Phoenix Mercury to Hold Tryouts for Male Practice Squad, Brought to you by IASIS Healthcare

The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury is looking for skilled male basketball players to try out for the team’s 2017 Male Practice Squad, brought to you by IASIS Healthcare, on Saturday, April 22 at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The one-hour tryouts will run from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. on the Annexus Practice Court, with session one taking place from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and session two taking place from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Those interested in trying out must be at least 18 years of age, and are encouraged to sign-up online at Tryouts are free and complimentary parking will be available in the Talking Stick Resort Arena garage (on 1st Street, just south of Jefferson). Women who tryout will be considered for the Phoenix Mercury team.

Tryouts will be led by Mercury assistant coach Julie Hairgrove and all participants in attendance will receive a free “Male Practice Squad” t-shirt. See image below. The Male Practice Squad will be comprised of approximately 20 players who will get the unique opportunity to practice against Mercury stars Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, and the rest of the 2017 team. Women are also invited to participate in the tryout.

Get a front-row seat for history this summer! Diana Taurasi will open the 2017 regular season just 178 points shy of becoming the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history, as she attempts to lead the Mercury to a WNBA-record tying fourth championship.  Tickets for the Fry’s Food Stores Home Opener on Sunday, May 14, and the other 16 regular-season Mercury home games can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting