Shagari Alleyne

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Shagari Alleyne
Personal information
Born (1984-01-14) January 14, 1984 (age 33)
The Bronx, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight 270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (Harlem, New York)
College Kentucky (2003–2006)
Manhattan (2006–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Position Center
Career history
2008–2009 Harlem Globetrotters
2009 Tromso Storm (Norway)
2009–2010 Halifax Rainmen (PBL)
2009–2010 Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League)
2011 New York Wizards (EBA)
2011–2012 Lake Michigan Admirals (PBL)
2012–2013 Albany Legends (IBA)
2013–2014 New York Jamm (PBL)

Shagari Alleyne (born January 14, 1984) is an American basketball center that last played for the New York Jamm of the Premier Basketball League.

He played three years for the University of Kentucky Wildcats before transferring to Manhattan College. Because he was a transfer, he was forced to sit out his senior season. In 2007, he entered the NBA Draft, but went undrafted. Standing at 7'3", he was the tallest player ever for his respective schools.[1]

In 2008, Alleyne was invited to the Harlem Globetrotters' training camp. He was given the nickname "Skyscraper".[1]

On November 17, 2011, Alleyne was selected by the Lake Michigan Admirals with the first pick in the Premier Basketball League draft.[2]


  1. ^ a b Globetrotters
  2. ^ Meier, Corinne (November 17, 2011). "Premier Basketball League Holds 2012 Draft in Chicago; Teams Gearing Up for Preseason Play". Premier Basketball League. Retrieved November 18, 2011.