Moose Weekes is living a dream with the Harlem Globetrotters. “I can’t think of another job where you can have such a great time doing what you love to do, while putting smiles on people’s faces every day,” says Moose.
His dream started when his mom, a single parent who also played basketball, instilled a love for the game in her son. “In third grade, I remember building a basketball goal with some of my friends. We took a wooden board, nailed it to a tree and cut out the bottom of a plastic crate out, then nailed and tied the crate to the board and tree. We raked the ground, sprayed it with water, then stomped the dirt to pack it in, and we had a basketball court.,” he says.
Moose became an outstanding high school player and went on to play college ball at Middle Tennessee State, where he led the Blue Raiders in blocks as a freshman and broke the school record for most blocked shots in a game, with eight. He studied wellness and exercise science in college and would enjoy training other athletes following his playing days.
Moose and his fabulous hair have graced television screens with appearances on NBC’s “TODAY,” “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Disney’s “Dog with a Blog,” Nickelodeon’s “Mutt & Stuff,” “ABC’s “Good Morning America,” The Weather Channel, NBA TV’s “The Starters,” and “Gametime.
Among his pregame rituals are listening to some country rap tuneswhile stretching, drinking coconut water and eating bee pollen … you know, typical stuff. He will eat anything on a pizza, except onions.