2018 Open Tryout

The Greensboro Swarm, the Charlotte Hornets affiliate, is approaching its third season in the NBA G League. The Swarm will host local player tryouts where participants can showcase their talents in front of Swarm and Hornets basketball operations personnel. Prospects can earn an NBA G League contract and an invitation to the Swarm’s training camp in November.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

UNC Greensboro Kaplan Center for Wellness
1301 West Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27403

Check-In:   8:30 – 10:00 AM
Tryout:   10:30 AM – 3:00 PM


Registration for the 2018 Open Tryouts will be accepted until Wednesday, September 12. To register, please do the following:

Step 1: Registration Forms

Print out and complete the following forms (a participants registration will not be considered complete until all the forms are received and signed):

Registration Form
Release Form
Health Authorization Form
UNCG Authorization Form
Hotel Authorization Form

Step 2: Payment

The fee to participate in the 2018 Open Player Tryouts is $200, in the form of a cashier’s check or money order made payable to Hornets D League, LLC.

No other payments will be accepted. This a nonrefundable fee.

Step 3: Mail to Swarm Office

Mail the four forms and the $200 registration fee (cashiers check or money order) to:

Attention: Greensboro Swarm, Player Tryout
2411-B West Gate City Blvd.
Greensboro, NC, 27403

We recommend sending via a traceable carrier like FedEx, UPS, DHL to ensure delivery. The Swarm will not be responsible for any lost mail.


Upon receiving all elements, an email will be sent confirming your spot in the tryouts. Make sure to provide an email address on your registration form.

A spot in the tryout will not be held unless all elements are completed and submitted.


Please note
Walk-up registration the day of the tryouts is not guaranteed to be available. If the tryout is not at capacity after preregistration, walk-up registration will only be available on a first-come, first-serve basis that morning until capacity is reached. The walk-up registration fee will be a $250 nonrefundable, cash-only deposit at the door.


For any questions regarding open tryouts please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Additional questions not addressed by the FAQ document can be emailed to tryouts@gsoswarm.com.

Calls to the Greensboro Swarm office will be directed to submit questions via email to the email address above.


The 2018 Open Player Tryouts is presented by BPR Properties, which represents Hilton and Marriott branded hotels. Through BPR Properties, a reduced rate of $99 is available to tryout participants at one of its local hotels.

The three locations offering the discounted rate include Courtyard by Marriott Greensboro Airport (7811 National Service Road), Residence Inn by Marriott Greensboro Airport (7616 Thorndike Road) and Home2 Suites by Hilton Greensboro Airport (7801 National Service Road).

If interested, contact the hotel of your choice and let them know you are participating in the tryout to receive the discount.