February 14, 2012

Harlem Globetrotters newest acquistion, 7'8 Paul "Tiny" Sturgess (Video)

It's not every day that you see a basketball player listed at 7 foot 8 inches but the Harlem Globetrotters recently made a splash by signing someone that tall.

His name is Paul Sturgess and he already holds many records for being the tallest person ever to play basketball. The British-born Sturgess' incredible size appears to not be from a disorder but from his family genetics.

Sturgess is only 24-years old and although he played college basketball in the United States at Florida Tech (Division 2) and Mountain State (NAIA), his career never took off due to academic/injury issues. So, he signed with the Globetrotters and will be helping them defeat the Washington Generals with relative ease.

Below is the video of Sturgess during a media shoot in New York City along with teammate, Herbert "Flight Time" Lang:

If the name sounds familiar to you, Sturgess was part of a British television show "Britain's Tallest Teens":

(Courtesy of Telegraph UK)

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