Who: This free agent camp/tryout is for any player who wants to play in the IBL 2010 season
What: A free agent camp (tryout) is for players who want to
play in the IBL. A minimum of 5 teams and upwards of 8 teams
will be at each of the above listed IBL tryouts. IBL Deputy
Commissioner Terrance Dickens and Commissioner Mikal Duilio
will be at all the tryouts as well.
When & Where: choose any of the options listed above;
players are welcome to play in multiple tryouts.
Why play in the IBL: The International Basketball League is a
sixth year professional level basketball league. After the 2007
IBL season, 102 IBL players went on to play overseas and this
established the IBL as the place to play- to get an overseas job
or to stay sharp to maintain an overseas job. Playing in the IBL
(mid April through the end of June) is the best way to get in
shape and sharpen skills so that a player is in the best
position or the best shape to get an overseas job. Restated:
the primary reason to play in the IBL is exposure, video, stats
and getting in shape for an overseas job.
Why participate in this tryout: the IBL guarantees a certain
minimum # of spots will be awarded to players per tryout (a
guaranteed minimum number, as seen on the top of this page);
in 2009 the IBL over-delivered on this promise (see the USA All
Stars page on the IBL website to see a list of 25 players who
made it to IBL teams from the tryouts in 2008).
Format of this two day tryout: players will play 3 basketball
games with 2 of those games being 48-minute stopped time games
(official, NBA length games)—while 1 of the games will be a
running time one hour game; this will total 5 hours of basketball
for the player. In the April and May tryouts, 2 of the 3 games
will actually be against IBL teams (full games) and these games
count for the IBL teams (the tryout players’ team is named- USA
All Stars). The IBL goal is that players have such a thorough
basketball weekend with 3 games and 5 hours of play, that the
players that are good enough are not missed—but as well, by
playing so many games—the players that are not good enough are
rejected more thoroughly (5 to 8 teams rejecting a player would
be thorough), so by doing a tryout this way, a rejected player
can more thoroughly give up the basketball dream and that player
can move on to other things than just basketball.
Cost: Cost is $150 for a tryout.
Register today: call Terrance at (ph) 503-805-3311 to get the
full information on any of these tryouts.