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Detroit’s Doug Anderson drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters

Jun 25, 2013, 11:05 PM EDT

Human highlight reel and former University of Detroit forward Doug Anderson was one of five players drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters on Tuesday.

Former Baylor center and current Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was also drafted as was New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. High Point forward Corey Law and Tyrone Davis, a 5-foot-2 guard from Northwood University (Fla.) rounded out the 2013 Globetrotter draft class.

Anderson finished last season with the Titans averaging 12.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, but was known for an insane amount of high-flying dunks he threw down during the course of the season, including four in the video above that helped him win the 2013 State Farm College Slam Dunk title back in April. It was the fifth dunk contest win in as many attempts for Kalamazoo, Mich. native.

“It’s really an honor,” Anderson told Tom Markowski of the Detroit News after being drafted. “It’s great. I mean, I never even thought about it.

“That would be nice but I’m working so hard trying to get to the NBA. It’s a big decision. Will I play for the Globetrotters? I don’t know. I can’t really say.”

Being drafted by the Globetrotters means nothing really. Griner already turned down the offer. The 6-foot-5 Anderson has worked out for several NBA teams including the Detroit Pistons. He’s expecting to be added to sign on with a team for the summer league.

I’m all for Anderson following his dream to play in the NBA, but I’d really like to see what he would do to the Washington Generals.

That’s entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

Terrence is also the lead writer at NEHoopNews.com and can be followed on Twitter: @terrence_payne

  1. philliesblow - Jun 26, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    So who did the Generals draft?

  2. whitdog23 - Jun 26, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    at least this is better than reading another mock draft from ANY sport

  3. brotherlove2012 - Jun 26, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    Being drafted by the HGT is the equivalent of being recruited by Le Cirque Du Soleil as a professional strongman. Not much of an accomplishement if you ask me.

  4. fukpittsburgh - Jun 27, 2013 at 8:14 AM

    damn that last dunk was ruh-tarded

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