Some info on participants at tryout was already known with some big names that will participate in men’s competition and one of the most talented players in the world in women’s competition.
But, officially, Puerto Rican middle blocker/opposite hitter Steven Morales and opposite/outisde hitter from Canada Tabitha Love are selected as first ranked on male’s and female’s applicants list.
A total of 166 male and 54 female players had applied and finally 24 players per competition were chosen and invited. Men’s tryout will be held on May 11-13 at “Incheon Songlim Gymnasium”, Korea. Women’s tryout will be held on April 27-29 at “American Sports Center”, Anaheim. After tryout, 7 male and 6 female players will be drafted by Korean clubs. The drafted players for 2016/2017 season will be paid 300,000 USD (male) and 150,000 USD (female) basic salary, plus win bonus and championship bonus.
Top 5 Male Invitees:
1. Steven Morales (Puerto Rico, MB/OP)
2. Artur Udrys (Belarus, MB/OP)
3. Mohamed Alhachdadi (Morocco, OP)
4. Mitja Gasparini (Slovenia, OP)
5. Rolando Cepeda (Cuba, OP)
Top 5 Female Invitees
1. Tabitha Love (Canada, OP&OH)
2. Alexa Gray (Canada, OH)
3. Brayelin Elizabeth Martínez (Dominican Rep, OH)
4. Yunieska Robles (Cuba, OH)
5. Daly Santana (Puerto Rico, OH)
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