Desoto County Sports

Hustle to hold open tryouts at Christian Brothers University

Kahron Ross fires a pass to a teammate during a scrimmage as part of the Memphis Hustle’s local tryouts last year. (Bob Bakken/

The Memphis Hustle will hold its fifth-annual open player tryouts for the upcoming 2023-24 season on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Canale Arena at Christian Brothers University (2440 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104). Doors will open to participants at 8:45 a.m. This event is closed to the public.

Players who participate in the open tryouts will be observed and evaluated by members of the Memphis Hustle and Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Operations staffs. All applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA G League per the qualifications listed online and complete the required paperwork.

Detailed information about the tryouts, registration forms and payment options and instructions can be found here.

For advance registrations completed online prior to the registration deadline, the fee is $200. The fee increases to $250 for walk-up registrations.

Pre-registration will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14. Pre-registration will be capped at 60 participants, so those who plan to pre-register are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Those wishing to do walk-up registration must pay with a credit or debit card.

Family members and guests are not allowed at the tryout – only participants themselves.

All participants will receive a free T-shirt with registration. All registrations are non-refundable.

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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