ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Former UNC Asheville men's basketball player John Williams is returning to Asheville to play with the Harlem Globetrotters at the U.S. Cellular Center on Saturday, March 30 at 7 p.m.


John "Jet" Williams is in his second year of playing for the world-famous Globetrotters. He graduated in 2011 as the school's all-time leader in blocked shots with 255. Williams helped lead Asheville to the 2011 Big South Conference championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He also competed in the Slam-Dunk contest at the Final Four in Houston that year and came in second, despite not missing any of his dunks.


UNC Asheville has a block of 50 tickets for Bulldog fans to cheer on John. These tickets are $20 and are located in the upper level of the U.S. Cellular Center. Fans can purchase these tickets while they last at the UNC Asheville Box Office. You can call 828-258-7900 to purchase tickets or buy them on-line at


Fans wanting to buy lower level tickets for the game on March 30 will need to purchase them through