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Local Women’s Minor League Basketball Association Team to Host Open Tryouts in Columbia

The Carolina Stars of the Women’s Minor League Basketball Association (WMLBA) will host their free-agent tryouts on April 30, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Spring Valley High School located at 120 Sparkleberry Lane, Columbia, SC 29229.

In its first year, the Carolina Stars is one of nine franchise teams in the WMLBA, which will begin its inaugural season this summer. The WMLBA is a minor league basketball association for women designed to help players prepare to play in the WNBA.


Those interested in trying out may register online at until April 23, 2017.

Walk-up registration will be available on the morning of April 30 on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached. Walk-up participants will be required to complete a registration form and pay a $75 nonrefundable registration fee, cash only.

Player check in will take place from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m and tryouts will be from 12:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.

This will be the second invitational tryout of the Carolina Stars’ inaugural season. The general public and others interested may also watch the tryouts for only $1.

Left to Right: Shamona Nelson, Owner of the Carolina Stars and Head Coach Ciara Anderson.

“With the USC women’s basketball team winning the NCAA Championship, the arrival of the Carolina Stars couldn’t come at a better time! South Carolina has always been known as a football state but now Dawn Staley and Frank Martin have changed that. Basketball in South Carolina has a bright future and the Carolina Stars are looking forward to being a part of that future.” – Owner, Shamona Nelson

If you would like more information about the Carolina Stars, contact Raquel Felder via email at [email protected].

About The Carolina Stars

The Carolina Stars will help women basketball players who are released from the WNBA and who are looking to gain an opportunity to play on the next level sharpen their athletic skills while preparing for other major league opportunities. As a growing franchise, the Carolina Stars guarantee quality service by providing as a filter for the training, academic goal setting, market and develop educational and career goals for women in basketball before and after the game of sports.

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