GR native to debut for Harlem Globetrotters

Grand Rapids native Porter "Primetime" Maberry (far right) will make his debut for the Harlem Globetrotters on Dec. 7, 2017. (Courtesy Harlem Globetrotters)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids native will be making his debut for the Harlem Globetrotters in Florida Thursday night.

Porter Maberry will make his debut for the team with a reputation as a high flyer dunker after building a reputation on the dunking circuit.

The 5-foot-5 guard took an nontraditional route to the Globetrotters, as he made his reputation after dunking over former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal to win a $100,000 grand prize from the TV show “Dunk Kings.”