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Tulsa guard DaQuan Jeffries goes up for a dunk against South Florida on Jan. 5 at the Reynolds Center in Tulsa. BRETT ROJO/for the Tulsa World

Former Tulsa standout DaQuan Jeffries and former Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray were among the five athletes and celebrities drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, it was announced Tuesday.

Jeffries, the 2019 National Slam Dunk champion, was a third-team all-American Athletic Conference pick as a senior. The 6-foot-5 forward led the Hurricane in scoring, blocks and steals.

Another AAC player, 7-foot-6 Tacko Fall of UCF, was also among the Globetrotters' draftees.

The 5-10 Murray, who was the No. 1 pick in April's NFL draft by the Arizona Cardinals, was also a first-round pick in the Major League Baseball draft by the Oakland Athletics. He won the Heisman Trophy in 2018 after leading the Sooners to the Big 12 championship.

Also drafted were actor Mahershala Ali, who played Division I basketball at St. Mary's (California); and Kristine Anigwe, a standout at California who was the 9th pick in the 2019 WNBA draft.

In a news release, the Globetrotters stated that draft picks include high-profile celebrities and sports figures "who are excellent examples of what the Harlem Globetrotters are all about: fun, entertaining, and family-friendly basketball."


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