Booneville, Miss. - Northeast Mississippi Community College's tradition-rich basketball programs are looking for additional athletes to keep their rosters among the most talented in the entire nation.
The Lady Tigers are scheduled to host an open tryout for the 2019-20 season on Thursday, March 28 while the Tigers do the same just under two weeks later on Wednesday, April 10.
Registration takes place at the entrance of historic Bonner Arnold Coliseum at 1 p.m. for the women and 3 p.m. for the men's assembly. Each tryout will begin approximately one hour later.
All entrants are required to bring an up-to-date physical and sign a release of liability form, which is available to download HERE. No fee will be charged to attend 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 by Northeast.
Players should expect a professional tryout format. Those in attendance will have the chance to demonstrate their various strengths and skills at a variety of positions across the court.
Northeast's coaching staffs will evaluate athletes by using several drills that cover the basic fundamentals of dribbling, passing and shooting. Scrimmage contests will put the abilities of each individual to the test in a competitive manner.
Members of Northeast's most recent squads, which both qualified for the state and regional tournaments as one of the top two teams from the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North Division, will assist with these auditions.
This tryout is only for prospective student-athletes that are graduating high school seniors or for college freshmen that have not signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with another institution of higher learning.
Northeast continued its longstanding reputation of greatness on the hardwood this season with a combined 34 wins between the two programs. The Tigers were also nationally ranked by at least one major poll for a third consecutive campaign.
The Lady Tigers boast a NJCAA national championship, three NJCAA Region 23 crowns and 10 MACJC state titles. The Tigers have made eight NJCAA Division I National Tournament appearances and won six MACJC state championships.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Tigers headman Cord Wright at 662-720-7241 or by email at email@example.com.