The Wildcats of Ingram-Pye Elementary got a little wild Wednesday when a Harlem Globetrotter named Hot Shot came to entertain the kids.
Hot Shot Branch and Mayor Robert Reichert visited to talk about building a healthy mind and body, staying in school, and responsibility.
The visit was just in time to give the kids a pep talk before their CRCT testing.
Hot Shot told the kids it took a lot of hard work and determination for him to make it as a professional basketball player, and he encouraged them to be just as dedicated.
"I'm sure it brightened their day up, you know, for us to come in and enjoy this special day with them and motivate them for the upcoming test," Hot Shot said.
Students laughed and applauded when Hot Shot showed off his signature tricks.
"He was doing the tricks, throwing the ball behind his back. I want to be like him when I grow up," said fifth-grader Jonas Walker.