Jersey Express Announce Open Tryout Date

The Jersey Express look to add local talent at their August 22nd open tryout
Tryouts Will Be Held on August 22nd

Newark, N.J. (Monday, July 13, 2009) – The Jersey Express of the American Basketball Association announced today that they will be holding open tryouts for their 2009-10 roster on Saturday, August 22nd. Through their partnership with the Newark Urban Coordinating Council and Network Youth Basketball of Newark, the tryouts will be taking place from 12-4:00 p.m. at the Westside Park Gym in Newark.

“The Jersey Express is looking for local talent to fill the remaining spots on our roster for the 2009-10 season,” Express President Marsha Blount stated. “We will be signing players from the August 22nd tryout.”

Pre-registration for tryouts is available through the Jersey Express website at, and the cost for early registration is $75. The fee on the day of tryouts will be $100, with only cash being accepted that day. Players interested in trying out should wear basketball attire and be prepared to do a number of drills that will focus on both skill and overall knowledge of the game. As more information is made available regarding tryouts, it will be posted to the Express website.

The Jersey Express is a member of the American Basketball Association and is currently preparing for their fifth season in the ABA. When the team was founded in 2005 by Blount and Jacqueline Halyard, they hired legendary NBA dunker Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins as their inaugural head coach, and former Seton Hall standout Shaheen Holloway was brought in as their starting point guard. The Express reached the ABA postseason that first year and additionally sent six players overseas to continue their playing careers. For their second season, former NBA center Ron Moore took over as head coach, and the team had another competitive year. The Express have made the playoffs in each of their past two seasons and reached the ABA Elite Eight last year with former NBA guard Jerry “Ice” Reynolds at the helm. For more information on the Jersey Express, visit them on the web at

Press releases for the Jersey Express are written by Resolution Sports, the official media partner of the team.

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