doubles and was named the CIAA Rookie of the Year and the CIAA Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons.
The Atlanta area native excelled both on and off the court, making the Dean’s and Provost List on numerous occasions. He earned Sports Management Student of the Year (2017), as well as the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award (2018) – an award granted to student-athletes that exemplify academic and athletic excellence, as well as give back to the community.
About becoming a Globetrotter he says it’s a great honor to be part of such an iconic organization. “Being able to travel the world and impact the lives, deliver joy to fans is a dream job,” he says.
He’s been working toward his dream job since he joined his first basketball team in the fourth grade. It was then he remembers falling in love with the sport.
If he could give any aspiring young athletes advice, he would tell them, “to be the best version of you and persevere through adversity. Life will have some hard times but being able to push through all of that and keep going will make you a better person and athlete.”
January earned his degree in Sports Management. Following his basketball career, he would like to become a pediatric dentist. He loves working with kids and would enjoy giving kids confidence through their smiles.