Summer Pro League (SPL) Dates

Summer Pro League (SPL) Dates

Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Fri May 30, 2003 5:58 pm

http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/summerleague_030530.html

34th Annual Summer Pro League (SPL) Announces Los Angeles Dates

Tryout Camp Gives Court Talent From Across USA a Shot at Big Leagues; SPL Girls To Make Their Debut; For $10, Basketball Fans Can See Five Games In One Day

34th Annual Summer Pro League (SPL) Announces Los Angeles Dates

The 34th annual Summer Pro League (SPL), the country's premier summer professional basketball league and the sole summer stage where both NBA teams and current NBA stars and the league's first and second round draft picks appear, on May 29 announced its official 2003 schedule for this year's games.

For the first time ever, the SPL will also field a group of "SPL Girls," who will make regular appearances at games and be featured in a 2003-2004 calendar.

This year's season, at the Pyramid on the campus of Long Beach State Univ., will run from Sun., July 6 - Sun. July 20, consisting of five games a day, at 10:30 am, 12:45 pm, 3:00 pm, 5:15 pm and 7:30 pm.|

"Our 34th season is shaping up to be our most exciting year to date, with some of the NBA's most talented teams and draft picks expected to participate," says John Younesi, longtime SPL president-owner. "We are also expecting a surprise team or two, along with various outstanding foreign national teams and a number of other teams, including ones fielded by prominent agents, that will come from our SPL Super Camps." Previously, the SPL has hosted national teams from USA Basketball, Basketball Canada, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, China and the Ukraine.

In the past, marquee names like Magic Johnson have fielded teams and you can expect to see any number of future NBA stars. Kobe Bryant, Penny Hardaway, Moses Malone, Karl Malone, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry, Antwan Jamison, Baron Davis, Dominique Wilkins, Tyronn Lue, Shane Battier, Clyde Drexler and some 600 other past and present NBA players, have made their league debut at or participated in the SPL.

To date, NBA teams expected to be a part of the 2003 SPL include the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets, Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors.

SPL will also be holding Super Camps for newcomers-"guys with game"-- Mon., June 30-Thurs., July 3, also at the Pyramid courts. The Super Camps are designed for players seekinting year to date, with some of the NBA's most talented teams and draft picks expected to participate," says John Younesi, longtime SPL president-owner. "We are also expecting a surprise team or two, along with various outstanding foreign national teams and a number of other teams, including ones fielded by prominent agents, that will come from our SPL Super Camps." Previously, the SPL has hosted national teams from USA Basketball, Basketball Canada, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Sweden, Finland, China and the Ukraine.

In the past, marquee names like Magic Johnson have fielded teams and you can expect to see any number of future NBA stars. Kobe Bryant, Penny Hardaway, Moses Malone, Karl Malone, Tyson Chandler, Eddy Curry, Antwan Jamison, Baron Davis, Dominique Wilkins, Tyronn Lue, Shane Battier, Clyde Drexler and some 600 other past and present NBA players, have made their league debut at or participated in the SPL.

To date, NBA teams expected to be a part of the 2003 SPL include the Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Seattle SuperSonics, Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets, Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors.

SPL will also be holding Super Camps for newcomers-"guys with game"-- Mon., June 30-Thurs., July 3, also at the Pyramid courts. The Super Camps are designed for players seeking a professional basketball career via exposure to the many teams, leagues and agents that participate in SPL. Scouts from the NBA, NBDL, CBA, USBL and numerous foreign leagues typically attend the SPL in search of new talent.

Prospects should call the SPL office, (310) 445-4646, or visit the SPL website, www.summerproleague.com, for more information. Individual tickets will be $10 and go on sale at the Pyramid Box Office at Long Beach State. Call (562) 985-4949 for details. Season tickets for $120 (less than $1 a game) and group tickets will also be available for $7 for those in groups of 20 or more.
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Postby clublakers on Fri May 30, 2003 7:04 pm

Good work LD2k, I'll build that into the new and improved schedule.

LD2k, you're gonna cover those games in the Gameday section, right?
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Postby Lakers Dynasty 2000 on Fri May 30, 2003 8:52 pm

For sure, oh for sure. If it's Lakers, it's in gameday. :man11:
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