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Wanna play pro basketball? Phoenix Suns, D-League affiliate to host open tryouts

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Aug 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-23 19:24:41-04

Wanna play professional basketball? Here's your chance.

The Phoenix Suns and their NBA Development League affiliate, the Northern Arizona Suns, will co-host a pair of open tryouts, on Sept. 18 in Phoenix and Oct. 8 in Prescott Valley.

According to the media release, "Participants possessing the skill and passion to compete for a roster spot will have the opportunity to be evaluated by members of the Phoenix Suns and NAZ Suns basketball operations staff."

The Sept. 18 session will be held on the Suns' home court, Talking Stick Resort Arena, and will be limited to 80 participants. The Oct. 8 session will be held at the Prescott Valley Event Center and will be limited to 60 participants.

Registration for each session will open at 8 a.m. and tryouts will run from 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. Those who wish to participate can also sign up online here. The registration fee is $150 per person until Sept. 11, and $200 per person beginning Sept. 12.

Click here to read the tryout eligibility form.

The Suns request that all participants wear gym attire and bring lunch, a water bottle and an 8.5" x 11" headshot. 

The Suns' relocated their D-League affiliate from Bakersfield, California to Prescott Valley after the 2015-16 season. The NAZ Suns' season will begin at home on Nov. 12. Click here for a complete schedule.

Current Suns players such as Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker and T.J. Warren have played in the Development League.