Forward | 6'6

Jumpin Ballard


Hometown | Dayton, Ohio

Glenville State College


Like his hype song says, the sky is the limit for Joe "Jumpin" Ballard. The Globetrotter veteran has an incredible 52-inch vertical that he's mastered in his signature trick shot: the Jumpin Joe Dunk Contest. Watch #28 soar as he leaps over up to 8 teammates for a high-flying dunk like no other!When he's not rattling the rim, you might catch Jumpin flying sky high on a rollercoaster or taking it easy with his favorite movies, "Life" and "Harlem Nights"
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Career History

  • Jumpin jumped over 8 teammates in 2022 in the Globetrotters Dunk Contest.

Fun Facts

  • Gameday Go-To Song: "Sky Is The Limit" by Lil Wayne
  • Favorite Trick Shot: Granny Shot & Signature Jumpin Joe Dunk Contest



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