2018-19 Erie BayHawks Open Tryouts

By Billy Hartman | August 14, 2018


Saturday, September 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ERIE, PA – The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, announced today the team’s only open tryout will be held on Saturday, September 15 at the Georgia State University Sports Arena (125 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303). This will be a one-day tryout and will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Players interested in participating are required to complete all registration forms found here or at the BayHawks front office.

Staff members from both the Erie BayHawks and Atlanta Hawks will be on hand to evaluate all participants. Players will be taken through a series of skill work and live scrimmages. Prospects who participate in the open tryout will compete for an invitation to the BayHawks training camp.

There is a non-refundable registration fee of $175 that can be paid by money order or cashier’s check payable to the Erie BayHawks. Credit cards are also accepted by calling the Erie BayHawks at 814-790-5600. Pre-registration forms and payments must be submitted by Tuesday, September 11. Registration forms can be mailed to the Erie BayHawks at 110 East Eighth Street, Erie, PA 16501, or by clicking here to register online. Pre-registration is highly advised as space is limited and walk-up registrations the day of the event are subject to availability. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with the open player tryout beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Both Craig Sword and Tommy Williams earned roster spots last season after having attended the 2017 open tryout in Atlanta. Sword appeared in 49 games (29 starts) for the BayHawks during the 2017-18 season, averaging 8.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 23.9 minutes of play (.469 FG%, .729 FT%). Williams saw action in 40 games, registering 2.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 10.4 minutes.

For more information, please contact the BayHawks front office at 814-790-5600 or visit eriebayhawks.com.