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Tarleton State’s Davene Carter joins Globetrotters

Davene “Viper” Carter helped lead Tarleton State to a record of 106-23 during his four-year career.
Davene “Viper” Carter helped lead Tarleton State to a record of 106-23 during his four-year career. Nate Bural

Former Tarleton State University multi-sport star Davene “Viper” Carter is used to the big stage.

His stage just got bigger.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters have signed Carter for their 2016 world tour.

Carter is one of four players in the Globetrotters’ rookie class that includes Larriques “Beast” Cunningham, Crissa “Ace” Jackson and Carde’ “Rocket” Pennington. Jackson is the 13th female player in the history of the Globetrotters.

Among the Harlem Globetrotters’ rookie class of 2016 is 6-6 Davene “Viper” Carter. The Dallas native was the “Dark Horse Dunker” in the 2015 college slam dunk competition, where he finished third.

Viper helped lead Tarleton State to a record of 106-23 during his four-year career. He was a starter on the 2014-15 squad that set a school record with 31 wins and reached the NCAA Division II Final Four for only the second time in program history.

Viper shot 66 percent from the field during his Texans career, led the team in rebounding his last two seasons and was a Lone Star Conference All-Defensive Team selection as a junior.

The Dallas native was the “Dark Horse Dunker” in the 2015 college slam dunk competition, where he finished third.

He was also a member of the track and field team for three seasons and a two-time national qualifier in the high jump.

The Globetrotters will play over 330 games in more than 260 cities in 48 U.S. states, eight Canadian provinces and Puerto Rico from December 26, 2015, through April 2016.

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