Shine Joins Harlem Globetrotters
Oct. 10, 2000
Former University of Memphis Tiger Keiron Shine has become a Harlem Globetrotter as the Ambassadors of Goodwill begin their 75th anniversary tour.
"We are pleased with the group of guys we broke camp with, having a nice blend of outstanding rookies and returning veterans," said Mannie Jackson, Owner and Chairman of the Globetrotters. "There were some difficult player cuts since we had over 40 players gunning for only a limited number of available slots.
Shine averaged 8.6 points for the Tigers last year as a senior. He set a Pyramid record by scoring 39 points in an 82-72 win over Miami last season. Off the bench against Southern California last year he went six-of-seven from behind the three-point arc, scoring 18 points in 21 minutes of work.
"Keiron is a very strong player who is very effective because of his quickness and ball-handling ability," said Milton Barnes, the Globetrotters' head coach. "We were pleased with his attitude and work ethic during camp and believe he is a great addition to the team."
Also returning for the Globetrotters is former Memphis Tiger, Michael "Wild Thing" Wilson who currently holds the world record for highest dunk at 12 feet.
Recently the Globetrotters were the No. 1 ranked team in Year 2000 "Q" ratings, which measures likability and recognizability in the sports and entertainment fields. Overall, the Globetrotters ranked second behind Michael Jordan and ahead of Tiger Woods, who ranked third overall.