Mercury hosting tryouts March 27 at US Airways Center

2009 WNBA Champion Drafting Practice Squad for 2010 Season

March 2, 2010

The Phoenix Mercury is holding tryouts for its official male practice squad on Saturday, March 27 from 1-5 p.m. at US Airways Center. Players will compete for a spot on the 15-person volunteer squad, who will scrimmage and train with 2009 Finals MVP Diana Taurasi and the two-time WNBA Champions at select practices from April through August.

Men interested in trying out must be at least 18-years-old. Those selected to the team will receive a pair of basketball shoes and tickets to a Suns and Mercury game.

The tryouts will consist of full court scrimmaging on the official Mercury and Suns practice court as well as drills to test basketball skills. Gaines, a former NBA player, will run the tryouts with the help of assistant coach and former WNBA player Bridget Pettis and General Manager and member of the Naismith Hall of Fame Ann Meyers Drysdale.

Registration for the tryouts is open through March 25, complete the form below. All attendees will receive a boxed lunch and complimentary T-shirt at the tryouts on March 27.

*Women interested in trying out for the Phoenix Mercury can send information and DVD to: Phoenix Mercury Basketball Operations, PO Box 1369, Phoenix AZ 85001.