Ex-Flame Cunningham joins Globetrotters and other sports news

Former Lee University basketball player Larriques "Beast" Cunningham is one of four new players signed for the Harlem Globetrotters' 2016 world tour. The Globetrotters will be celebrating the organization's 90th year. Cunningham, a 6-foot-5 forward from Royston, Ga., who was a high school state high jump champion, played the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons for Lee after transferring from Roane State. Lee's Flames went 51-17 and reached the NAIA national tournament both years. He averaged 13 points and seven rebounds a game as a senior and made the All-Southern States Athletic Conference team. Cunningham has played professionally in the NBA Development League, Japan, Saudi Arabia and Mexico."We can't wait to hit the floor and celebrate our 90th year with families around the world," Globetrotters player personnel director Sweet Lou Dunbar said in a release, "and we are excited about what these outstanding rookies will bring to the court to help us give our wonderful fans memories that will last a lifetime."