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03-19-2007, 02:09 PM
Playing in Korea is great financially and an opportunity most won't ever see. Most requirements that the league and teams usually want are tall inside players.Same, goes for the womens league. They choose top players that play in the WNBA, such as Lisa Leslie, Seimone Augustus and among others.This year there will be pre-draft tryouts held in Las Vegas, NEVADA. Here is info from the site (http://www.kbl.or.kr/eng/eng01_01.asp):
<blockquote>Korean Basketball League Pre-Draft Tryout
(July 19-21, 2007, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)

Korean Basketball League(KBL) Pre-Draft Tryout Camp for Foreign Players will be held from July 19th(Thu) to 21st(Sat), 2007 at Tarkanian Basketball Academy in Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.
The players who are interested in playing in Korea for 2007~2008 season, which will start from the middle of October 2007 to the end of April 2008, and meet the qualifications below, fill out the application form and send a fax or e-mail the required documents to KBL office by May 21st, 2007.(Korea Time)

A. Qualifications
1. Must have at least a high school diploma
2. Must be at least 18 years of age
3. Height limit : Under 6?10?(208cm) (Measured without wearing shoes)

B. Required Documents
1. KBL Tryout Application Form (must be signed by player)
2. Resume (with a recent photo)
3. Personal data (stats must be official game stats)
4. A copy of university / college / high school diploma (or copy of transcript)
5. Letter of Clearance from previous team (as required by FIBA)
6. Letter of Recommendation (if available)
7. Character Reference from 3 non-family members (optional)

C. Application Deadline
KBL tryout application form should be arrived at KBL office by May 21st, 2007.(Korea Time)

D. Pre-Draft Tryout &amp; Draft
1. KBL will draft 20 foreign players for 2007~2008 season.
2. This is an invited-players-only pre-draft camp. KBL Technical Committee will screen all the application documents at the beginning of June and players that are invited for the pre-draft tryout will be informed in the middle of June.
3. All the invited players will be asked to send a registration fee of US$100 (non-refundable) to secure a spot at the tryout.

E. Compensation &amp; Condition
1. The term of player’s contract is from September 1st, 2007 to March 31st, 2008(7 months contract). Each player will receive the net amount of US$25,000 per month during the regular season. Players will additionally get paid a net bonus of US$300 for every winning game as a winning bonus.
2. In the playoffs, players will be compensated for his extended services on a pro rata basis with the monthly payment of the net amount of US$25,000. The players will additionally get paid a playoffs incentive bonus.
3. The clubs shall provide a dormitory room, meals during the season, and a round trip of airline tickets(business class) for each player.
4. A player once can invite one of his relatives during the season. The clubs shall provide a round trip of airline ticket &amp; his(or her) board and lodge for the maximum of 7 days.

F. Inquires
: Any questions regarding this event should be directed to following number and address.
Attn: Jun-hee Woo
KBL Center 5th Fl. 2 Nonhyun-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul, Korea 135-010
Tel: (822) 2106-3042, Fax: (822) 2106-3094
e- Mail: draft@kbl.or.kr </blockquote>