Forward | 7' 1"
Hometown | Bronx, NY
St. John's University
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 relationships and creating moments. The Harlem Globetrotters have given me a platform on and off the court where I can share my love of basketball through moments with others."
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Harlem Globetrotters: Play It Forward is a celebration of the 96 year old franchise that has delighted fans of all ages with a one-of-a-kind experience.