NBA Development League to Hold National Tryout in New York City
Tryout allows Hopefuls to Display their Skills for League Executives, Coaches and Industry Scouts to Gain Eligibility for the 2013 NBA D-League Draft
NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 – The NBA Development League, the official minor league of the National Basketball Association, will hold its annual National Tryout in New York on June 15 at Basketball City. The one-day event will see 200 hopefuls participate in full-court games, giving participants the opportunity to showcase their skills for NBA D-League player personnel executives, coaches, and industry scouts, with the hopes of gaining eligibility to November’s NBA D-League Draft.
“The NBA D-League National Tryout is an essential way for the league to identify prospects by providing prospects an opportunity to showcase their game in front of key NBA D-League team and league officials,” said Chris Alpert, vice president of NBA D-League basketball operations and player personnel. “I’m looking forward to scouting this year’s event and seeing which players are able to develop into NBA D-League talent.”
Of the players who participated in the four 2012 NBA D-League National Tryouts, six players were selected in the 2012 NBA D-League Draft, while three prospects spent time on NBA D-League rosters during the 2012-13 season: Jazwyn Cowan (Austin Toros), Brandon Bowdry (Erie BayHawks), and Cliff Tucker (Springfield Armor).
Players wishing to participate must be at least 18-years-old and meet NBA D-League eligibility requirements. The application for the camp and the player waiver form can be downloaded from the league’s official website at https://dleaguetryouts.nba.com. Completed forms, along with a $300 payment completed online, need to be received by the League office prior to the day of the tryouts. Included within the fee for participants is an NBA D-League uniform (jersey and shorts) the opportunity to play in a minimum of two games and be evaluated by official NBA D-League executives and scouts. All materials must be received by the deadline and completed in their entirety for the player to be considered for participation in the NBA D-League National Tryouts. Participants are encouraged to register early as space is limited to 200 players.