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Harlem Globetrotter makes surprise visit to meet trick shot artist

Posted: 10:32 PM, Jan 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-02 14:02:11-05

A Nebraska Special Olympics  athlete had quite the surprise at his high school Monday evening when a Harlem Globetrotter traveled to his school for a visit. 

West Point -Beemer  senior James Meiergerd sank a backward half-court shot at halftime of West Point's game against Wisner-Pilger earlier this month. The shot was captured online, had more than 55-thousand views on Instagram, and was featured on "ABC World News Tonight."

Meiergerd's mom shared the video with the Harlem Globetrotters , who sent one of the players, Orlando Melendez , to the school on Monday for a surprise visit. 

The Globetrotters also invited Meiergerd to be their guest at their game in Omaha at the CenturyLink Center in April