Hawaii Pacific University star drafted by Globetrotters

Hawaii Pacific University star drafted by Globetrotters

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Pacific University point guard Kylie Huerta is now a member of famous Harlem Globetrotters.

The Globetrotters held a nine player draft on Tuesday that included some well-known names.

In a news release, the Harlem Globetrotters had this to say about the HPU all-star.

Kylie Huerta packs a lot of game into her 5-foot-1 frame. The Hawai'i Pacific University point guard was named First Team All-PacWest Conference and the league tournament MVP in leading the Sharks to a 25-5 record and just the second NCAA Division II tournament berth in the history of the program. The Covington, Wash., native averaged 15 points, seven assists and 1.4 steals per game as a senior, while shooting a blistering 42 percent on three-pointers and 86 percent from the line – but most impressively, she pulled down nearly five rebounds per game, good for third on the team.

Here is a look at the other the Globetrotters' draftees:

· Alex Morgan scored the first goal for the U.S. Women's National Team in their 2-0 win Monday over Columbia, advancing them to the quarterfinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup, where they will face China on Friday. The University of California, Berkeley product has scored at a Globetrotter-type pace since debuting with the national team in 2010, netting an incredible 52 goals in 88 appearances. Morgan led the U.S. to a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and helped the U.S. to a runner-up finish at the 2011 World Cup. Basketball was one of many sports Morgan played while growing up in Diamond Bar, Calif., and her drive, leadership and experience on some of the world's biggest athletic stages are some of the attributes the Globetrotters look for in a player.

"When we conduct our draft, we look for outstanding athletes from different sports all over the world that exemplify the Globetrotters' efforts to provide service, smiles and sportsmanship globally, " said Sweet Lou Dunbar, the globetrotters' director of player personnel. "This group of individuals embodies the skill, athleticism and showmanship it takes to be a Harlem Globetrotter."

The draft was held in anticipation of their upcoming 90th anniversary tour.

The Globetrotters will add another player to the draft class later this summer via their first-ever "Draft Me" campaign: #GlobiesDraftContest.

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