Friday, May 20, 2011

Tryouts for the American Basketball Association (ABA) Professional basketball come to North Carolina

Three brand new American Basketball Association (ABA) expansion teams are calling North Carolina home and are looking for 45 players to add to the roster.  Tryouts for the three teams will be held in one location on Saturday, May 21st from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on the campus of North Carolina Central University in the McLendon-McDougald Gym located at 616 E. Lawson St. Durham, NC.  

Players who are selected will be placed on one of the three teams: the Carolina Jaguars (Durham), the Carolina Cheetahs (Greensboro), and the Carolina Cougars (Rocky Mount). A registration fee is required and can be completed either on-line at

The public is invited to come out to watch the tryouts at no charge. The mother-daughters owners Dr. LeVonder Brinkley and her two daughters, LoveN’der Avent Alston and Lexandria Avent of Carolina Cats Sports & Entertainment organization lead the teams. They are excited about the talent here in North Carolina and are eager to continue to break new ground with these teams. According to Brinkley, “We believe that the talent level in North Carolina is very high and we excited to bring that talent to the fans in the form of affordable, fun, fast-paced and exciting professional basketball.”

Players interested in trying out for the teams can contact Vice President of Sports Operations, Tommy Stevenson at 910-494-2245 or for more information.

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