According to OurSportsCentral, the Maine Red Claws have announced open tryouts for 2010. For all of you with a dream and a spare $150, the Red Claws will be at UMass-Boston September 11-12. It is unclear from the announcement if this will be the Claws’ only open tryout in 2010 – last year they also held one in Charlotte, home of their other NBA affiliate.
Red Claws Head Coach Austin Ainge (who is currently barnstorming Maine with youth basketball clinics) will be on hand to evaluate players. For their inaugural season the Red Claws found three players through the open tryouts: Mike Williams, Stanley Thomas and Abdulai Jalloh all played in the season opener.
Thomas only played with the Claws for two games; Williams and Jalloh lasted eight and nine games before leaving the team. Jalloh was the only one of the three to stay in the D-League for most of the season, landing with the Springfield Armor just three days after being waived by Maine. Jalloh did well in Springfield, averaging almost 12PPG for the Armor for the rest of the season.