An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
Harlem Globetrotters draft Usain Bolt, Iesha Davis and Stefan Bonneau
What we can surmise was the conversation inside the Harlem Globetrotters' war room leading up to the team's sixth annual player draft:
"OK, so C.W. Post alum Stefan Bonneau starts a fast break. He looks up, sees Usain Bolt flying down the wing, and hits him with a perfect bounce pass in transition. Bolt then throws a no-look pass to Iesha Davis -- likely No. 1 pick Anthony Davis' sister -- who in turn lobs a picturesque alley-oop to the trailer, Bonneau, letting the high-flier finish off what he started."
Bonneau, Bolt and Davis were three of the six players taken by the Globetrotters in Tuesday's player draft. Joining the trio were 2012 College Slam Dunk champ James Justice, College Slam Dunk semifinalist Bryan Narcisse, and University Athletic Association Player of the Year Dylan Richter.
In a press release, Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters' director of player personnel, said of Bolt, "How can you go wrong with the world's fastest man?" He also cited lineage when discussing the Davis pick, touting the family "bloodline."
Bonneau was the local representative of the crop, a 5-10 guard from C.W. Post who averaged 21.7 points per game last year, and was named to three Division II All-American teams. Bonneau spent two of his four college seasons at C.W. Post -- he transferred to Post prior to the 2010-11 season from Orange County Community College -- and was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Player of the Year each of the two seasons.
The Middletown native scored at least 25 points in 10 games during the season, including a season-high 32 points against the District of Columbia on January 21. He shot 42.9 percent from the floor, and connected on 79 of 208 three-point attempts.
What probably most caught the eye of Dunbar and the Globetrotters, though, is Bonneau's vertical. He has a few mixtapes showcasing dunks on YouTube, including alley-oops, put-backs and fast breaks. You can watch one of the videos below.
UPDATE (5:20 P.M.): According to the C.W. Post communications department, Bonneau won't pursue playing for the Globetrotters, and is instead looking at other options.
(By the way, there was no note of who the Generals selected.)