Savannah native honored with Harlem Globetrotter Legend status

Savannah native honored with Harlem Globetrotter Legend status
Matt "Showbiz" Jackson (Source: Harlem Globetrotters)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah native is now a global legend.

Matt “Showbiz” Jackson was honored this week in Atlanta as a Harlem Globetrotter Legend.

Jackson was born in Savannah and played basketball and football at Beach High School before attending Savannah State University.

He toured with the Globetrotters for 20 seasons, visiting more than 75 countries. Showbiz is known for his behind-the-back half-court shot that he sank with remarkable accuracy.

He is only the 32 person to be honored with the Legend title in the team’s 93 years of touring.

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