Malone, who turned 30 in July, will be on one of the Globetrotters' two teams, which will begin their touring schedules in late December. Malone was one of only three players to make the roster after the camp. Joining him on the roster are John Jackson of the University of Mississippi and Kei Madison of Okaloosa Walton Community College, who played for the Globetrotters in 2002.
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A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Malone was a second round draft pick of the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1997 after averaging 11.6 points and 7.6 rebounds at West Virginia from 1995-97.
The Globetrotters tip off their four-month North American Tour December 26th, with two of those opening day games scheduled in Pittsburgh. The Globetrotters also are scheduled for a March 15, 2005 visit to Charleston, W.Va. They will appear in more than 200 cities across the United States and Canada during the four-month tour.
Although there is no guarantee that Malone's team will play either of those dates, public relations director Brian Killgore noted that every effort is made to allow players to perform in their hometowns, or in local areas of interest.