|Written by Vermont Sports Network
|Wednesday, 18 July 2007
Source: Burlington Free Press
The Vermont Frost Heaves -- the reigning American Basketball Association champions -- are interested in a few players who participated in a weekend tryout camp in New Jersey.
Vermont head coach Will Voigt said most of the 25 players who tried out had been invited by the Heaves as the team looks to build a new roster for its second season.
"I would say there are four players from that group that we are interested in," Voigt said Tuesday. "Hopefully, we will be able to come to a contractual agreement with them."
The Frost Heaves' second tryout session, which will focus on Vermonters, will be July 28 and 29 at St. Michael's College. Interested players are urged to pre-register at www.vermont- frostheaves.com.
Director of operations Mike Healey said contract offers have been extended to several members of the Vermont team that beat the Texas Tycoons in the ABA title game in late March, but the team is likely to need fresh talent because Voigt estimates about half of the championship team will move on to a higher level.
"A big part of what we hope to become is an incubator for European and NBA teams. We have tried to help players ready to make that next step," Voigt said.
"Aaron Cook has interest from NBA teams," Voigt said, referring to the former University of Hartford guard who led the Frost Heaves in scoring.
Voigt also said teams in Germany and Spain have been in touch with Kevin Mickens, Vermont's 6-foot-9 power forward. Point guard Tyrone Barley has a strong offer from a French team while guard Kelvin Parker is also being pursued by high-level teams, Voigt added.
Vermont has already signed two players for the 2008-09 season, including forward John Bryant, who played on the team last year.
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