Position: F Date of Birth: 10/23/1970 Height: 6' 5" Weight: 193 lbs College: Arizona State University '93 Hometown: Compton, California
Biography: Wun The Shot Versher is one of the greatest shooters in team history – the 4-point shot is well within his range – and has been a part of some of the organization’s most memorable moments. Wun (pronounced: Wahn) was on hand during the Globetrotters’ induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002 and was part of the group that visited the Vatican City in Rome in 2000 to name Pope John Paul II an Honorary Harlem Globetrotter.
He has also appeared with the Globetrotters on popular television programs, such as “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” In 2008, he was among the elite world athletes and celebrities at “ESPN The Weekend” at Walt Disney World.
A graduate of Arizona State University, with a degree in Recreation Management, Wun was introduced to basketball at age eight by his uncle Rodwin Palmer, who played at UCLA with the great Reggie Miller. Wun lists the Indiana Pacers legend as the sports figured who influenced him the most.
In his spare time, he enjoys refinishing and restoring antiques, like furniture, clocks and cars. He tells kids, “You can do whatever you want, but be prepared to work hard for it.”