66ers Prepare for Open Tryouts

TULSA, Okla., October 18, 2013 – The Tulsa 66ers, proud affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder, host their annual open tryout on Saturday inside the SpiritBank Event Center.

Individuals will be evaluated through a variety of drills and scrimmages. Prospects will be assessed by 66ers coaches and Thunder basketball operations staff.

“Local tryouts are a great opportunity for all of our players coming to showcase their skills,” said Tulsa 66ers Head Coach Darko Rajakovic. “Every year these local tryouts give us a chance to see players and to choose between that talent. These tryouts will normally lead to one, two or three players receiving invitations to our training camp. Last year we even had one player from our local tryout who stayed with the team the entire season.”

Previous open tryouts proved to be beneficial to both prospective players and the 66ers organization. Over the past few seasons, several open tryout participants have made the 66ers opening night roster including Brandon Brooks, Ben Colon, Marcus Lewis and LaDustin Williams.

Last season, Mario Little, a guard out of Kansas, received a training camp invitation after participating in Tulsa's open tryout. Little went on to not only make the squad, but contribute all season long for the 66ers, averaging 3.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 12.3 minutes in 15 games.

Interested players still have an opportunity to register on Saturday morning beginning at 8:15.

2013 Tulsa 66ers Tryout Information

Location:
SpiritBank Event Center
10441 South Regal Boulevard, Tulsa, OK 74133

Date:
Saturday, October 19

Time:
Registration begins at 8:15am
Session #1 – 9am to 11am
Session #2 – 1pm to 3pm

Cost:
$150.00
Forms of payment include: Cash, American Express, MasterCard, Visa, money order or cashier’s check. If sending a check, make payable to Tulsa 66ers.

Required Forms:
-Registration
-Release and Eligibility
-Medical Consent

Preferred Tryout Hotel:
Hampton Inn & Suites Tulsa South/Bixby
8220 East Regal Place
Tulsa, OK 74133
Tel.: 918-394-2000 ext 701
www.tulsasouthbixbysuites.hamptoninn.com
Mention “Tulsa 66ers Tryout” when making reservation to receive discounted rate.