Larry Nance to choose between playing for the Lakers and Globetrotters

NBA Basketball

Wyoming forward Larry Nance Jr. was drafted by two professional basketball teams this week.

Now Nance, who led Wyoming to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2002, will have to choose between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Harlem Globetrotters. 

MORE: NBA Draft pick-by-pick analysis | NBA Draft photos: Dig those outfits | Greatest Draft Ever championship matchup

Well, let's be honest, this isn't much of a choice. Nance, the son of former NBA All-Star Larry Nance Sr., will spend his rookie season with the Lakers.

The elder Nance was the winner of the NBA's first-ever slam dunk contest in 1984 while playing for the S

uns. That is clearly the reason why the Globetrotters "drafted" the 6-8 youngster, who averaged 16 points per game as a senior at Wyoming. 

The Globetrotters "draft" doesn't exactly mean much. The rest of Harlem's 2015 draft class includes Little League baseball player Mo’ne Davis, soccer player Alex Morgan of the U.S. Women's National Team, Trick shot artists Dude Perfect and two actual basketball players – 6-6 Delta State forward LaQuavius Cotton and female Hawai’i Pacific guard Kylie Huerta, who is 5-1 and shot 42 percent from behind the 3-point line for the Division II Sharks.