PHOENIX – If you’ve never believed the Stephen King quote, “If you want to play, you gotta pay,” just ask Washington University graduate Dylan Richter what that quote now means to him.
Richter had been serving as an intern for the Harlem Globetrotter’s digital staff when he got word that he was drafted by the team on Tuesday.
Richter, 22, was a four-year basketball player at Wash U. In 2009, he helped the team win the Division-III National Championship. During his senior season in 2011-2012, he was the University Athletic Association Player of the Year.
Richter graduated and finished his career sixth on the all-time three-pointers made at Wash-U. Richter hails from the Chicago-area suburb of Lincolnshire, Illinois.
The Globetrotters also drafted Jamaican Usain Bolt. Bolt, the current holder of the 100 and 200 meter world records, will be participating in the upcoming summer Olympics in London.
Joining Richter and Bolt is Iesha Davis, the older sister of Anthony Davis, who is the projected first-overall pick in the upcoming 2012 NBA Draft.
“Our draft is always fun, because we look for athletes of all different kinds that might have the attributes to be a Harlem Globetrotter,” said Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters’ director of player personnel. “James Justice is a dunking dynamo in the mold of many great Globetrotter dunkers, Iesha Davis has a great bloodline, and how can you go wrong with the world’s fastest human?”
Richter majored in marketing and entrepreneurship. He’d been serving as the Globetrotters Digital Media Manager since January. For all of his Wash-U basketball statistics, click here.