Nike Pro-City League Set to Begin on Saturday, July 6
WASHINGTON - An annual rite of summer in the District begins this weekend when Nike Pro-City League basketball action takes place 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 competing head-to-head over the summer.
The schedule for the 2013 season is set to begin on Saturday, July 6, with five games opening the season. The first game features Team Oohhs & Aahhs against Higher Level at 1 p.m., followed by The Tombs and Onpoint playing at 2:15 p.m. Premier Athlete will play Bobby Maze All-Stars at 3:30 p.m., with games featuring DCX against A. Wash. Associates following at 4:45 p.m. and Team Takeover vs. Skills & Scrimmages at 6 p.m. Four games will be played on Sunday, July 7, starting at 1 p.m.
Georgetown players will be spread out among six teams in the 12-team league, which will feature two divisions, one called Air and the other Flight.
The team's two most experienced players, rising senior Markel Starks (Washington, D.C./Georgetown Prep) and rising senior forward Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass./St. Mark's) will play for DCX.
Rising senior John Caprio (North Caldwell, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) will lead Symonds All-Stars, while Aaron Bowen (Jacksonville, Fla./QEA [N.C.]) and rising sophomore David Allen (Dallas, Texas/) will play for A. Wash Associates.
Juniors Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha) and Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) will play for Team Takeover, while Moses Ayegba (Kano, Nigeria/Progressive Christian [Md.]) will play for OnPoint.
Sophomores Stephen Domingo (San Francisco, Calif./St. Ignatius) and Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) will play for Clyde's. That squad will also feature former Georgetown standout Jonathan Wallace (C'08) for most of the season, though Wallace will not be playing this weekend.
The roster for The Tombs will include sophomore guard D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy) along with transfer Josh Smith (Kent, Wash./Kentwood/UCLA) and incoming freshman Reggie Cameron (Paterson, N.J./Hudson Catholic).
The Air Division includes On Point, The Tombs, Premier Athlete, Higher Level, Bobby Maze All Stars and Team Oohhs & Aahhhs. The Flight Division will include A. Wash Associates, DCX, Team Takeover, The Clyde's, Skills & Scrimmages and Symonds All-Stars.
Regular season games will be played every weekend at McDonough Arena and the schedule closes out on Saturday, Aug. 3. Quarterfinal games will be played on Sunday, Aug. 4 (2 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 4:40 p.m., 6 p.m.). Semifinal games will be played at 1 p.m. and 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10 and the championship game will be held on Sunday, Aug. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
All parking for Nike Pro-City League games will be in the Southwest Garage off the Canal Road entrance to the University.
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