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Jacob Tucker signs with Globetrotters

Updated: October 8, 2011, 4:49 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- An Illinois college student who won the national slam-dunking championship has been signed by the Harlem Globetrotters.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Jacob Tucker was welcomed to the team Friday with an appearance on NBC's "Today Show."

The team drafted Tucker in June and evaluated him over the summer.

Tucker says joining the Globetrotters is "an unbelievable honor."

The 5-foot-10 player won the dunking half of the College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships ...

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