Globetrotter Mike Lee Returns to Jayhawk Country

Jan. 4, 2006


The Harlem Globetrotters’ annual visit to Kansas City features a homecoming for former University of Kansas Jayhawk star Mike Lee. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

Lee returns to the Midwest and will be on the bench at Kemper Arena January 5th and 6th. The 6-4 Lee was a solid contributor for four years with the Jayhawks, averaging 4.8 points and 2.0 rebounds during his senior season in 2004-05. He played his best game before a national audience in 2003, posting a career-high 13 points and added six rebounds and four assists in the NCAA National Semifinals versus Marquette during the 2003 Final Four in New Orleans.

An accelerated heartbeat occurring during the Globetrotters’ recent game in Cincinnati will prevent Lee from taking the court in Kansas City, but he will be on the bench for both games at Kemper Arena.

Celebrating their 80th Anniversary, the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their 2006 `Unstoppable’ North American Tour to Kansas City. Sponsored by Western Union, the Globetrotters will take the court for a Doubleheader on Thursday, January 5th, and Friday, January 6th, 2006 against the New York Nationals at Kemper Arena. Tip-off for both games is at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15.15 and are available at the Kemper Arena Box Office, by phone at 816-931-3330, or on-line at Tickets can also be purchased at the Crown Center, the Hen House and Jones Street.