Vipers Announce Tryouts in Houston and RGV

September 17, 2012

MCALLEN, Texas – The NBA Development League Rio Grande Valley Vipers today announced the open tryout dates for the 2012-13 season. Prospective players can attend tryout sessions in Houston Oct. 13 or in the Rio Grande Valley Oct. 20.

Houston tryouts will be held at the Rockets Practice Facility at the Toyota Center Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4-8 p.m. Players in the Rio Grande Valley can tryout Oct. 20 at the Summit Sports Club in Pharr, Texas from 1-5 p.m.

A registration fee of $150 applies for both tryout sessions. Prospective players can pay in advance by calling Analee Flores with the Vipers at (956) 972-1144 or by stopping by the Vipers Pro Shop at 4500 N. 10th St. at Uptown Plaza in McAllen. Those paying in advance can pay by cash, cashier’s check, certified check or credit card. Those paying at the tryout must pay by cash, cashier’s check or certified check.

Rio Grande Valley out of town prospects may contact the Casa Real Hotel and ask for the Vipers rate.

This year’s registration forms can be found below. Completed forms should be emailed to Matt Brase at For questions, please contact Brase directly at 520.419.0239.

For more information about the Vipers upcoming season, visit or contact the Vipers front office at 956-972-1144.

Registration Form
Player Release and Eligibility Form
Background Check Disclosure Form
Background Check Acknowledgement, Authorization and Release Form

The Rio Grande Valley Vipers are the NBA Development League affiliate of the NBA Houston Rockets. The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league. Featuring 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA franchises, the NBA D-League is a proven developer of talent: 23 percent of players in the NBA at the conclusion of the 2010-11 season boasted NBA D-League experience, and the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front-office staff for the NBA and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout the league’s 10th season, fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA FUTURECAST, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at