Join the NBA D League

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Some people have a dream of becoming an NBA player, but sometimes things don't work out the way that they want. More often than not, after college, most players do not make the draft. That isn't necessarily the end of the road for them, and they still have a chance to become NBA players. The NBA D-League is a league that is one notch below the NBA. If you can make it to the D-League, and if you are good enough, you might possibly be picked up to play in the NBA. This article will help you enter the NBA D-League, in the hopes of going on to the NBA.

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Instructions

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    The first thing you need to do is go to the NBA Development League Website and click on the section "Headlines"
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    Here, you will be privileged to gain access to the D-Leagues news and headlines. All the scheduled tryouts on different locations are listed. The information is clear, and there are instructions on when, where and how to join the tryouts.
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    1. You need to register.
    2. It's important to consider traveling, just to reach the tryout area because the location will not always be near you.
    3. Don't forget to inquire if there is a tryout fee (although they don't charge in most cases) just to be prepared on the tryout day.
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    Once you have successfully registered for the open tryout, you will have to wait for a reply via phone call or email for confirmation
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    If you do not get a reply or phone call a week before the tryout date, it's better to contact them in order to secure your position for the tryout spot.
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    The tryout staff will not be responsible for your living arrangements and transportation during the tryouts
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    After you have received your confirmation, you need to;  
    1. Book a flight if it's that far away from your home that you can't drive there.
    2. Book a hotel room near the tryout facility (or as close as you can get).
    3. Rent a car if needed. The best choice is to book a room close enough to walk to and from the facility to save money from transportation costs. If you want to be assured of the right accommodations, you can always contact the D-League facilitators or coordinators and ask for help on what accommodations are more convenient, affordable and near the location.
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    It is imperative that you arrive at the D-League facility early so that you can get used to the environment (if the location is different from your usual court)
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    Acquaint yourself with some of personnel or administrators to get information on how things will work. This is also a good way to make yourself comfortable and to make a good impression. Prior to the tryout, ask them any questions you need answers to. Be courteous, but don't be a pest. It's good that they'll remember you.
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    Showcase your skills
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    The tryout is your gateway to the D-League so be your best. Play fair and don't think about competition too much. Just remember the rules and be a sport. You've been given a wonderful opportunity, and you only have this chance to showcase your skills and procure a position on an NBA D-League basketball team.
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    After the tryouts are complete, understand that you may or you may not hear receive any feedback
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    You need to wait patiently and hope for the best. Stand by for a phone call from the team. It may take up to two weeks to get any reply but if they don't call within that time period, you may take the liberty to follow up.
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Participating in a tryout for an NBA D-League basketball team is a gamble, but as long as you know yourself and you are confident with your talent and skills, you have a good chance of making it through. Even if you don't, there is always room for improvement - just keep practicing and trying. You will realize that it's all going to be worth the wait and effort if it pays off.

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Questions and Answers

What is the age limit to be eligible for the D-League?

Interested in getting my sons ready for the next level of basketball.

There is only the minimum age limit for the D-League. It is currently at 18.

How can someone outside America be picked to join the D-league?

I want to know exactly how someone abroad, who is outside America can be picked to join the D-league championship. I have tried: I mean I have no idea, really, on how it can be done. I think it was caused by: Being too far away!

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The best way to get to the NBA?

NBA d-league or NBA draft? Can foreign students, if they are really good at basketball, of course, get into the NBA?

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Can you join NBA if you are in secondary level?

I want to join NBA. Can I become part of it?

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How do I get into the league and how do I get picked to play for NBA?

How does the NBA league work?

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I want to play basketball professionally.

And I equally want to start from the D league.

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NBA D-League 2017 tryout schedule?

The 2016 tryouts are closed. Now I want to know about 2017 tryouts. I have tried: Gone to the NBA D-league website. I think it was caused by: Nothing found about 2017 tryout and contact info.

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Who can I contact about my boyfriend joining the D-League?

He is 27 years old, 6'9 and is GREAT at basketball. We are looking to further his passion for basketball

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Hi, how do I go about joining the NBA D league please, sir?

Am trying to find out how to join the NBA D league please, sir

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I'm 16 right now I think my basketball skills are very developed and I'm thinking of making my way to the NBA?

How would I be able to go to the NBA, what do I have to accomplish? My situation is different because I am from Canada so what would I have to do? I have tried: Looking around for colleges or universities to attend with a great basketball program. I think it was caused by: I'm not sure what the problem is but probably because I'm from Canada.

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