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Marques O. Haynes

During most of his 40-plus-year career, Marques Haynes, one of the world's finest ballhandlers, flashed his style on the basketball court with the Harlem Globetrotters and the Harlem Magicians. Haynes starred as a collegian at Langston University where he was a four-time All-State, All-Conference, and team MVP selection. He led Langston in scoring all four years and posted a 112-3 record, a mark that included a 59-game winning streak. With the Globetrotters and the Magicians, Haynes became an international superstar and basketball entertainer. Haynes played in more than 12,000 games, traveled more than four million miles, and captivated fans in 97 countries around the globe. His dribbling style confused and confounded opponents and became one of the Globetrotters most potent offensive weapons. The crowd loved his antics and when Haynes went down on one knee or slid across the floor keeping his dribble alive, he left the fans begging for more.

Enshrined

1998

Born

October 03, 1926 Sand Springs, OK

Died

May 22, 2015

College

Langston University

Professional Career

Harlem Globetrotters Harlem Bucketeers Harlem Magicians Harlem Wizards

Career Stats

40+ YEAR CAREER
12,000 GAMES PLAYED IN HIS CAREER
97 COUNTRIES PLAYED IN
112-3 4-YEAR RECORD AT
LANGSTON UNIVERSITY
1st HARLEM GLOBETROTTER
ENSHRINED IN THE
HALL OF FAME
75,000 NUMBER OF FANS
IN ATTENDANCE
IN BERLIN, GERMANY GAME