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Harlem Ambassadors coming to Aspen

Aspen Times Staff Report

Tickets are now on sale for what is expected to be a fun and thrilling basketball show at the Aspen High School Skierdome Wednesday, March 17.

The Harlem Ambassadors, a show basketball team based in Fort Collins, will visit Aspen next week for a benefit game against the Aspen High School athletic department.

Tipoff for the game,which will benefit the athletic department at AHS, is set for 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for all high school and college students with valid school identification.

The Ambassadors play as a show basketball team similar to that of the famed Harlem Globetrotters.

The team, which tours the Western states, combines high-flying action with a lot of entertainment.

Coached by Sandie “Lady Majic” Prophete – former standout at the University of Missouri – the team includes a mix of former college stars, some of which have played professionally.

The players include 6-foot-7 inch Reggie Britt, a former star at Kansas State, and 6-6 Rashawn Blakney from Bowie State.

Jeremiah Cathey Cathey, who played at Masters College in California and the Los Angeles Summer Pro League the last two years, loves to dunk.

Also on the team is Sai Tuialii, who played professionally in Beirut before playing at Texas Christian University and Chris Franklin, a 6-0 guard, played at Lock Haven University before playing with the Wilkes-Barre Blazers of the American Basketball Association.

Prophete, a 5-7 guard, was selected as a member of the Big Eight Conference All-Decade team of the 1980s and played for the Harlem Wizards as the first woman ever to play for the show team.

Playing for the local All-Stars will be AHS officials Tom Farrell, Kendall Evans, Steve Ketchum, Dave Conarroe, Lance Finkbeiner as well as Lenny “Boogie” Weinglass, Dr. Tim Bauer, Charlie Podolak, Willard Clapper and Aspen Times Sports Editor Ben Husband.

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