Coming this summer, from our friends at the Los Angeles Summer Pro League:

“The league fondly known as the premier summer event for many professional basketball players, which includes 800+ current and former NBA basketball players and over 1,000 pro free agent players from around the globe, will tip off on July 23 through 26, 2014 at East LA College in Monterey Park, California. The “Championship” game plus a talent laden SLAM Dunk Contest will be held at Venice Beach on July 26th.

The SPL, an NBA sanctioned event for 40 seasons, is coming off a terrific 2013 season where several players secured contracts in various countries including the NBDL. Also, the SPL sent an All-­Star team to the AND1 Remix in Philadelphia, PA at Temple University where the team finished 2nd and to the United Emirates International Tournament in Dubai finishing in 3rd place.

This year the SPL tryouts will take place on July 20 and 21. There are limited spots and the sign-­up fees are $100. However, if you have an extensive professional basketball resume you may be granted direct entry upon review by the SPL. These spots are also limited and the fees are $150.”