Hall of Fame - Kris Bruton
Mr. Kris Bruton was raised in Greer by his grandmother, who instilled in him an impeccable work ethic. He graduated from Greer High School in 1989 and attended Benedict College. While at Benedict, he so impressed the men’s head basketball coach during a pick-up game he was recruited and offered an athletic scholarship. Bruton’s basketball career soared as he earned National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) First Team All-America honors and won the 1994 Slam Dunk contest as a college senior. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1994, but his NBA career was derailed by injuries. After playing basketball overseas, he signed a contract with the world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters. Bruton, AKA Hi-Lite, is currently playing in his 17th season with the Globetrotters in a career that has taken him to dozens of countries.