Monday, September 21, 2009

Utah Flash to Host Open Tryout in Atlanta

Single-day tryout will be held at Clayton State University Athletics and Fitness Center

The Atlanta Hawks’ NBA Development League Affiliate, the Utah Flash, will be holding a one-day tryout at Clayton State University. The tryout will take place at the Athletics and Fitness Center at 10 a.m. on Oct. 24.

In the past two seasons the Flash have selected at least two players from the open tryout to join the team in training camp. Multiple players from the open tryout can be selected for an opportunity to be on the Flash opening day roster. Utah head coach Brad Jones can bring up to 17 players to training camp and opening day rosters will be trimmed to 10 players.

“The opportunities provided by the Flash and the NBA D-League are very unique,” Jones said. “I know that there is untapped talent out there, and the open tryouts allow us to find those players that can excel in the Development League and beyond.”

“There are no prerequisites for the tryout,” Jones said. “Show up, play hard and smart, and that is all we ask.”

Players should arrive at Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd. Morrow, GA by 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 24. Workouts begin at 10:00 a.m. Players will compete in skills and conditioning drills prior to dividing into teams for several game-type scrimmages.

Interested players should complete a registration form, as well as a player release and eligibility form. Both are available at or can be sent via email by contacting Players that register early should remit a cashier’s check for $150 made payable to the Utah Flash. Day of camp registrants will pay $175 by either cash or cashier’s check.

The Flash will begin preseason training camp Nov. 15 before traveling to Tulsa for their first regular season game on Nov. 27. Flash season tickets are still available and can be purchased by phone at (801) 434-HOOP or online by visiting

PLAYER CONTACT: Utah Flash Front Office / (801) 434-4667
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