Although there are no official tryouts for the RHI Pacers (since they are a Division II team) and anyone is welcome to participate, the level of competitiveness is still very high, according to Vonda Brooks, Director of Community Relations for the Pacers.
"It's the most exciting basketball game you'll ever see," said Brooks
."These are physically fit individuals, their basketball skills are incredible.The athleticism, the competitiveness and the drive that they have is a part of their dedication to the game.They are ambassadors to youth.They go out and do clinics for youth; they're great role-models."
According to Brooks
, the RHI Pacers
come to Conseco Fieldhouse
once a month to practice and are given a lump sum by the Pacers at the beginning of each season which they allocate as they see fit.
"I think it's a benefit to have the Pacers'
name affiliated with them," Brooks
Kemp, Fox and Brooks
all agree a youth league would be a great addition to the city.
"I'd love for the fans to grow and hopefully fill the arena for tournaments," said Brooks