Cleveland tryout set for September 8-9, Canton dates are September 22-23

Canton Charge Announce Dates for Open Tryouts

The Canton Charge will hold open player tryouts in both Canton and Cleveland for their upcoming 2012-13 NBA Development League season, Cavaliers Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin announced today. Open tryouts will offer players the opportunity to exhibit their skills in order to earn an invitation to the team’s official training camp in November.

"These open tryouts are an integral part of the roster building process as we are always looking for new talent,” said Griffin. “It is a unique and excellent opportunity for some individuals to come in and try to earn an invitation to our training camp.”

Five players from local tryouts ended up on the training camp roster last year: Antonio Graves, Anthony Newell, Travis Parker, Marcus Relphorde and Jeff Trotter.


The Cleveland tryout will begin on Saturday, September 8th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and continue on Sunday, September 9th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Cleveland Clinic Courts, the official practice facility of their NBA affiliate, the Cleveland Cavaliers (6101 Brecksville Rd. Independence, Ohio 44131). The Canton tryout will begin on Saturday, September 22nd from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and continue on Sunday, September 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Canton McKinley’s Memorial Fieldhouse (1815 Harrison Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708). Each tryout participant must be available to participate on both Saturday and Sunday of their respective tryout weekend.

All applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA D-League and should pre-register by Friday, September 7th for the Cleveland tryouts or Friday, September 21st for the Canton tryouts by submitting the official registration forms and a $150 fee. The fee increases to $200 at the door on-site at the tryouts. Information about the tryouts, registration forms and payment options and instructions are available online at or at the Canton team office located inside the Canton Memorial Civic Center, 1101 Market Avenue North, Canton, OH 44702 in advance of the tryout dates.

Season tickets are on sale now and start as low as $5 per game. Season ticket benefits include an invitation to exclusive team events, discounts on official team merchandise, participation in special on-court game-night events, ticket exchange and donation program, access to discounts and special offers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and much more. Tickets to the Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Milwaukee Bucks at the Memorial Civic Center on October 9th at 7:00 pm are included in Charge season ticket packages.

Single game tickets for all 2012-13 Charge home games will become available at a later date. To secure season tickets or for more general ticket information, fans can call 1-866-444-1944 or visit

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