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Back in Ball: Kenner League 2012 Opening Weekend is Here!

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Greg Whittington will suit up with Jabril Trawick for DCX this summer. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE
Greg Whittington will suit up with Jabril Trawick for DCX this summer. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

For many Hoyas fans, this is the weekend we have been waiting for for quite some time. It is the weekend when we get a chance to associate faces and games with the names of the vaunted freshmen in the Class of 2012, the moment when we get to see how some of the returning players improved in the offseason, the moment to share laughs over cheap hot dogs in McDonough Gymnasium. Indeed, today opens the first weekend of Kenner League.

THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON will be bringing you coverage of the action throughout the opening weekend and beyond, so be sure to check out the CASUAL TWITTER FEED to see what's going down as it happens, and then check back afterwards for game recaps, summaries, Kate Upton gifs and merriment.

Schedule of today's action after The Jump:

Today's Schedule.

GAME SITE - Georgetown University - (McDonough Arena)

July 7, 2012 - Saturday

3 1:00pm PREMIER ATHLETE VS HOOP MAGIC ALL STARS
4 2:20pm TREE & THE TOP BOYS VS TEAM TAKEOVER
5 3:40pm DCX VS A.WASH ASSOCIATES
6 5:00pm BEYOND BELIEF VS THE CLYDE'S
7 6:20pm ON POINT VS HIGHER LEVEL

The team's two most experienced players, rising junior Markel Starks (Washington, D.C./Georgetown Prep) and rising junior forward Nate Lubick (Southborough, Mass./St. Mark's) will play for Clyde's.

Rising sophomore Otto Porter (Sikeston, Mo./Scott County Central) and rising junior John Caprio (North Caldwell, N.J./Seton Hall Prep) will lead The Tombs, playing alongside three incoming Georgetown freshmen - Brandon Bolden (Sumter, S.C./QEA), Bradley Hayes (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandalwood) and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Mouth of Wilson, Va./Oak Hill Academy).

Rising sophomores Jabril Trawick (Philadelphia, Pa./Abington Friends) and Greg Whittington (Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills) will play for DCX.

Mikael Hopkins (Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha), a rising sophomore center, will play for Team Takeover, while redshirt sophomore Aaron Bowen (Jacksonville, Fla./QEA) will play for Emery Heights Elite and junior center Moses Ayegba (Kano, Nigeria/Progressive Christian [Md.]) will play for Hoop Magic.

Before heading out the door this weekend check out this Casual Fan's Guide to Kenner League, and enjoy the weekend. It's nice to have Hoya hoops to talk about again, and especially after Serena Williams just won Wimbledon.

Hoya Saxa.