Forward | 7' 1"

Hot Rod De La Rosa


Hometown | Bronx, NY

St. John's University

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With a deep love for the game and its fans, Joey "Hot Rod" De Le Rosa was born to be a Harlem Globetrotter.

The 7'1 forward is a force on the court, throwing up sky-high hook shots with ease. The former St. John's D-1 recruit has dreamed of being a Globetrotter since he was 9 years old, when the team stopped by his elementary school for an inspiring demo.

If he wasn't a Globetrotter, you can bet Hot Rod would still be sinking shots for a team overseas. "Basketball means a lot to me, but so does building relationship…

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Career Highlights and Awards

  • Espn Ranking #30 Overall, All First Team, Preseason All American

Fun Facts

  • Favorite Movie: "Back to the Future"
  • Favorite Gameday Artist: Lil Baby
  • Favorite Trick Shot: Sky Hook Shot


Come ball with us on and off the court.

Wilt Chamberlain (13), Marques Haynes (20), Curly Neal (22), Tex Harrison (34), Geese Ausbie (35), Meadowlark Lemon (36), Goose Tatum (50), Hallie Bryant (32)