By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Bria Young was a star basketball player at Division II Philadelphia University with her college career wrapping up back in March.

These days, she is getting used to life as a pro, as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Bria Young was Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Co-Player of the Year as a senior at Philadelphia University.

A lightning quick guard, Young says the idea of playing for the Globetrotters had been on her radar for a while.

“I never thought that it would actually happen until this past summer when I received a phone call from one of the Globetrotters, and they asked if I wanted to try out down in Atlantic City,” she said.

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While the Globetrotters are known for fun and games on the court, she says the tryout was pretty standard.

“It was a lot of just traditional basketball playing, 5-on-5, just getting some shots up. Wasn’t a lot of trickery, which I expected, but it was just a lot of 5-on-5 and just play,” said Young.

That first tryout led to a second one and soon after, Bria Young was a Globetrotter.

“It’s amazing. It’s almost overwhelming,” Young said.

When she signed, Young became just the 14th woman in history to join the Globetrotters, who started a world tour earlier this week.