Think You Can Ball? Tryout For The MDC Basketball Team

The Miami Dade College men’s and women’s basketball teams are holding open tryouts for potential walk-on spots Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Tryouts will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Gibson Center at Kendall Campus, 11011 SW 104th St.

To be eligible for the team, prospective players need to meet these requirements:

  • Students must be enrolled and have 12 credits during the Fall Semester.
  • Students must maintain 12 credits and a 2.0 GPA throughout the semester.
  • Students must have taken a physical exam within the past year. A copy of the exam must be presented.
  • Students must have general insurance.

Coming off a season where the men’s basketball team led the nation in multiple offensive categories but failed to qualify for the state tournament, going 16-14, Sharks head coach Kevin Ledoux hopes to find players who fit his team’s system.

“It’s a high level of competition,” Ledoux said. “We recruit from all over the country; all over the world.”

Meanwhile, the Lady Sharks are hoping to build off the momentum they had last season, when they won 71% of their games and finished 11-1 in conference play. The team was named Southern Conference champions for the first time in ten years.

Lady Sharks assistant coach Erica Redman hopes the tryouts attract players who provide a “push” and motivate the team to meet their potential.

That “diamond in the rough” as Redman said, is what every coach is looking for.

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