US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Plays in Kenner League

July 18, 2012

WASHINGTON - The Kenner League is an institution during the summer at Georgetown University. One of the top summer basketball leagues in the country, area college fans have come to McDonough Arena to see players from Georgetown and other local schools.

And sure, there's always the chance that a current player in the NBA will show up. Former Hoyas such as Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert and Greg Monroe have suited up in the Kenner League. Last summer, during the NBA lockout, Kevin Durant made an appearance.

In one of those "Only in D.C." moments, however, the opening weekend of the Kenner League included a game between Can't Be Stop and The Tombs, a squad generally made up of incoming Georgetown freshmen basketball players.

That game was of interest because it was the first chance for fans to see the Hoyas incoming players, but as fans showed up, they found out there was another player of interest on the floor, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who played for Can't Be Stop.

It's not unusual for Duncan, who played basketball at Harvard and had a brief professional career in Australia, but may have been a first for the Kenner League.

That said, Duncan hopes to be around for as much as his work allows him during the summer.

"I want to thank Georgetown University for opening its doors to so many student-athletes and outstanding ball players from the DC area," Duncan said. "I enjoyed the chance to compete against Georgetown's current and future players and so many others who play here and in professional leagues across the globe."

It was a treat for the Georgetown players as well, who did not know who Duncan was at first, but soon realized that the Cabinet secretary had some game.

"It was pretty cool," Georgetown junior John Caprio said. "I've obviously heard of him, but when we got out on the floor, I didn't know it was him. Once we started to play you could tell he's been around the game and knew what he was doing."

 

 

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