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D-League open tryouts in New Orleans set for Sept. 15


The NBA D-League Iowa Energy are hosting a local basketball player tryout in New Orleans on Sunday, Sept. 15. The tryout will take place at Tulane University’s Hertz Center Practice Facility from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is $150 if submitted by Sept. 5 or $200 Sept. 6 and beyond or at the door.

These tryouts offer players an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of Energy management and coaching staff while they compete to earn an invite to the team’s training camp in November. The Energy have had a long history of discovering talented players at their open tryouts including guard Stefhon Hannah (2010-2011) and center Ben Strong (2011-2013). Multiple players from last year’s tryouts signed NBA D-League contracts based on their performances at Energy tryouts. Interested candidates are encouraged to pre-register as space is limited.

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15
Location: Tulane University Hertz Center Practice Facility, Ben Weiner Drive, New Orleans, LA 70118
Time: 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.)
Fee: $150 if registered by Sept. 5 OR $200 Sept. 6 and beyond OR at door Credit card, cash, cashier's check or money order only (NO personal checks)
Regular Registration Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 5 
Please visit for the registration packet. Questions: please call 515-564-8550.