If you have dreams of competing in the NBA, the best route is through the D-League. Why not start with the organization that won the championship in both the NBA and the D-League?

The San Cruz Warriors will hold their annual local player tryouts for the 2015-16 NBA D-League season. This opportunity entails a chance to be noticed by both Warriors basketball operation staff.

Even if you don’t make the squad, at least you’ll have the opportunity to play at the Warriors Practice Facility in Oakland. Don’t forget about Based God. In 2012, he tried out  for the Dubs but was ultimately cut.

For more information refer to the press release below:


WHAT: Santa Cruz Warriors Player Tryout

WHERE: Golden State Warriors Practice Facility

Fifth floor of 1011 Broadway

Oakland, CA 94607

WHEN: Sunday, October 18: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

DETAILS: The Santa Cruz Warriors will hold their annual local player tryout for the upcoming 2015-16 NBA Development League season in Oakland onOctober 18. Players who participate in the tryout will be observed and evaluated by members of the Golden State Warriors and Santa Cruz Warriors basketball operations staffs.

Tryouts are scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. and conclude by 2:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m.

In recent years, several players have had success in the NBA D-League after attending open tryouts. Kiwi Gardner attended the Santa Cruz tryout prior to the 2013-14 season and spent two seasons as a member of the team, culminating with 2014-15 D-League Championship. Daniel Nwaelele made the Santa Cruz Warriors in the 2012-13 season after impressing the coaching staff at a tryout in Oakland. Stefhon Hannah, a former NBA D-League Defensive Player of the Year, began his D-League career at an open tryout and is currently in the Chicago Bulls training camp.