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Native Globetrotters return to Philadelphia

As Philadelphia's college basketball scene reaches a penultimate match-up in the coming days, one of its former stars returns home with a crew of talented friends.

Native Globetrotters return to Philadelphia

The Globetrotters will return to Philly March 8-12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
The Globetrotters will return to Philly March 8-12. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

As Philadelphia's college basketball scene reaches a penultimate match-up in the coming days, one of its former stars returns home with a crew of talented friends.

Fatima "TNT" Maddox will be back in Philadelphia as the Harlem Globetrotters come to town, March 8-12. Maddox, only the ninth female Globetrotter in 87 years and the first since 1993, is a Temple alum and former basketball star under coach Dawn Staley.

Having joined the Globetrotters in 2012, Maddox returned to Philadelphia last year, having done the morning TV show circuit and even taken on President Obama. Now, she will be back in the Liacouras Center on March 10 for the first time since graduation.

Also on the floor will be Brawley "Cheese" Chisholm, who, with his famous smile, attended Cherokee High School in South Jersey. As the captain of the basketball team, he attended Ball State University before his years with the Globetrotters.

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