Men’s basketball team begins process for tryouts


Grambling State University men’s basketball team has announced the opportunity for a walk-on athlete to receive a scholarship to play this season. 

The coaching staff will hold an informational meeting to provide potential players with the criteria to tryout for the team.  

The meeting will take place Friday in the Fredrick C. Hodby Assembly Center in Section 101 at 1:30 p.m.  

“We are possibly looking to give a scholarship to one of the walk-ons,” said Coach Joseph Price, the head coach of Grambling’s men’s basketball team. 

At this moment, the amount of the scholarship is still being deliberated according to Price. 

The Tigers are looking to add up to four new players through the tryout process.  Price mentioned they are in specifically looking for big men and point guards but all positions are encouraged to attend the meeting, compete the required steps for clearance and try out. 

After not collecting a victory last season, the Tigers are determined to add athletes with good character, passion for the  the game, coachablity and seriousness about academics. 

The men’s basketball team is looking for young men that will help increase their current APR rating.  

Students with good academic standing with the university and high GPAs are encouraged to attend the meeting. 

“It really boils down to the right fit,” said Price, who is in his second season as head coach. 

Price is determined to find not only good athletes but also players serious about performing well in the classroom as well. 

Bossier-Parish Community College (BPCC) students attending classes at Grambling State University are not permitted to participate on any Grambling athletic program. 

But, the coaches encourage those students that are serious about playing after they officially transfer into Grambling to attend the meeting. 

These students will get a preview for what will be required for future involvement. 

There are three main requirements for try-outs, which will be announced on a later date; an official physical, a sickle cell trait test and the NCAA Clearinghouse.