Briana “Hoops” Green teaches us Harlem Globetrotters’ tricks
Photo credit: Dan Vazzoler / Video by Amanda and Brittany van Fankfoort
WATCH ABOVE: Briana “Hoops” Green *attempt to* teach Timeout with the Twins some Harlem Globetrotters’ tricks.
At six-years-old Briana Green attended her first Harlem Globetrotters game at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY—a game she “couldn’t stop talking about.” In January 2018, the 28-year-old’s basketball story came full circle when “Hoops” performed with the world-famous team at that same arena in her hometown.
Hoops is the fifteenth female to join the Globetrotters in the team’s 92-year history, one of four women presently on the team and the only female suiting up during the Canadian leg of the Globetrotters’ 2018 world tour. The 5 foot 9 guard joined the team in 2017 adding Globetrotter to her already impressive resume consisting of a remarkable high school career, 650-point college career with the University of Texas – El Paso and professional career in Spain, Czech Republic and Mexico.
Having amassed nearly 100 thousand followers on Instagram, the basketball star embraces her position as a role model, “ambassador of goodwill” and inspiration to fans on and off the court.
“I try to take advantage of my platform and reach out to people who need someone to talk to or reach out to girls who need some type of inspiration and the Globetrotters allows me to have that platform and give a positive impact,” Hoops says. “Literally after every game I have someone tell me that I’m their inspiration…or that I’m the reason they picked up a basketball…and that means a lot to me.”
In advance of the Harlem Globetrotters’ stop in the nation’s capital, Hoops *attempted to* teach The Twins some of the Harlem Globetrotters’ tricks! Ottawa fans can look forward to seeing Hoops perform with “amazing feats of basketball” with the Globetrotters at the Canadian Tire Centre on Saturday, April 7.
WATCH: Timeout with the Twins were thrilled to chat about the Globetrotters’ World Tour with Briana “Hoops” Green — http://www.ottawalife.com/article/hoops-there-it-is?c=14