Houston native turned Harlem Globetrotter – Sweet Lou II and his famous father – inspires students at local school

Harlem Globetrotters rookie and Houston native Sweet Lou II recently joined his legendary father Sweet Lou Dunbar to inspire youth at Bay Elementary in Seabrook, his former elementary school.  The Dunbar family and the Globetrotters are preparing for a memorable weekend at the Fertitta Center at UH, where the team will retire the jersey of the Sweet Lou on Feb. 15, the first of three games at his alma mater.

Sweet Lou II talked to the students about believing in their dreams and explained how he grew up in the same classrooms as them.  He was joined by teammate Zeus McClurkin who spoke about the team’s bullying prevention program called “T.E.A.M. Up at School.”  T.E.A.M. stands for Talk, Empathy, Ask, and Mobilize.  


The Globetrotters will retire jersey No. 41 in honor of Sweet Lou, who has amassed over 40 years with the world-famous team as a player, showman, and current head coach.  Only one player—Sweet Lou II—will be allowed to wear number 41 before it is taken out of circulation permanently by the team.

The jersey retirement ceremony will take place on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m., during the first Globetrotters’ game at the Fertitta Center at UH.  The Globetrotters will also play UH on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m.  For ticket and more details, click here http://www.HarlemGlobetrotters.com

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