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PHOTOS: Raider hoops hold tryouts ahead of new season

Senior Zion Baldwin throws down a dunk during Tuesday's tryout. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ROCKINGHAM — Creating a lot of buzz last season, the Richmond Raider basketball team hopes to carry the same energy into its new season.

On Tuesday, the Raiders and sixth-year head coach Donald Pettigrew held the second day of winter sports tryouts.

Nearly 30 players attended the tryout, hoping to make the varsity or junior varsity squad.

Players started the practice by working on conditioning, passing and layup drills, before Pettigrew split them up into groups to scrimmage.

Wednesday will be another tryout day and Thursday will be the first day of official practice.

Richmond will open its season on Nov. 18 at home against non-conference Purnell Swett High School. 

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The Richmond Observer will publish a season preview in the coming weeks. 

Below are photos from Tuesday’s tryout, taken by sports editor Kyle Pillar.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.