New to the Harlem Globetrotters this year is 5-foot-8-inch Ice Hrynko (rink-o). The dynamic guard, who grew up idolizing basketball icon Dawn Staley, joins the Globetrotters after a professional basketball career overseas and the WNBA.
Prior to joining the Globetrotters, Hrynko played professionally in Israel, Italy, Germany and Slovakia - where she led the Slovakian Golden Angels to a league championship in 2016. In 2015, she was selected as the 19th overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. Hrynko went on to play for the San Antonio Stars and Tulsa Shock.
A four-year starter at the University of DePaul, Hrynko led her team to two-back-back league championships her junior and senior campaigns. As a senior at DePaul, she averaged 19.1 points, 5.8 assists, 3.8 rebounds per game. Over four years she amassed nearly 2,000 career points and 676 career assists, making her the all-time assist leader in school history. In 2015, she led the league in scoring, became the Big East Player of the Year and Big East Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Hrynko graduated with a degree in Sociology.
In her spare time, the Philadelphia native enjoys hanging out with her 1-year-old son, Drew, and family. She also enjoys shopping, dancing and listening to music. If she weren’t part of the Harlem Globetrotters, she would love to work with kids as a social worker.