As this year's tour goes city to city, Open Run tryouts will be held from 4-6:30 outside the arena before the tip off of every Mix Tape game. During Open Runs, Mix Tape players will handpick 2 or 3 ballers to come inside and run in the big game for a chance to show what they've got in front of the hometown crowd and a national TV audience. If the crowd and the Mix Tape Players are convinced, the chosen ones will be invited to join the tour as a member of the "AND 1 JV Squad."

And that's where you come in. You have the chance to vote for your favorite JVers. Tell us who should stay and who should start packing. Your vote will help the Mix Tape Players make their decision.

Then at the end of the season, the JV players left standing will get one last chance to convince the Players and America who should truly get his: an AND 1 endorsement contract, a spot on the AND 1 Mix Tape Tour this fall in Europe and next summer across the US, a starring role in an upcoming AND 1 Mix Tape, and the possibility to be featured in the next version of Street Hoops the video game.

So do your part, and keep your favorite baller on the bus!

JV Update:  This week we've got a new player -- Helicopter, and this race is about to take off.  Keep sending your votes, and keep your man on the bus


Which JV Baller do you want to stay on the bus?
John Humphreys aka "Helicopter"
Newport, NC
Homecourt: The Center in Beaufort, NC
Grayson aka "The Professor"
Home Court: Marion Park in downtown Salem, Oregon
Dennis Chism aka "Spyda"
Home Court: Run N' Shoot in Atlanta, Georgia