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Riptide free agent camp crucial

May 8, 2006 - American Basketball Association (ABA) - Oregon Riptide News Release

Portland, OR. The ABA Oregon Riptide will begin play this November and feel that their upcoming free agent camp on May 27th will be a vital part in putting their roster together. "There is no draft in the ABA; all players are signed as free agents. This camp will be the cornerstone of those efforts," said owner J. Brice. "I will be a very involved owner much like George Steinbrenner or Mark Cuban and if a player can play and wants to become a part of our community, I will welcome them."

The free agent camp is set to begin at 9am with registration and work-outs beginning at 10am. Along with J. Brice, several coaches and basketball operations personnel will be there to evaluate the talent. "Every team has to start somewhere," added Brice. "Here is our start. I hope that players nationwide will take advantage of this opportunity."

Applicants should be prepared for a complete evaluation of their professionalism as well as their basketball knowledge and ability. To pre-register online, please send your player resume to [email protected] . The tryout will be held at Warner Pacific College. For directions, visit or visit or

Note: OurSports Central no longer actively covers the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a professional league due in part to its inability to publish and play a schedule and the transitory nature of many of its teams. For information on professional minor leagues, please see OSC's basketball section.

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