Premier Scouting Event Returns to Mississauga, Ontario
The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, will participate in the 2018 NBA G League Showcase. The four-day, 26-game event will run from Jan. 10-13, 2018, and feature the league’s 26 teams playing two regular-season games each in Mississauga, Ontario, the NBA announced today.
NBA G League Showcase 2018, the league’s primary in-season scouting event, is expected to draw personnel from all 30 NBA teams. During or immediately following the last 13 Showcases, more than 50 players earned Call-Ups to the NBA.
In addition to the full slate of games, NBA G League Showcase 2018 will feature several off-the-court events, including a women-in-sports panel, a coach’s clinic and a chalk talk with referees. Additionally, the Jr. NBA will return to Mississauga to host clinics for local children, while the NBA G League’s School Day initiative will welcome students from around the region.
The full game and broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.
Fans who want to support the Memphis Hustle can do so now by calling (901) 888-HOOP or going online to memphishustle.com and purchasing 2017/18 Season Tickets today, starting at $8 per game. For more information on the Hustle, ‘like’ Memphis Hustle on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram (@memphishustle).
About the NBA G League
The NBA’s official minor league, the NBA G League prepares players, coaches, officials, trainers and front-office staff for the NBA while acting as the league’s research and development laboratory. Featuring 26 teams with direct affiliations with NBA franchises for the 2017-18 season, the league offers elite professional basketball at an affordable price in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. An all-time-high 44 percent of all NBA players at the end of the 2016-17 season boasted NBA G League experience. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA Cares programs. NBA G League games are available on ESPN’s family of networks and NBA TV.