Kenner is coming! (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Hoyas fans, your long and seemingly endless wait without any Hoya hoops to discuss is about to come to an end! For those who don't know what it is all about, Kenner League is the summer league organized by Nike that takes place every year in historic McDonough Gymnasium on the campus of Georgetown University. Georgetown players as well as players from local schools George Mason, George Washington, Maryland, and Morgan State all participate in this league that features round robin play followed by a playoffs. Local players from colleges around the country participate as well as a number of NBA and former NBA players. Most importantly, the Games are free and open to the public!
The most exciting thing for Hoyas fans is a chance to see the incoming freshman play, and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera, Brandon Bolden and Bradley Hayes will get to show their stuff in front of the Hoya faithful for the first time. All the freshman play on the Tombs team alongside two returning players on the current Georgetown roster.
Kenner League dates after The Jump:
We here at Casual Hoya have learned that this year, Kenner League will run from July 6th to August 12th. The Schedule has not been fully set, but the first games will be on Friday, July 6th and the Championship game for Kenner will take place on Sunday, August 12th.
If you are in or around DC during Kenner, stopping in to watch a game or two is a must. The schedule is sometimes (usually) unreliable, the games rarely start on time, the seats are uncomfortable and the hot dogs are questionable, but you will get to witness fun, exciting, and competitive basketball. The talent level at the Kenner League surpasses that of any other College/ ProAm summer league in the country. We here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON will have recaps of all the Kenner League action and we will update you with the schedule and rosters as soon as they become available.