Legend | 6'2"
University of Texas
Former point guard great Jimmy Blacklock played in over 2,500 games for the Ambassadors of Goodwill™, visiting 62 countries during his standout playing career.
Now in his 10th season as a full-time Globetrotters coach, Blacklock was a point guard and dribbler for the Globetrotters from 1974 to 1987, one of the most popular times in the team’s history. He appeared on popular TV shows such as ABC’s “Wide World of Sports,” “The Tonight Show,” “The White Shadow,” “The Love Boat,” “The Merv Griffin Show” and “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.”
Blacklock joined the Globetrotters after a stellar career at the University of Texas, where he was one of the first African American players ever to play at the school. He was honored as the Longhorns’ Most Valuable Player his junior season after leading the team in scoring, and he was the team captain his senior year.
Blacklock earned induction into the school’s Men’s Hall of Honor in 2016. His son Ross, a defensive tackle, was drafted by the Houston Texans in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Blacklock was presented with his Globetrotters Legends Ring on February 28, 2020, in Austin, Texas, at the Frank Erwin Center on the campus of the University of Texas.