Kenner Summer Basketball League heating up

The annual “Jabbo” Kenner Summer Basketball League started yesterday at McDonough Gymnasium. Teams made up of some of DC’s top college talent, including some Hoyas, are competing on weekends throughout the summer.

Georgetown players are spread out over three teams: Clyde’s (DaJuan Summers, Austin Freeman, and Julian Vaughn), The Tombs (Chris Wright, Nikita Mescheriakov, and freshmen Henry Sims, Jason Clark and Greg Monroe) and Myers & Alterman (Jessie Sapp and Omar Wattad). GUHoyas will post full rosters later in the summer.

My first Kenner League experience went well, despite a frustrating start.  I was quickly reminded that this is a summer recreational league and not the Big East—organization, at least in these early stages, is lacking.

I showed up at McDonough  at 3:30 expecting to see Clyde’s take on PG Storm. A scheduling conflict, however, meant that game was not going to take place. This news wasn’t conveyed to spectators until 45 minutes later, at 4:15.

The next game, between Clyde’s and Hoop Magic, soon began. Summers was gone, but Freeman picked up the slack for Clyde’s with plenty of help from Vaughn, a recent transfer from Florida State. Freeman exhibited the inside and outside game that he will hopefully show throughout the season, knocking down 3-point shots and getting the rim seemingly at will. 

After the jump, will Donte Green break the Hoyas’ hearts?

Vaughn was impressive as well, providing a shot-blocking threat on the defensive end but showing solid post moves and a soft mid-range jumper on offense.  Both needed to be on their game to match-up with former Syracuse star Donte Greene. An example of the Kenner League’s superb non-Georgetown talent, Greene was recently drafted 28th overall by the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.

Kenner League basketball is played at a blistering pace with spotty defense and plenty of dunks, three-pointers, and no-look passes.  The Clyde’s/Magic game was frenetic from the start as the two teams exchanged baskets en route to an 85-82 Clyde’s win.  League play will resume next Saturday at 1:00.

Admission to the games is free and all are open to the public. Schedule

4 Comments on “Kenner Summer Basketball League heating up

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  3. We enjoyed coming every summer to the games, but this summer my son is playing in the Pro games in Durham NC, at NCCU campus with Duke players and UNC players and NC State ,with pro’s from the area like Rasheed Wallace , Jerry Stackhouse, David West , Noel, ramond felton, and others but we really liked coming every summer I tried to get georgetown to look at Kevin Holmes Jr.- Kj but i did not get a responds but other schools like Duke, UNC Charlotte,UNC, NC State and others were looking …..good student…but we enjoyed the Kenner league also…..thanks for the time we did come and watch….. Kevin Holmes Sr. Tell coach he missed out on a great guard that can fly and shoot the lights out…………… at 6’1″ lefty….

  4. Kyle Middleton Played on bullis' chamiponship team last year. Freshman in college and looking to play summer basketball

    Please forward email information regarding your collegaite summer basketball leagues for D111 players. PG storm, the kenners, the tombs, and hoop magic. Looking to play in DC or maryland

    Marva Thomas
    202 375-9962

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