Sunday, November 29, 2015

Rebels, Blue Sharks Announce Affiliation With International League

The Tampa Bay Rebels and their developmental team, the Blue Sharks, are excited to announce an affiliation with a Division 2 professional league in Mexico. The relationship with the Mexican league will allow for increased opportunities for players to earn jobs at the international level.

“We have had a great deal of success in helping players get their start in international basketball over the last 9 years, most recently with Blue Sharks MVP Don Thomas during the Rebels recent international tour,” stated Andrew Phillips, the Director of Scouting for the Rebels. “This new agreement, which is only possible because of the personal relationships that Coach Rojas has built over the years, will allow us an opportunity to provide a platform for even more players to start their careers. The second division is an ideal spot for talented players who have limited professional basketball resumes to this point in their careers, which are the same type of players who find success with the Blue Sharks.”

Interested players should attend the Blue Sharks tryout on December 19th. The tryout will be held from 11am – 2pm at the Police Athletic League (PAL) gymnasium located at 1924 W. Diana Street in Tampa, Florida. The cost for the tryout is $200 and must be paid in cash at the door.

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