In Vicksburg, Mississippi, the River City Summer League kicks off on July 10th.
The River City League is for professional players and those hoping to join the professional ranks at some point or to get noticed by professional leagues. The league is a tool to help players stay in shape during the long offseason, and get seen by teams and scouts. It boasts some names that the southern region and SEC basketball fans will likely recognize.
One player many in the region might remember is Dundrecous Nelson, who was also a starting guard for the Ole Miss basketball team in 2012 before he was kicked off due to run-ins with the law, mainly over smoking marijuana.
Also playing in the league will be former Jackson Showboats star and ABA Champ Shreveport Maverick player Jonathan Phelps, who is working to stay in shape to continue his professional career.
The best part of the RCL is that players can join for $60, which is very good for the exposure this league brings for the second year in a row. Games will be at the Jackson Street Community Center gym (923 Walnut Street, Vicksburg, 601-831-3428), with games beginning June 26-27 and resuming on July 10th and July 24-25. The league ends after games on Aug. 7-8. Tipoff for games is 6 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. on Saturdays. For more information follow @rivercityleague on Twitter.