Former High Point player drafted by Harlem Globetrotters

csmith@newsobserver.comJuly 11, 2013 

On March 2, Corey Law played his final home game in a High Point jersey on Senior Night in a 63-62 win against Campbell. At that time, Law thought he had no options in basketball after he graduated from High Point and was already looking for jobs in the criminal justice field.

After winning a fan vote to participate in the NCAA slam dunk contest on April 5 as a “dark horse” candidate, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters.

“As a kid, I always wanted to see them,” Law said. “I never got to see them, but I remember one time when I was 13 I watched them on TV and I couldn’t take my eyes off. I never thought I would have a chance to be a part of that.”

The Globetrotters also selected college slam dunk champ Doug Anderson of Detroit, NAIA All-American Tyrone Davis of Northwood University along with WNBA player Brittney Griner and New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera as honorary members.

While Law said he felt blessed to have the chance to play for the Globetrotters, he is still looking into other alternatives that have also come along since the dunk contest.

“I’ve been working out and keeping my options open,” Law said. “My agent has been talking to some teams overseas and now I might have this opportunity with the Globetrotters. I’m looking for the best opportunity.”

The first person Law reached out to from the Globetrotters following the draft was Raleigh native John “Jet” Williams. The two played against each other during Williams’ junior and senior seasons at UNC-Asheville.

Williams finished second in the 2011 slam dunk contest and was the most feared dunker in the Big South Conference before Law took over that title the past two seasons.

“We were the two guys in the conference that everyone was afraid to get dunked on by,” Law said with a laugh. “I always wanted to get a chance to dunk on each other and now we might be teammates. When I first talked to him after getting the news he was giving me the ins and outs of everything.”

The former high flyer for the Panthers was nicknamed “Superman” by his teammates for his dunk prior to the season in which he dunked with a cape on. As for a nickname with the Globetrotters, Law believes it will be something to do with his last name and his degree in criminal justice.

Law said that type of laid back atmosphere is why the Globetrotters might be his best opportunity.

“Everyone who knows me knows that this is the perfect place for me,” he said. “Everyone knows I’m a pretty funny dude and I can be a little entertaining at times. I was all excited when I got the call because I want to be able to work on some of the ball tricks and stuff that they do.”

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