He was a selected along with figures like Aaron Judge, Wonder Woman and Tim Tebow as part of the Harlem Globetrotters 2017 Draft. “Money” Merriweather hopped on the Globetrotters radar after putting on a stellar performance in front of a national audience at the 2017 College Dunk Contest.
Merriweather represented East Jackson Tennessee State at the annual College Slam Dunk Contest where he earned perfect scores of 40 on each of his three dunks. The 6-foot-2-inch guard from Jackson, Tenn., averaged 8.6 points and 5 rebounds per game, shooting an impressive .467-percent beyond the three-point arc and earning 1,084 career points.
Money also led the Buccaneers to the NCAA tournament his senior year while accomplishing one of his greatest feats – completing his degree on construction engineering.
Merriweather follows in the footsteps of his father who is his greatest role model and also works and owns a construction business.
“I’ve always thought of my dad as a warrior. He has always worked hard and never takes ‘no’ for an answer,” he says.
Money has played basketball since age 5. The sports figure that influenced him the most growing up was Kobe Bryant. Merriweather says he’s always admired the former NBA star’s work ethic and demeanor on the court.
Prior to every game, Money makes sure he gets a chance to talk with his grandfather. His favorite healthy snack are granola bars. To recharge, he always carves out time out of his busy days to take a 10 minute nap. On his spare time, he enjoys things like welding, playing the drums, reading and playing with his chocolate labrador retriever.