EBC Creates 'Dream Team' Comprised Of Fans For This Year's Ruckers Tournament
Thirteen first-time players will be chosen to compete against the EBC’s usual mix of NBA, NCAA and professional streetball players during open tryouts taking place in New York City this Monday (May 21).
“This was a request that we received from so many fans and ball players the world over,” explains Stefan Malliet, Marketing and Public Relations Managers for the EBC. “We decided it was more than time to bring true fan representation to the courts.”
Tryouts for the Dream Team will be held from 6-9pm at the Kennedy Center, located at 34 West 135th Street, between Lenox and 5th Avenues in Harlem.
Now in its 25th year, the Entertainers Basketball Classic at Rucker Park has become a staple event in New York City during the summer.
Past teams have represented Terror Squad, Black Wall Street, D Block, J Records, Hot 97, Bad Boy and others.
The event is supported by celebrities from the sports, music, tv/film and fashion industries.
Players in previous years have included LA Laker Lamar Odom, Sacramento King Ron Artest, Houston Rocket Rafer “Skip To My Lou” Alston, graduating Florida Gator Joakim Noah, JD Williams of HBO’s The Wire, 106 & Park Host Rocsi, Hip-Hop legends Lovebug Starski, Grandmaster Caz and others.
For more information on the EBC Dream Team tryouts visit the EBC’s website at www.ebcsports.com.