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(KEWANEE, Illinois) – Flex Court Athletics makes plans for Midwest Basketball Academies with former Harlem Globetrotter Curley Boo Johnson Basketball.

March 26, 2009

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Curley “Boo” Johnson on Flex Court® surface

Curley “Boo” Johnson, formerly with Harlem Globetrotters for 18 seasons, recently made a visit to Flex Court Head Quarter in Kewanee, Illinois to make plans with Flex Court Athletics to use the FLEX COURT® All-Weather Surface for future Basketball Academies in the Midwest.

Curley began his basketball career at Peoria Central High School in Illinois, where he was later inducted into the hall of fame. He continued onto Loras College where he made his debut by hitting a 20 foot fall-away shot at the buzzer against rival, University of Dubuque. Curley then joined the Harlem Globetrotters from 1988-2005, playing 3,554 games.

Since retiring from Harlem Globetrotters two years ago, Curley spends much of his time speaking at a variety of engagements for schools, businesses, and events. He also participates in a variety of basketball camps and clinics including Notre Dame, Bradley University, Michael Jordan’s Flight School, Illinois State, Purdue, Valparaiso, Cleveland Caviliers, Joe Dumars, just to name a few.

“I would want to see every kid playing on a FLEX COURT® surface to prevent against sports injuries”, says Johnson.  He adds, “Proper foot traction is most important feature to every playing surface. For example, the Globetrotters charge an extra ‘high risk’ fee for every event played on a concrete or asphalt as considered a ‘dangerous surface’ to play on”.

“We are very excited to start working with Curley “Boo” Johnson and his own and affiliated basketball programs for youth players in the Midwest”, says Mats Jonmarker, CEO & President of Flex Court International.

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