WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Westchester Knicks will hold a local open tryout in preparation for the 2014-15 NBA Development League season.
Aspiring professional basketball players will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of Westchester Knicks coaches and staff on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the House of Sports in the Village of Ardsley.
The House of Sports is lat 1 Elm Street, Ardsley. “It’s an exciting time for the Westchester Knicks as we begin to assemble a team for our inaugural season,” said Westchester Knicks General Manager & New York Knicks Legend Allan Houston. “This event gives us a chance to look for new talent to help us compete in the NBA D-League, and, for the players, makes an impact on their professional careers moving forward.”
House of Sports Vice President of Programing Frank Lombardy also commented on the tryout.
“The House of Sports is very excited to host the Westchester Knicks open tryout,” said Lombardy. “It is a great event where local basketball standouts can have a shot at making a professional roster, and we are happy to be a part of it." The Westchester tryout will be limited to 75 participants, who must all meet NBA Development League eligibility requirements.
The players will be competing for an invitation to the Westchester Knicks’ training camp in November. Tryouts are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and conclude by 5 p.m.; with doors opening at 10 a.m.
Registration packets are available online at www.westchesterknicks.com or at the House of Sports. The fee to secure a tryout spot is $150. All participants must register in advance.