Too Tall Hall

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Jonte Hall as "Too Tall" in March 2017 with the Harlem Globetrotters in Mannheim Germany

Jonte "Too Tall" Hall (born July 2, 1982) is an American basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters.[1][2][3] At 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m) and 142 pounds (64 kg), he is the smallest player in Globetrotter history.

Jonte Hall as "Too Tall" in March 2017 with the Harlem Globetrotters in Mannheim Germany

Life[edit]

Hall was raised in the McCulloh Street projects, in West Baltimore, and, despite his height, liked basketball from an early age. He attended Carver Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore, where he helped the basketball team reach the state finals. He played at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County for a year without spending much time on court, but dropped out of college to help support his mother. Later he managed to get on the Washington Generals, and was then traded to the Globetrotters, one of only two players in twenty years to make the transition.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Klingaman, Mike (March 23, 2012). "'Too Tall' Jonte Hall living the dream with the Harlem Globetrotters". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Former CCBC Catonsville Guard, Jonte "Too Tall" Hall, joins the Harlem Globetrotters". National Junior College Athletic Association. October 19, 2011. Archived from the original on March 29, 2013. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ Larson, Cindy (January 12, 2012). "5-2 Harlem Globetrotter 'Too Tall'? You bet". The News-Sentinel. Fort Wayne, Indiana. Archived from the original on January 25, 2012. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 

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