EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Former USI basketball star Alex Stein has a goal of playing professionally and on Friday he took a huge step towards accomplishing that.
Stein participated in an open tryout, for the NBA G League. The NBA G League, the official development league of the NBA, held a player invitational in Chicago.
The event challenged G League hopefuls vying to receive a contract for the NBA G League Draft in October. The showcase allows players to showcase their skills in full-court games for NBA G League player personnel, executives, coaches, and industry scouts.
Each player was assigned to a team consisting of other players, participating in the tryout and played a minimum of two 36-minute games. The focus of the invitational, was on game play, and not on skill workouts.
NBA G League scouts were on hand, so Stein had the chance to show them what he can do. Stein averaged over 17 points a game, his senior season, as he eclipsed the 2,000-point barrier, for his career. He led USI to the Division II Elite Eight, where they lost to Point Loma, in the semifinals.