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Oral Roberts University alumnus serves as Harlem Globetrotters announcer

By Ally Powell ('13)

ORU alumnus Jeff Brucculeri Oral Roberts University alumnus Jeff Brucculeri will be traveling across the United States and Canada with the Harlem Globetrotters as a public address announcer. Brucculeri will introduce players at each Harlem Globetrotter show.

When Brucculeri applied for this position, Harlem Globetrotters offered him a contract to be a fill-in announcer. After accepting the contract, Brucculeri trained with other public address announcers at a Tulsa and Oklahoma City show.

"It will be a lot of fun," Brucculeri says. "I will have the opportunity to have fun with the basketball team and making people laugh."

Brucculeri said several years ago, he discovered that his purpose in life is to educate, inform and entertain.

"When I had a radio talk show, I used to say every day, 'I'm here to educate, inform and entertain.' It became my catchphrase," says Brucculeri.

Brucculeri will put his words into practice while working with the Harlem Globetrotters. He looks forward to traveling to parts of the U.S. and Canada that he has yet to visit.

"I have always wanted to go to the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada," Brucculeri says. "I actually get to announce an event there. It is a neat arena."

Brucculeri graduated from ORU in 1986 with a bachelor of arts degree in Telecommunications. Brucculeri also works as an independent broadcaster, a part-time reporter at Tulsa news talk radio station KRMG and a studio host at auctionnetwork.com. He is a professional trumpet player and ministers in churches around the country, and also plays regularly with the ORU Basketball Pep Band.