Forward | 6' 4"

Spider Sharpless


Hometown | Plymouth, NC

Elizabeth City State University (NC)


Spider Sharpless was introduced to basketball and inspired by watching Hall of Famer – and one-time Globetrotter – Magic Johnson play in his final NBA season. He was also inspired growing up by superstar basketball player Carmelo Anthony and considers Bo Jackson the greatest athlete who has ever lived, because of how he dominated two sports at the highest level. His hard work earned him all-state honors in high school. Spider went on to play at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina, where he was the Boxtorow Division II National Player of the Year and CIAA Player of the…
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Career Highlights and Awards

CIAA Conference Player of the Year

CIAA Rookie of the Year

Career History

Elizabeth State University: 2009 - 2013

Harlem Globetrotters: 2014 - Present

Fun Facts

Favorite Quote:
“I’m closer to my goal than I was yesterday, so keep working forward.”

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