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Globetrotters draft Mercury's Griner
The Harlem Globetrotters have drafted WNBA dunking star Brittney Griner and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera.
The Globetrotters also picked Detroit Mercy’s Doug Anderson, Northwood University’s Tyrone Davis and High Point’s Corey Law.
The 6-foot-8 Griner had a stellar career at Baylor and became the first WNBA player to dunk twice in a game in her debut with the Phoenix Mercury after being taken with the No. 1 overall pick of the WNBA draft. The Globetrotters’ North American tour runs from December through April and would not overlap with the WNBA season.
The Globetrotters already have two female players, TNT Maddox and T-Time Brawner.
Rivera, baseball’s career saves leader, is retiring this fall after his 19th season.
Being drafted doesn’t mean the athletes have agreed to play for the Globetrotters.