For every ex-baller out there who thinks they still have what it takes to play in the NBA, here’s your shot to get in on the ground floor:
The Atlanta Hawks D-League affiliate, Bakersfield Jam, are holding open tryouts in Phoenix Sept. 22-23. The tryout will take place at US Airways Arena.
Registration begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, Sept. 22, with camp beginning promptly at 9:45 am (there is a $200 registration fee).
Upon evaluation of Day 1, the top 20 players will wrap up camp with an All-Star Game on Sept. 23 from 10:00am-noon.
This is Bakersfield’s second set of open tryouts in a series of four. The first tryout was held two weeks ago in the Los Angeles area on Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9.
The Jam’s remaining two tryouts are scheduled for 10/6 – 10/7 in the Atlanta area, and 10/13 – 10/14 in the Bakersfield area.
*** via official press release:
“Open tryouts offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of NBA Development League coaches while they compete to earn a position in the team’s official training camp, which is scheduled to take place in mid-November.
Applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA Development League and are required to pre-register by submitting the official tryout registration form, player release and eligibility form, disclosure and background check forms, credit card authorization form (if paying by credit card), along with a $150 nonrefundable fee. Tryout forms are available online (www.bakersfieldjam.com). Completed forms and entry fee must be mailed (Bakersfield Jam. Attn: Tryout Camp. 1400 Norris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93308) or faxed (661-615-6555) to secure a spot in the tryout camp. Participants who register after the pre-registration deadline or day-of registration will be charged $200. “