The Former Harlem Globetrotter Legends came to Ludowici on Sunday, bringing their magic to both young and old.
The team consisted of Larry “Gator” Rivers, a member of the Harlem Globetrotters from 1973-86; Bruce “Sugar Bear” Capers, 1987-89; Larry “Shorty” Coleman, 1986-93; and Tyrone “Hollywood” Brown, 1985-86.
Also on the team was former Savannah State University standout Smiljana Cuk and Indiana University Northwestern player Lionel Moore.
Though the Legends were a little older and greyer, they still showed that they could entertain. The team also demonstrated trick shots and slam dunks that amazed the crowd.
The Legends’ opposition was made up of an alumni team of former Long County High School players: class of 2013 members Fred Nelson, Darius Woods, Demetrius Foreman and Jamaal Anderson; Jaquez Payne, class of 2012; and Jamal Posey, class of 2011.
The Legends won, 84-77.
Ted Ray said the game was more than he expected.
“It was awesome. It was just as good as the Harlem Globetrotter games I use to watch on ABC Sports,” he said.
The game was organized by Long County High School band director Terry Kenny, with proceeds helping finance the band’s trip to the McDonald’s Chicago Thanksgiving Parade on Nov. 27.
“It was outstanding, a lot of fun and a good time for all who attended,” Kenny said.
He said that the trip’s total cost will be around $65,000, and as of Sunday, the band was about $5,000 short. For more information on how to donate, call 545-2135 or 545-2041.