Basketball bounces into Myrtle Beach (Update: roster filled)

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Update 10/16/11: The Warriors have been busy signing contracts before the first game that happens next month.

The range of players go from fresh-out-of-school college players to 34-year-old veterans. The Sun News has full details about each player and an interview with the coach. Read it here. 

Update 9/15/11: Despite the confusion, The South Carolina Warriors held tryouts and collected a bit of video footage of the event. 

You can see that they have a few other videos on their YouTube channel.

Update 9/10/11: Originally the South Carolina Warriors management team had announced tryouts for both the basketball and dance team would be this weekend.

But it turns out the Sunday tryout schedule was cancelled according to posts on their Facebook page. Then we saw WBTW had a strange posting that said it was only the dance team tryouts were both Saturday and Sunday with the Sunday audition costing $100. Our best guess is the $100 fee was for the basketball team tryout. 

The most reliable information we found was this flyer which says The South Carolina Warriors Dance Team auditions will be on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at Terry & Don's Gynmastics and there will be a $25 tryout fee. 

Update 9/7/11: The Warriors have announced Chris Beard as their new head coach.

The Sun News broke the story and have a few more details about the announcement. Read it here. According to, Beard left his coaching position on the Texas Tech men's basketball staff only a few months after being brought on. 

Update 8/12/11: Tryouts for the South Carolina Warriors will take place Sept. 9 in Myrtle Beach. So go ahead and mark your calendars. As soon as we find out more information we will pass it along. 

First report: The American Basketball Association (ABA) announced that it has added an expansion team in Myrtle Beach, SC for the upcoming 2011-2012 season, the South Carolina Warriors

The South Carolina Warriors will be owned by Indianapolis-based Platinum Entertainment Group LLC/Dymond Recodz (PEG) and is slated to drop its first home hardwood games at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

ABA's CEO Joe Newman stated:

This is our first team in South Carolina and it is long overdue. With so many teams in Georgia and North Carolina, we really were eager to have a team there and in this ownership, we have a rock solid group to make this something really special - and Myrtle Beach is a really special city too.

The South Carolina Warriors bounce Carolina Jaguars on November 18th for the season opener. The season goes through March, featuring 15 home and 15 road games.

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