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Former Lee Flame Joins Harlem Globetrotters

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NEW YORK, NY  ( --  Fresh off of their annual training camp in New York, Larriques “Beast” Cunningham is among four outstanding new players the world famous Harlem Globetrotters have signed for their much-anticipated 2016 world tour.

The iconic team is celebrating 90 years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions of people worldwide.

“We can’t wait to hit the floor and celebrate our 90th year with families around the world,” said Globetrotters Legend Sweet Lou Dunbar, the team’s director of player personnel, “and we are excited about what these outstanding rookies will bring to the court to help us give our wonderful fans memories that will last a lifetime.”

Cunningham played two seasons for coach Tommy Brown at Lee University (2009-11) where the 6-5 Royston, Ga., product helped the Flames to a combined record of 51-17 and two NAIA national tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight berth in 2011.

He was an All-Southern States Athletic Conference selection as a senior, when he averaged 13 points and seven rebounds a game and dished out 83 assists. A former Georgia state high school high jump champion, Cunningham played his first two years of collegiate ball at Roane State Community College and has also played professional basketball in the NBA Development League, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Mexico.

Cunningham is joined on the Globetrotters’ rookie class of 2016 by Davene “Viper” Carter, Crissa , Carde’ and “Rocket” Pennington.

Celebrating 90 iconic years of providing smiles, sportsmanship and service to millions, The Harlem Globetrotters® are a worldwide icon, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills.

Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience.

Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades.

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