The Original Harlem Globetrotters will be coming to The Fieldhouse on Wednesday in their All-New Fan Powered World Tour.
The Globetrotters have made visits to Maysville in the past, making stops here in 1966 and during the 70’s.
The Fan Powered World Tour has an initiative to not only bring the high-flying dunks, trick shots and exceptional ball-handling skills, but to also interact with the fans which include a meet and great and taking photos, along with a select few getting to participate in the show.
Briana “Hoops” Green will be one of the members of the team on the Maysville Tour, who took some time to speak with The Ledger Independent on Friday. Green played her high school basketball at Lexington Catholic and is excited to come closer to home. She helped lead the Lady Knights to two state titles in 2005 and 2006, including tying for a team-high 15 points in the 2006 Championship in a 69-52 win over Rose Hill Christian.
Green went on to play college basketball at University of Texas El-Paso before playing overseas professionally.
She’s played at The Fieldhouse before, back in 2005 when her Lexington Catholic team knocked off the Lady Royals, 85-46.
“It’s always fun to come back home and be close with my family. I played there against Mason County, and remember watching their boys’ team when they had Chris Lofton,” Green said.
Green was the 15th female to join the Globetrotters in 2017 and is on her third season on tour. Her specialty is dribbling and just showcasing her skills. Green said they have 326 games during their tour throughout the year.
“We encourage fans to come on out, everyone can enjoy it whether you’re a kid or an adult,” Green said. “It’s great family entertainment, everyone enjoys it where you can expect to laugh, smile and have a good time.”
Tickets are still available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketweb.com and the Mason County High School office. For more information, visit harlemglobetrotters.com.
Fans can also elect for the Magic Pass, giving fans unprecedented access to the stars of the team, an opportunity to learn tricks, shoot hoops and take pictures on the court. After the game, fans can participate in an autograph session. Fans will also get a chance to see the Flying Globies, an amazing acrobatic trampoline dunk team that will defy gravity during breaks in the game action.