Philadelphia City Council passed a resolution today honoring Bria Young ’15, a standout student and basketball player at PhilaU who was selected this season to join the Harlem Globetrotters.
Young, whose Globetrotters nickname is “Swish,” will be honored at a March 2 City Council meeting. The resolution was introduced by City Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell. The Globetrotters will make their first local appearances since Young joined the squad March 4-6 at the Wells Fargo Center.
“I absolutely love it,” Young said of the experience so far.
At PhilaU, where she majored in psychology, Young scored 1,067 career points as a three-year starting point guard for the Rams. Her many accolades include first team all-league, first team all-region, and co-MVP and Defensive Player of the Year of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
The Globetrotters are an internationally renowned basketball squad known for entertaining arenas with their eye-popping trick shots and dribbling skills, as well as community outreach. Young is only the 14th woman selected for the team in its 90-year history.