Bonner Arnold Coliseum is the site for basketball tryouts on March 31 for the women and April 19 for the men. (Michael H. Miller)
Bonner Arnold Coliseum is the site for basketball tryouts on March 31 for the women and April 19 for the men. (Michael H. Miller)

Booneville, Miss. - After another sensational campaign on the court, the tradition-rich Northeast Mississippi Community College basketball programs are looking for additional talent to bolster their respective rosters.


The Lady Tigers are scheduled to host an open tryout on Friday, March 31 while the Tigers do the same just over two weeks later on Wednesday, April 19. Both demos will take place inside legendary Bonner Arnold Coliseum.


Registration takes place at the entrance of the gymnasium and starts at 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. during the men's assembly. Each session should begin approximately one hour later.


All entrants must bring an up-to-date physical and sign a release of liability form, which is available to download at this LINK, in order to partake in the tryout. No entrance fee will be charged for either tryout.


Each participant is expected to bring their own equipment, which includes but is not limited to athletic apparel and tennis shoes. Basketballs sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will be provided at the arena.


Players should expect a professional tryout format. Those in attendance have the chance to demonstrate their skills and showcase their capabilities at a variety of positions across the floor.


Athletes will be evaluated using a variety of drills that cover the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting. A series of scrimmage contests are also on tap to put the abilities of each individual to the test in a competitive manner.


Members from Northeast's most recent squads, including the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North champion Tigers plus the division runner-up Lady Tigers, are slated to assist with these auditions.


This tryout is only for prospective student-athletes that are graduating high school seniors and have not signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with another institution of higher learning.


Northeast's reputation for achieving greatness on the hardwood is unparalleled in the Magnolia State. The Lady Tigers boast one NJCAA national championship, three NJCAA Region 23 crowns and 10 MACJC state titles.


The Tigers added to their legacy last season and now have eight regional crowns, six MACJC state championships, eight NJCAA National Tournament appearances and 15 NJCAA All-Americans.


For more information about tryouts for the Northeast basketball programs, contact Lady Tigers head coach Brenda Mayes at 662-720-7887 or by email at or Tigers headman Cord Wright at 662-720-7241 or by email at