Jam to Hold Open Tryouts

Tryouts to take place in Bakersfield and NBA Affiliate Markets (Phoenix & Toronto)

BAKERSFIELD, August 25, 2011 – The Bakersfield Jam announced today that the team will hold three sets of open tryouts for the 2011-12 season. Detailed information for all is as follows:

Phoenix Area – Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, September 28; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: Grand Canyon University located at 3300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85017.
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on October 1st, camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star Game on October 2nd from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: Quality Inn & Suites located at 202 East McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Room with 2 queen beds go for $71.20 + tax. To book group rate, please call 602-528-9100 and mention “Bakersfield Jam” or group acct # “100017.” Book before September 23rd to guarantee availability.

Toronto Area – Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, October 5; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: Hoopdome located at 75 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3K-2B9.
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on October 8th, camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star Game on October 9th from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: Days Hotel & Conference Centre- Toronto Airport East located at 1677 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Room with 2 queen beds go for $78 + tax. For this group rate, please call 1-800-267-0997 or 416-249-8171 and mention “Bakersfield Jam Tryout Camp.” Book before September 23rd to guarantee availability.

Bakersfield Area – Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23:
- $150 pre-registration fee (arriving at Bakersfield Jam offices by Wednesday, October 19; $200 for after the pre-registration deadline and day-of registration).
- Location: Bakersfield Jam Events Center located at 1400 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308.
- Registration begins at 8:30 am on October 22nd, camp begins promptly at 9:45 am. Top 20 players will conclude camp with an All-Star game played on October 23rd from 10 am to 12 pm.
- Lodging: Bakersfield Marriott located at 801 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Contact Alexis Nicholas at (661) 565-9313 and mention “Bakersfield Jam Tryout Camp” for a special rate.

Open tryouts offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of NBA Development League coaches while they compete to earn a position in the team’s official training camp, which is scheduled to take place in mid-November.

Applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA Development League and are required to pre-register by submitting the official tryout registration form, player release and eligibility form, disclosure and background check forms, credit card authorization form (if paying by credit card), along with a $150 nonrefundable fee. Tryout forms are available online (www.bakersfieldjam.com). Completed forms and entry fee must be mailed (Bakersfield Jam. Attn: Tryout Camp. 1400 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308) or faxed (661-615-6555) to secure a spot in the tryout camp. Participants who register after the pre-registration deadline or day-of registration will be charged $200.

Contact Bakersfield Jam Director of Player Personnel, Brian Levy, at 661-615-6550 or blevy@bakersfieldjam.com with any additional questions.

Phoenix Information
Toronto Information
Bakersfield Information
Registration Forms (.zip)