Episode 7 – Jonte “Too Tall Not So Small” Hall

Summary

Former Harlem Globetrotter, Jonte Hall has the most inspirational story of never giving up on your dreams no matter what life throws at you. He is a man who beat the odds and became a professional basketball player for the Harlem Globetrotters at the age of 26 even though he was only 5’2″ tall. #Kids #Teens #Parents and #Educators out there… You truly don’t want to miss listening to this. 

Jonte was raised in the McCulloh Street projects, in Baltimore and, although his stature was small, his dreams were tall! He liked basketball from childhood. In high school, he helped his team reach the state finals. He played also started on the team at his community college for a year, however he had to put college and his dreams on hold to help support his mother who was diagnosed with MS, but the fire and passion for playing never left him. After many years of manual labor, he decided to try one last time and managed to make the cut for the Washington General, the team that plays exhibition games against the Globetrotters. In 2011, he was one of only two players ever to be transferred to the Harlem Globetrotters.

For more about Jonte, visit: https://jontenotsosmallhall.com/

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