Introducing . . . YOUR Memphis Hustle! (Photo: Warren Roseborough)

Having just celebrated my 49th birthday, any hoop dreams I had in my youth would be a nightmare these days — especially for my knees and ankles.

But if you’re young enough and think you still have enough game, you might want to try your luck at joining the Memphis Hustle, the G-League Affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies. From Hustle PR:

Memphis, Tenn. – The Memphis Hustle, the NBA G League affiliate of the Memphis Grizzlies, will hold the final session of its second annual open player tryouts for the upcoming 2018-19 season on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at DeSoto Central High School (2911 Central Pkwy, Southaven, MS 38672). Doors will open for registration at 9 a.m.

 Detailed information about the tryouts, registration forms and payment options and instructions are available online at http://memphishustle.com/hustle-tryouts-2018.

For advance registrations completed online prior to the day of each tryout, the fee is $175. The fee increases to $225 for registrations completed upon walk-up registration.

Pre-registration will be capped at 60 participants, so those who plan to pre-register are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. Pre-registration will close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 for the Southaven tryout. Those wishing to do walk-up registration can pay by cash, credit card and cashier’s check, but not by personal check. All applicants must be eligible to play in the NBA G League and complete the required paperwork. Additionally, all participants will receive a T-shirt with registration. For any further questions, please contact Wade Langlois at wlanglois@grizzlies.com.

Have fun . . . me and my knees will be praying for you . . . with an ice wrap, of course . . .