July 2, 2014
After celebrating the Fourth of July with fireworks on Friday night, area basketball fans can enjoy some of the best summer action when the Nike Pro-City Jabbo Kenner League starts on Saturday, July 5 at McDonough Arena on the campus of Georgetown University.
The Nike Pro-City League (formerly the Kenner League) is among the top summer college basketball leagues in the country and is annually held at Georgetown, affording basketball fans a chance to see current, future and former college basketball players competing head-to-head over the summer.
The schedule for the 2014 season is set to begin on Saturday, July 5, with five games opening the season. Action starts at 1 p.m. when On Point takes on Premier Athletics. Teasley Assist will play A. Wash Associates at 2:15 p.m., followed by The Tombs playing Team Takeover (3:30 p.m.), Symonds All-Stars against Clyde's (4:45 p.m.) and Higher Level against Team Oohhs & Aahhs (6 p.m.).
Five games will be played on Sunday, July 6 as well, beginning at 1 p.m.
Georgetown players will be spread out among six teams in the 12-team league, which will feature two divisions, Air and Flight.
Freshmen Isaac Copeland (Raleigh, N.C./Brewster Academy) and LJ Peak (Gaffney, S.C./Gaffney) will play for The Tombs, while classmates Tre Campbell (Washington, D.C./St. John's College HS) and Paul White (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young) will play for Clyde's.
Seniors Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) and Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) will play for Team Takeover, while senior guard Aaron Bowen (Jacksonville, Fla./QEA [N.C.]) and junior center Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) will play for DCX.
Junior guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Indianapolis, Ind./Oak Hill) and freshman Trey Mourning (Miami, Fla./Ransom Everglades) are on the roster for A. Wash Associates, while junior David Allen (Dallas, Texas/Dallas Baptist) and sophomore Reggie Cameron (Hackensack, N.J./Hudson Catholic) will play for Symonds All-Stars and junior Riyan Williams (Dunkirk, Md./Archbishop Carroll [D.C.]) will play for On Point.
The Air Division includes Premier Athletics, Clyde's, On Point, Teasley Assist, A. Wash Associates and Symonds All-Stars. The Flight Division will include Lincoln Park, DCX, Team Takeover, The Tombs, Higher Level and Team Oohhs & Aahhs.
Regular season games will be played every weekend through the end of July. There will be games on Friday starting on July 18 and the final day of regular season play is Saturday, Aug. 2.
Quarterfinal games will be played on Sunday, Aug. 3 beginning at 2 p.m. Semifinal games will be played on Saturday, Aug. 9 (1 p.m., 2:20 p.m.) and the championship game will be played on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m.
All parking for Nike Pro-City Jabbo Kenner League games will be in the Southwest Garage off the Canal Road entrance to the University.