The organization recently announced open tryouts for their Long Island Nets NBA G League club, with a non-refundable fee of $175, up $25 from 2017. This year, the tryouts will take place at LIU Post in Brookville on Saturday, September 15.
The tryout is from 10 a.m. to noon, with check-ins beginning at 9 a.m. Select participants may be asked to stay for an additional private workout until 3 p.m.
Two years ago, Brentwood, New York, native J.J. Moore, who played three seasons at the University of Pittsburgh from 2010-2013 before finishing off at Rutgers in 2013-14, cashed in on the opportunity and earned a spot on the Long Island roster.
“I went in there and gave it my all,” said Moore, who played in Mexico prior to the tryout. “No weakness, no backing down. I just kept going,”
Moore was one of 145 tryouts in 2016, and the only one to make the team.
Moore played two full seasons with the G League Nets, appearing in 92 games, including 23 starts during 2016-17. He averaged 14.2 points and shot nearly 50 percent from the field.
After putting up 7.3 points in 16.0 minutes per game off the team’s bench in 2017-18, Moore played three summer league games with the Brooklyn squad in Las Vegas this past July.
“J.J. is who we want, we want guys like that,” said former Long Island head coach Ronald Nored, who is now an assistant with the Charlotte Hornets, back in 2017. “Guys that are willing to get outside and help other people. Not only that, but work hard and be the best they can be.”
There is $5 admission for limited seating space for spectators. All proceeds will benefit the Nets Foundation.