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Harlem Globetrotters take Naz Mitrou-Long with third pick in annual draft

The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters selected former Iowa State sharpshooter Naz Mitrou-Long with the third pick in their annual draft on Tuesday. He was taken one pick after New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and one pick before Wonder Woman… I’m not kidding.

Mitrou-Long 15.1 points per game and was a second-team All-Big 12 selection during his senior season for the Cyclones. His 260 career 3-pointers is the second highest total in program history. He led the Big 12 in 3-pointers made during his last season in Ames.

The Globetrotters were founded 1926 and have dazzled crowds with their tricks ever since. I guess if Naz ends up playing for the team, he’ll likely never lose another game while doing battle against the Washington Generals.

I can safely say I did not anticipate ever writing a blog like this in my life.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.

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