Bryan Narcisse is having a ball as a rookie member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
“It’s been great,” said the 22-year-old. “I’m getting a chance to travel all over. It’s really cool to be a part of something where you can see the smiles on people’s faces, not only when we first show up but when we interact with people.”
Narcisse, a North Augusta High School and Clemson University graduate, joined the Globetrotters last year. His speciality is dunking.
In preparation for the season, he and his teammates spent about nine hours a day in the gym working on plays, tricks and general basketball skills.
“We were putting in a lot of time,” he said.
His most memorable moment has been playing on an aircraft carrier on Pearl Harbor Day, he said.
On Friday, he will create another memorable moment when he returns to the area to play with the team at the James Brown Arena in Augusta.
“I remember what it did for me growing up, how it pushed me to practice more,” he said of seeing the Globetrotters play. “It’s definitely a dream come true. I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Family and friends are planning to attend the game, but it’s no pressure, he said, adding that he’s looking forward to playing in front of a home crowd.
“I’m excited to see family and friends and to be able to be back in the area,” said Narcisse, who is known as B-Nice. “It will bring back a lot of memories. I’m excited.”
Friday’s game is a part of the Harlem Globetrotters’ You Write the Rules World Tour. Fans get to choose the rule that is added to the game. The choices are two ball basketball, double points, four point shout, penalty box and 6 on 5.