The College Park Skyhawks, an NBA G League team, and affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, hosted tryouts for the first time since before the onset of the pandemic. In preparation for the upcoming 2021-22 G League season, NBA hopefuls gathered on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Woodward Academy to shoot their shot at a place on the team.
The team’s general manager, Atlanta native Tori Miller, calls it the “most competitive [tryout] yet” after seeing the hoopers’ energy and talent.
Joining the Skyhawks’ coaching staff at the tryout was rapper 2 Chainz, a College Park, Georgia, native, and part of the team’s ownership group since 2019. He spoke during a game break, offering motivation to the hopefuls.
“This is an opportunity not only for y’all but for me. Don’t take [this] for granted and no matter what happens today, don’t shut your dream down,” said the “Pretty Girls Like Trap Music” artist. “I didn’t get my millions ‘till I turned 30, so you just gotta be patient.”
He jokingly challenged the players, “If anyone thinks they can shoot better than me, let me know.”
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