In 2003 Seth became the first Caucasian Harlem Globetrotter since 1942! Now Seth travels the world inspiring others to “BOUNCE BACK” from hardship and “LIVE BIG” dreams! Seth has shared the stage with the likes of Kobe Byrant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, and other NBA AllStars! He has appeared on ESPN, BET, TNT, MSNBC, Comedy Central and more. Seth has worked with Universal Studios, NBA, The Harlem Globetrotters, and The US Department of Education.
“Great things happen to people
who don’t give up!” -Seth Franco
Growing up in New York, Seth Franco dreamed of being a professional basketball player. In 2003, Seth lived out his dream and became a member of the Harlem Globetrotters! Achieving his dream of playing professional basketball came with many challenges. The biggest challenge came during his college career; Seth experienced a leg injury that crippled him. Facing surgery and rehab, he was told that his basketball dreams were over. Seth continued to believe in his dream and persevere. While recovering from his leg injury Seth was unable to play basketball on his feet; he practiced with his hands, making the best of his situation. The basketball tricks he learned during his injury would later become the key to living out his dream! When back up on his feet; Seth had no idea where to begin pursuing his dream again. He continued to workout and his hand-eye-coordination grew faster and his tricks more amazing! Everywhere Seth played he started being noticed for his basketball tricks. A local street ball team, The Court Jesters, offered him a new start playing for the team and performing for the crowds at halftime. After seeing Seth’s ability to perform his coach, Andy Eckman, recommended him to Universal Studios to audition for a basketball movie. Director Malcom Lee fell in love with Seth’s ability to perform tricks while playing competitive basketball. After winning the lead role to the movie, Seth was recommended to The Harlem Globetrotter’s training camp by former NBA AllStar Kenny Smith. After making the team, The Harlem Globetrotters selected Seth as spokesman for their countrywide character education program.
Seth will hang out in the worship center and share his story, but he will also have a time with FusionKidz/FusionYouth on this day. Invite your friends…you DON’T want to miss this!!