Which schools produce most Harlem Globetrotters?

Wed, Apr 14
Harlem GlobetrottersAP PhotoMembers of the Harlem Globetrotters ham it up at the Great Wall of China during a visit in 2004.

When the Harlem Globetrotters' longtime opponent, the Washington Generals, recently announced plans to sign three former Butler players to one-game contracts, Page 2 had to wonder: Which college basketball programs are the Kansas and North Carolina of professional exhibition basketball, producing the most Globetrotters?

After consulting the Globetrotters' all-time roster, we have the answers:

School: Number of Globetrotters players produced

Tennessee State: 14

Wendell Phillips Academy High School (Illinois): 13

Houston: 11

Michigan State: 8

Temple: 7

Langston (Oklahoma), Fresno State, Florida A&M, Cal State Bakersfield, Savannah State: 6

Detroit Mercy, Arizona State, Arizona, UCLA, Arkansas: 5

North Carolina State, Cincinnati, LSU, Jackson State, Villanova, Long Beach State, Wilberforce, Wayne State (Michigan), Pepperdine, Indiana, Kansas, Grambling, Miller High School (Michigan), Memphis, Texas-El Paso: 4

Pittsburgh, Philander Smith, Louisiana-Lafayette, Illinois, Woodward High School (Ohio), Texas Southern, Kentucky Wesleyan, Southern, Minnesota, Iowa, Cass Tech High School (Michigan), Virginia Union, West Virginia, UNLV, DePaul, New Mexico State, Providence, Bradley, Nebraska, California, Seton Hall, San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Virginia State, San Jose State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Niagara: 3

Oklahoma State, Miami (Ohio), Kentucky, Sam Houston State, Washington, Washington State, Ohio State, Kentucky State, East Tennessee State, Long Island, Farragut High School (Illinois), Illinois-Chicago, Texas A&M, Texas, Lemoyne-Owen College (Tennessee), Crispus Attucks High School (Indiana), Portland, Tennessee, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Austin Peay, Winston-Salem State, Missouri, Miami, Oklahoma City, Maryland, New Orleans, Murray State, Lincoln (Missouri), Mississippi, Texas-San Antonio, Auburn, Lamar, Colorado State, Northern High School (Michigan), McNeese State, South Carolina State, Maryland-Eastern Shore, Colorado, Xavier (Louisiana), Indian Hills JC (Iowa), Texas-Pan American, Azusa Pacific, Drake, Georgia Perimeter College, Clark (Georgia), Duquesne, Cal State Northridge, Scott High School (Ohio), Oregon, Huston-Tillotson, North Carolina Central, North Carolina, Cleveland Central High School (Ohio), Illinois State, Libby High School (Ohio), Loyola (Illinois), Western Kentucky, George Washington: 2