Forward | 7' 1"

Hot Rod De La Rosa


Hometown | Bronx, NY

St. John's University


With a deep love for the game and its fans, Joey "Hot Rod" De La 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 relationships and…
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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



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