The Harlem Crowns will take to the courts against Charles Hays on Nov. 15.

Rainmakers prepare to meet Harlem Crowns

The Charles Hays Secondary School Rainmakers will have their hands full when they tip off with the world renowned Harlem Crowns.

The Charles Hays Secondary School Rainmakers are use to facing some tough competition from other schools in the region, but on Nov. 15 they will have their hands full when they tip off with the world renowned Harlem Crowns.

While the Crowns are known for their hilarious on-court antics — including having some fun at the expense of the referee and the opposing players, bringing the fans into the game and some moves that would certainly be whistled down in the NBA — each of the players is no slouch when it comes to playing hoops. The Crowns, started in the 1950s by former Harlem Globetrotter Chico Burrell, choose the players out of applicants from across the country. Each member is required to attend a two week training camp prior to touring and to have former college basketball experience.

The other requirements for the players are to have good character and “the potential to be a showman and a knack for comic improvisations”, and that plays to the entertainment they bring wherever they go. Aside from previous trips to Prince Rupert, the Crowns have taken their basketball show across North America and to places like Tokyo, Manila, Singapore and Mexico.

The Crowns will tip off against the Rainmakers on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Charles Hays Secondary School gym. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to fund travel and other expenses for the team’s upcoming season.

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