NBA Development League To Hold National Tryout in New York
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.