The National Professional Basketball League (N.P.B.L.) held it’s first season last year operating in six small markets in the northeast (New Paltz, NY, Danbury, CT, Brewster, NY, Delaware, Virginia and Maryland). From looking at the league rosters and from what’s being said about the new NPBL, it’s entry level pro basketball with a lot of good small college players. They league isn’t competing with the CBA or D-League, but it is offering players from smaller schools a chance to break into pro ball.
New York Strikeforce
Strikeforce Host 2nd Free Agent Tryout!
The New York Strikeforce are hosting their second free agent tryout. If you have what it takes to be a CHAMPION, the Strikeforce wants you. The Strikeforce wants that diamond-in-the-rough, are you that player?
WHO: New York Strikeforce
WHAT: Hosts 2nd Free Agent Tryout.
WHEN: November 17th, 2007, registration starts at 4:00pm sharp. The work will begin at 4:30pm Sharp.
WHERE: Spring Valley High School, Spring Valley, NY
HOW MUCH: $100 Non-Refundable registration fee in cash or money order only!
The Connecticut Stars formerly the CT Xplosions are hosting it’s first free agent tryout in December. “Connecticut is a basketball State, and we intend to capitalize on it”, says Bernie Armstrong, General Manager. We’re looking for that un-tapped talent in the local and/or surrounding areas to fill some roster spots.
All players will be put through a series of offensive and defensive drills, conditioning drills, physical testing and evaluations as well as team scrimmages. “We are serious about our team, are you?”, said Armstrong.
If you have what it takes to compete, be a true winner and a team player, this is what we have for you:
WHO: CT Stars Professional Basketball Team
WHAT: Hosting it’s first Free Agent Tryout.
WHEN: December 1, 2007 starting at 10:00an sharp for registration.
WHERE: Cardinal Sheehan Center, 1494 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT
HOW MUCH: There’s a $100 non-refundable registration fee. Cash or money orders are the only acceptable method of payment. We don’t make excuses or exceptions. We don’t expect you to do it.
For more information about the Connecticut Stars and the Free Agent Tryout, contact Bernie Armstrong, General Manager at: (203) 339-5821 or via email at: \n [email protected]
The IBL is a league that came out of nowhere in 2005. They have a few “speed-up” rules and have attracted a ton of former NBA guys to their 20-game spring league. God Shamgod, Toby Bailey, even Grayson “The Professor” Boucher and hoops traveling show Sun Ming Ming have run in the league. It’s a good chance for guys to break into pro ball.
Las Vegas Stars
The Las Vegas Stars look to fill the roster for 2008 Season. The Las Vegas Stars are taking pre-registration for the 2008 Las Vegas Stars Tryouts. The Stars had a great 2007 season where they came in 2nd in the West Coast and attended the 2007 IBL West Coast Playoffs. Tryouts will begin on February 17, 2007 at the 24 hour Nautilus in SF/Bay Area. This will be the first of 5 national tryout sessions.
In 2007-2008, the tryouts will come to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, NY, DC, NC Atlanta. Those that want to tryout should email [email protected] is limited 200 athletes per site to be accepted.
Battle Creek Knights
Michigan—The Battle Creek Knights of the International basketball league will be hosting a free agent camp Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd. The Knights will be evaluating talent for their upcoming 2008 season starting in March. There will be player agents, scouts, and IBL team personnel in attendance during the camp.
Cost for the camp is $75.00 cash early registration. (Before November 30th, 2007). Cost after November 30th is $100.00.
For more information, contact Logan Vander Velden, 260-705-3594, or Terry Sare, 616-889-1693. Any questions, email [email protected]
The Eastern Basketball Alliance is an entry-level pro basketball league with teams in the Atlantic region. Pre-Register to assure yourself a spot at tryouts (registration will also be on-site the day of tryouts). Talent will be evaluated to select players for spots available for all EBA teams.
Tryouts will be held at:
MANNY WEAVER GYM
Rowland Intermediate School
19TH & DERRY STS.
1842 Derry Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Pre-Registration available at www.easternbasketballalliance.com
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2007
Times: 1 PM – 4 PM
Fee: $50.00 Payable at site the day of tryouts
Cash/Money Order Only
Contact Phone: (717) 986-0499
Contact email: [email protected]