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7-foot-8 Paul Sturgess becomes tallest Globetrotter

Updated: October 10, 2011, 1:30 PM ET
By Patrick Dorsey

They'll call him "Tiny," but … yeah, that's ironic.

Very.

In truth, Paul Sturgess is the tallest Harlem Globetrotter ever -- a 7-foot-8, Englishman who came to America seeking pro basketball and found it in a unique place: as an official member of the club's 2012 rookie class.

"Obviously," Sturgess said, "I'm going to be playing center."

Uh … yeah. Of course, it's no new position for the Globetrotters, who already ...

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