This is Seriously, the most exciting thing to happen in sports in my life since highschool. Well, besides my mother getting inducted in the African American Hall of Fame last month for being “The First African American Woman To Manage A Women’s Pro Basketball Team.” Anyway I know I look NOTHING like a basketball player but you have no idea.
I have been playing basketball since grammar school and it was my LIFE. When people ask me if I could be something totally different from what I do now? It is hands down a WNBA player. I love the game of basketball, and ya girl is GOOD, okay?
In highschool my high for Junior and Senior year was between 23-25 points, the numbers don’t lie! Like I have trophies! lol Anyway, I haven’t picked up a basketball in years, mainly because my mom has been nervous that someone was going to try and hurt me on the floor and nobody has time to be in a cast or anyone’s wheelchair. BUT great news for those waiting for their big break into the WNBA!!
Chicago Sky media announced today that they are having a single day open tryout session at their training facility/home gym on Sunday April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield.
View The Press Release:
Sky to Hold Open Tryouts
CHICAGO — The Chicago Sky’s Head Coach and General Manager, Pokey Chatman, today announced the Sky will hold open tryouts in an effort to build the team’s roster for the upcoming season. Under the WNBA’s new collective bargaining agreement, each team has the opportunity to add one additional player to their roster for the 2014 season. Tryouts will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Sachs Recreation Center in Deerfield, Ill.
The open tryouts will be just the second time in franchise history Chatman has given professional basketball hopefuls the opportunity to make her training camp roster. Between the Draft and open tryouts, Chatman will be looking to address the team’s three primary needs: a power forward, a point guard, and a utility player. Assistant Coaches Christie Sides and Tree Rollins will evaluate players alongside Chatman at the tryouts.
For just $100, WNBA hopefuls (see below for eligibility criteria) can take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. As part of the registration fee, all participants will receive a Chicago Sky practice jersey and water bottle.
* To be eligible to attend the Sky Open Tryouts you must meet one of the following criteria:
i) You must have graduated from college or your class must have graduated
ii) You must be at least 20 years old and have two years of professional playing experience prior to attending the Tryout
An incredible opportunity like this does not come around often, so if you think you have what it takes to make the Sky roster, what are you waiting for? Space will be limited. Visit www.chicagosky.net to reserve your spot today. For more information on the open tryouts, call 866.SKY.WNBA.