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Training Camp Opens For NBDL's Fayetteville Team

Posted February 4, 2001 6:00 a.m. EST

— The new National Basketball Development League (NBDL) is looking for players. Potential players started a 10-day training camp Monday at the Crown Coliseum.

The group of athletes will head to Argentina for the South American League Basketball Championships in a couple of weeks. However, while in Fayetteville, they hope to score points with NBDL recruiters.

"We are going to target two types of players. First, those who are second or second to last cuts of the NBA teams. We'd like to have them on our team," says Milt Newton, director of player personnel. "Those guys have potential, but they are missing a little something to keep them from playing on NBA teams. Secondly, those college players who were not drafted or not invited to an NBA camp."

The public is invited to watch Tuesday's practice from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The players will also sign autographs.