FREMONT – Residents of all ages from the Fremont community gathered at the Al Bahe Gymnasium at Fremont High School for an evening of comedy and amazing basketball talents performed by the Harlem Wizards.
MainStreet Fremont brought in the Harlem Wizards to play a game of competitive basketball against the MainStreet of Fremont All-Stars team on Thursday. The Harlem Wizard’s roster included King Arthur Lewis, Jr., Lamarvon “Showtime” Jackson, Jimmy “Boy Wonder” Bosque, Rob “Smooth” Young, Jordan “Hang-Time” Hoose, and TJ “Tomahawk” Stukes.
The MainStreet All-Star’s roster included Rory Bowen, Paul Von Seggern, Jeremy Murman, Tony Weinandt, Tyler Paulsen, Jared Kitzelman, Adam Lamprecht, Doug Moore, Ryan Mlnarik, Jill Lamprecht, Mark Williams, John Arensberg, Clayton Shepard, Monty Sellon, Greg Rathke, Barry Benson, and Kylie Brown.
Announcer and MC for the Harlem Wizards, Big Show – Joe Anteri came to KHUB and KFMT to speak with Chris Walz on the Morning Show, and gave the rundown on the roster for the Harlem Wizards.
“King Arthur is just an amazing man who is funny. And he has his own children’s book out about overcoming adversity. He’s a little guy,” said Anteri. “He’s an incredible dribbler. Showtime is an amazing dunker, as is Boy Wonder, Smooth, and Hang-Time. And wait until you see Tomahawk. Tomahawk is about 6’8″ and just makes these thundering dunks. It’ll just make the whole complex shake. We’re going to have a great time.”
During the game, the Wizards entertained the crowd with dancing, comedy sketches, interactive games, and amazing slam dunks and basketball skills. Fans also had the chance to buy and win Harlem Wizards merchandise, with all of the money raised going back to support MainStreet Fremont. Anteri says they also had pink Harlem Wizards merchandise in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“The guys are wearing pink uniforms throughout the month of October to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Anteri. “And for every pink jersey that we sell, not only does the community make money, but the Harlem Wizards will donate $5 to the American Cancer Society. So it’s a win-win.”
The Harlem Wizards won the game against the MainStreet All-Starts with a score of 70-66. During halftime and after the game, the fans got a chance to meet the Harlem Wizards, get autographs, and have fun with them on the court. The Wizards ended the evening with one big dance party with all the children in the stands.