Country 124 - Uzbekistan

The Globetrotters represent the best of American culture and values: they demonstrated what it means to be part of a team, and how much more we can accomplish when we work together. TNT Lister and Zeus McClurkin won the hearts and minds of the people of Uzbekistan, proving that people-to-people diplomacy is the most effective way to develop partnership and cooperation.

Harlem Globetrotter stars TNT Lister and Zeus McClurkin represented the Globetrotters on a recent eight-day goodwill trip around the central Asian country of Uzbekistan as part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy program.

The Globetrotter duo presented basketball clinics, as well as their anti-bullying school program (T.E.A.M. Up) in cities across Uzbekistan, including the capital city of Tashkent, as well as Chust, Namangan, Andijan, Margilan and Kuva (Uzbekistan is roughly equivalent in area to the state of California).