PHILADELPHIA -- The Harlem Globetrotters selected Taney Dragons pitcher Mo'ne Davis as part of its 9th annual player draft.
The Globetrotters are exercising a "Future Discovery Clause" to obtain the rights to Davis when she graduates from college.
Sweet Lou Dunbar, the Globetrotters' director of player personnel, says "When we conduct our draft, we look for outstanding athletes from different sports all over the world that exemplify the Globetrotters' efforts to provide service, smiles and sportsmanship globally."
"This group of individuals embodies the skill, athleticism and showmanship it takes to be a Harlem Globetrotter."
Davis captured the country's hearts by becoming the first female to ever earn a pitching win at the Little League World Series, which helped earn her Sports Illustrated Kids' SportsKid of the Year honors for 2014.
A multi-sport athlete,Davis made the high school varsity team in her favorite sport, basketball, as an eight-grader.
The Globetrotters are returning to the Philadelphia area when they bring four games to the Jersey Shore at the Wildwoods Convention Center from Wednesday, July 29 through Saturday, Aug. 1.
Little League hero Mo'ne Davis 'drafted' by Harlem Globetrotters