The SPL Returns: Los Angeles and Orlando 2013
The Los Angeles Summer Pro Basketball League (SPL), a sanctioned NBA event for nearly 40 years, is back for another exciting 2013 season.
We extend a warm welcome to all professional players and (undrafted/drafted) basketball players ready to take their career to the next level. The SPL has a prolific history in launching the careers of over 800+ NBA players and 1000+ free agent players’ careers - where a 17 year old named Kobe Bryant played his first professional game.
The highlights from our inaugural “return” 2012 season included; 16 Pro free-agent teams, three All-Star Professional teams from well established basketball leagues, foreign pro teams from Japan and China...plus many players from top colleges and players from the NBA, NBDL and FIBA leagues. However, the SPL is most proud of the approximate 18 players from our league that have gone on to secure professional basketball contracts -- including one NBA contract. These accomplishments have been the premise of the SPL for 39 seasons.
With the success of the Los Angeles SPL, we have decided to expand to the East coast in Orlando, Florida this summer. Our league in Orlando will be called, Los Angeles Summer Pro League SPL East. SPL East will only enhance the luster and importance of the SPL, while expanding its reach to basketball players in under-served areas wishing to launch their pro career and/or play against top athletes from around the world.
Due to the success of last season, we anticipate a large turnout for the two-day tryouts and summer leagues in both cities; Los Angeles and Orlando. Also, the SPL will hold “pro” tryouts in Atlanta, Georgia at Westlake High School and Buffalo, New York at Holy Angels Academy High School May 11 and 12.
For any information for this SPL Event (media credentials, tickets, site directions, hotels), please contact the SPL offices; 800.330.1779 or via email at email@example.com.
Los Angeles SPL at East LA College, Monterey Park, CA
July 17 and 18 – Tryouts
July 20 – 29 – League Play
July 30 – Four Team Playoffs
July 31 – Championship
Los Angeles SPL East at Winter Park Community Center, Winter Park, FL
July 7 and 8 – Tryouts
July 11 – 14, 17 – 21 – League Play
*Dates and location subject to change.
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