Armor announce player tryout to take place at Springfield College

SPRINGFIELD The Springfield Armor announced recently that the team will host an open player tryout on Oct. 17 and 18 at Springfield College's new Field House.

Hopefuls will be trying out for the opportunity to earn a spot in the

Armor's training camp in November.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on Oct. 17 with the tryout commencing at 10 that morning. The tryout on Saturday will last until 5 p.m., after which a round of cuts will be made and a select group will be invited to return on Sunday. The tryout session on Oct. 18 will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

All interested parties are encouraged to act quickly with the tryout being limited to a maximum of 125 participants. There will be a non-refundable registration fee of $150 if the payment and all completed forms are received at the Springfield Armor office on or before Oct. 14. If payment and forms are received after Oct. 14 or on the first day of the tryout, the cost will be $200.

Applicants must meet all NBA Development League eligibility requirements. For tryout registration information, please visit www.armorhoops.com or the stop by the Springfield Armor office located at One Monarch Place, Suite 220.

The tryout will be conducted by Armor Head Coach and Director and Basketball Operations Dee Brown and Assistant Coach Kevin Whitted with the potential for scouting representation from the Armor's three NBA affiliates the New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets. Brown and Whitted will have the disposal of four basketball courts at the Field House, which is located within Springfield College's Wellness and Recreation Complex.

"There has been a great deal of interest regarding an open tryout since the day a team was announced in Springfield back in March," Brown said. "Springfield is a comm-unity with an unparalleled basketball background, and Kevin and I look forward to inspired tryouts from talented local athletes."


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