Charge Announce 2014 Open Tryout in Canton


The Canton Charge will hold their annual open player tryout for the upcoming 2014-15 NBA Development League season in Canton on September 20 at the Canton McKinley Memorial Field House, the team announced today. Talent from Northeast Ohio and all over the country will be on hand making their case to earn an invitation to the team’s official training camp in November.

"With as much player evaluating we do on a constant basis throughout all levels of basketball around the world, there’s always talent out there we still might not be aware of,” said Cavaliers Director of Development League Operations Mike Gansey. “These tryouts give an opportunity for some of those diamonds in the rough take the next step in their own careers and help out our team.”

Players who participate will be observed and evaluated by members of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Canton Charge basketball operations staffs. Eight players have earned invites to Charge training camp from local tryouts over the first three Charge seasons. There is no limit to the number of tryout participants that can earn invitations to a team’s training camp.

The tryout will feature two sessions, both on Saturday, September 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and continue that afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Memorial Field House (1815 Harrison Ave. NW Canton, OH 44708). Each participant must be available to participate in both sessions on Saturday.

All applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA D-League and should pre-register by Friday, September 19th 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.

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