Shagari Alleyne, born January 14, 1984 in New York City, USA played three years for the University of Kentucky Wildcats before transferring to Manhattan College. Because he was a transfer, he was forced to sit out his senior season. In 2007 he entered the NBA Draft with the Philadelphia 76ers. Standing at 7’3″, he was the tallest player ever for his respective schools. In 2008, Alleyne was invited to the Harlem Globetrotters’ training camp. He was given the nickname “Skyscraper”.