The Cleveland Cavaliers' new NBA Development League team will 'Charge" into their inagural season in Canton.
The D-League team will be named the Canton Charge according to the Cavaliers website. The announcement was made Thursday afternoon during a news conference at the Canton Memorial Civic Center, where the team will play their home games.
“The Canton Charge franchise is powered by the Cleveland Cavaliers, but they are truly energized by the Greater Canton community,” said Cavaliers President Len Komoroski.
“Today, we are proud to unveil a team identity that is very much the result of a collaborative process between our organization and the great fans here.”
Quite a bit of research was done to see what the team's new identity would be as thousands of Cavs fans submitted input in naming the team via the team’s official website, social media outlets, and fan on the street interviews.
The Charge begins their inaugural season at the November 25th at 7:30 p.m. against the defending NBA D-League Champion Iowa Energy.
On the Web www.cantoncharge.com
Think you got game? The Cavs new NBA Development League franchise will be giving people a chance to showcase their skill on the court.
WKYC-TV is reporting the Canton franchise will hold open player tryouts in Canton and Cleveland.
A team spokesman says the NBA lockout does not affect the NBDL and that the tryouts will continue.
The Cleveland tryout starts Oct. 8 and will continue on Sunday Oct. 9 at St. Ignatius High School. The Canton tryout will begin on Oct. 15 and continue Oct. 16 at the Canton Memorial Fieldhouse.
The tryouts will offer players the opportunity to showcase their talents as well as earn an invitation to the team's training camp in November.
Information about the tryouts, registration forms and payment options and instructions are available online at CantonNBA.com or at Canton Memorial Civic Center office.
The D-League season tips off November 25th.
On the Web www.wkyc.com
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