NewsHarlem Globetrotters Tap LSU Alum Alexis Morris For Tour

Harlem Globetrotters Tap LSU Alum Alexis Morris For Tour

Morris made her Globetrotter debut on Feb. 9 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Morris made her Globetrotter debut on Feb. 9 at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts — the birthplace of basketball. According to LSU, the star athlete’s recent deal with the organization made her the seventh woman to join in the team’s 97-year history.

“I’m excited to join the Harlem Globetrotters and want to thank the leadership team for giving me an opportunity to grow my personal and professional career while playing the game I love,” Morris shared. Highlighting the Globetrotters’ “level of basketball and entertainment,” she embraced the challenge to carry on their legacy.

Globetrotters President Keith Dawkins hailed the signing: “The Harlem Globetrotters have a storied history of signing some of the world’s most accomplished and coveted talent…and now, Alexis Morris.” He cited stars from Wilt Chamberlain to Lynette Woodard amidst the expanding “global basketball landscape.” Signing Alexis “reflects our commitment to pursuing the best ballers from around the world,” Dawkins added.

Now part of the Globetrotters’ expanding women’s contingent, fans can expect exclusive content of her rookie journey with the team through ‘My Rookie Season’ on Harlem Globetrotters YouTube channel. Morris joins six other female standouts like Fatima “TNT” Lister redefining roles for women under the Globetrotters banner.

A dynamic scorer known for flash and vision, Morris averaged 15.2 points and 3.5 assists during her two seasons with LSU and 16.8 points and 3.8 assists to help lead the Tigers to its first national championship title. Morris was recently drafted into the WNBA by the Connecticut Sun before starting this season in Turkey’s professional league. Her unique path echoes Connie Hawkins’ Globetrotters fame preceding an NBA Hall of Fame induction.

Upcoming shows at popular New York venues like Barclays Center on Feb. 18 and Madison Square Garden on Feb. 24 will feature the Beaumont, Texas native alongside this year’s team of elite athletes.

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