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Misericordia Student Turned Harlem Globetrotter Hopeful

LUZERNE COUNTY — A Misericordia University student is competing for a chance to play for one of the most famous basketball teams in the country,  the Harl...

LUZERNE COUNTY -- A Misericordia University student is competing for a chance to play for one of the most famous basketball teams in the country,  the Harlem Globetrotters.

Sophomore Michael Gombita has beat out more than 200 other competitors and is in the final round. It's between him and one other person vying for the shot.

Outside of this competition, Gombita is just another sophomore student at Misericordia, except of course that he's particularly good at basketball.  He doesn't play in college, but has played since he was in fifth grade.

"Everybody always tells me that I should be a Globetrotter when I grow up. Everybody is like, it should be your backup plan in case something happens. I'm like okay, we'll see what happens," said Michael Gombita of Equinunk.

Well a few weeks ago, the Harlem globetrotters started a competition for one lucky fan to become a globetrotter for a day. More than 200 people sent videos in with them doing something "Globetrotter-esque."

"I think it's just an amazing feeling to think that I might actually be on the court one more time, in an actual jersey, in the actual game. It's actually quite heartwarming to think that could happen," Gombita added.

One of Michael Gombita's signature tricks is that he can not only spin the ball on his finger, but he can transfer it to anyone else's.

"All of a sudden he's just doing tricks at work, teaching us new things and getting his friends involved. Next thing you know, he's top two for the Harlem Globletrotter's contest," said Tori Dziedziak who a friend of Gombita's.

Dziedziak is one of Gombita's friends and one of his biggest fans, who has been voting for him on Facebook and hopes he takes it all the way.

"There are people behind their computer screens, a lot can happen in 48 hours, but just to have Michaels friends see him get to this point. I know that they are not going to let him down and they are going to keep pushing for him."

To watch the full video of Gombita's Globetrotter tricks and to vote for him, Click Here .

The voting ends on Wednesday at 12 p.m.