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Harlem Globetrotters Honor Hopkins High Students

Updated: 04/09/2014 5:06 PM
Created: 04/09/2014 11:15 AM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste

Two members of the Hopkins High School Boys Basketball team were recognized in a big way by the Harlem Globetrotters on Wednesday.

The world famous basketball team made a surprise visit to the high school to honor Hopkins team manager Grant Peterson, who was born with Down syndrome, and Amir Coffey, who made an incredible 60-foot shot during the state tournament last month.

Globetrotter star Corey "Thunder" Law honored the boys Wednesday afternoon in the school's gymnasium.

He said Grant demonstrates the Globetrotter spirit of good sportsmanship and being a positive role model. Thunder also talked to the team about sportsmanship and the Globetrotters' bullying prevention program.

Grant and Coffey received their own Globetrotter basketballs, headbands, and wristbands.

Law set the Guinness World Record for longest shot at 109 feet, 9 inches last November.

The Globetrotters play at Target Center this weekend.


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