Harlem Globetrotters play Brighton on UK tour

THE HARLEM Globetrotters have shared their excitement at bringing their fast-paced basketball brand to the Sussex coast this autumn.

The world famous basketball team will return to Brighton for the first time since the Covid pandemic as part of their UK tour.

Fans can expect to see a variety of skills and flares, and players Cherelle George and Darnell Artis, better known as Torch and Speedy, look forward to putting on a show around town.

Darnell said: “It will be my first time in Brighton and I’m looking forward to it! Most of the players have never been to the UK before so I’m sure the Globetrotters and the fans are excited for the game.”

Cherelle added, “I was here a few years ago and people had a great time, everyone knows the globetrotters and the memories are always there.”

The Argus: Cherrelle George became the first globetrotter to set a world record for the team | Harlem globetrotterCherrelle George was the first globetrotter to set a world record for the team | Harlem globetrotter

Torch and Speedy will be part of the squad coming to Brighton as part of the Globetrotter’s Spread Game Tour, showcasing one of Britain’s fastest growing sports to the city.

Having played Brighton back in Spring 2020 just before the UK’s first Covid lockdown, the team are ready to bring the game back in front of the “fantastic crowd” in the city.

Both players have reached this point in their careers in very different ways. Darnell briefly played for the Globetrotters before moving to Brazil and leading the entire country in scores before returning to play for the touring team.

Meanwhile, Cherelle was spotted coaching a team in Miami, Florida, which led to her signing for the team as a female globetrotter.

In 2018, she became the first woman to hold a Guinness World Record for the team, scoring 32 falls under the leg in one minute, the most players.

“I think there’s something very special about breaking a record with the Globetrotters,” said Cherelle. She added: “The players love what they do. When I play I try to be creative, I’m always in that creative flow.”

The Argus: The Globetrotters last played Brighton in 2020. Image: Harlem GlobetrottersThe Globetrotters last played in Brighton in 2020. Image: Harlem Globetrotters

Both players stated that they particularly enjoy their creativity with the Globetrotters and that the team’s style suits them particularly well.

Described as a hybrid of street basketball and an interactive family event, the October show aims to showcase a particularly high-energy version of the sport, filled with slam dunks and trick shots.

The event also includes a pre-game interactive show where fans can take to the pitch and practice their skills with the players.

Darnell said: “You can expect to see so many cool things and create memories that will last a lifetime. I still have memories of watching the Globetrotters and I think that’s because we have a fan interaction like no other sport.”

The Harlem Globetrotters play at The Brighton Center on Sunday 16th October, tickets are still available on the Brighton Center website.

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