Former PhilaU Star & '16 CACC POY Bria Young Joins World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters

Former PhilaU Star & '16 CACC POY Bria Young Joins World-Famous Harlem Globetrotters


Young had a terrific senior season in 2015-16, as she was named the CACC Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-CACC First Team.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (December 22, 2016) -- Former Philadelphia University women's basketball star and 2016 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Player of the Year, Bria Young, recently joined the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters as a rookie for the team's 2017 World Tour, which kicks off on Dec. 26. Young is one of six members in the upcoming rookie class.

“Having these six outstanding players is only going to make the Harlem Globetrotters better,” said Globetrotters legend, Sweet Lou Dunbar, the team’s director of player personnel and head coach. “The Globetrotters have entertained and thrilled crowds worldwide for over nine decades. As we begin our 91st consecutive season, the presence of each one of these talented rookies will continue to help us put smiles on the faces of every fan who comes to watch one of our games in 2017 and beyond.”

Young had a sensational senior season in 2015-16, highlighted by being named both the player and defensive player of the year in the CACC. She helped guide the Rams to the CACC Championship and a spot in the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament -- the program's second-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. She finished her career at Philadelphia with 1,067 career points.

Young, a native of Philadelphia, becomes just the 14th female to join the Globetrotters in the organization's 91-year history. Her on-court name will be "Swish". The Globetrotters will be split up into three different teams and travel all over entertaining fans. The 2017 schedule tips off on Monday, Dec. 26, as the organization will be putting on shows in Pittsburgh, Pa., Houston, Texas and Madison, Wis.

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The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.