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2012 Kenner League Opening Weekend: Saturday Observations and Sunday's Schedule

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Mikael Hopkins looked good yesterday for the Hoyas.  (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Mikael Hopkins looked good yesterday for the Hoyas. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
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Kenner League opening weekend got off to a roaring start yesterday, as current Hoyas Mikael Hopkins, Moses Ayegba, Markel Starks, Greg Whittington and Jabril Trawick were all on the floor. Check this out from The Hoya for a nice recap of all of yesterday's pertinent action. THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON will be bringing you coverage of the action today 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 tomorrow for game recaps, summaries, funny pictures of Ted and joyous revelry.

Today's Schedule.

GAME SITE - Georgetown University - (McDonough Arena)
July 8, 2012- Sunday

8 12:00pm HOOP MAGIC VS EMERY HEIGHTS ELITE
9 1:20pm CANT BE STOP VS THE TOMBS
10 2:40pm THE CLYDE'S VS DCX
11 4:00pm TEAM TAKEOVER VS TOWN TAVERN
12 5:20pm A.WASH ASSOCIATES VS TREE & THE TOP BOYS

Rosters and Observations from yesterday after The Jump:

I'm far from qualified, but Moses didn't blow me away today

He got a handful each of points, rebounds, and fouls, might’ve been an assist in there too. Wasn’t a big factor on either side of the ball, I had a hard time even noticing when he went in and out of the game. His team was down a lot for most of the second half, and most of that time he was on the bench, but he did get to come back in for the last two minutes.

Overall, underwhelmed, but it’s early.

by jackemupkid on Jul 7, 2012 2:19 PM EDT via mobile reply actions

Hopkins had a bit more to show

His team has a couple guys from GW who seem like their main options, but Hopkins did pretty well when he got the ball- they were down going into the second, then managed to make arun, Hopkins scored a couple baskets to bring hem close to even. Didn’t take over the game, but again, I think that was due to the GW guys (they both played really well).

Really looking forward to DCX, I think that’ll be my last game of the day.

by jackemupkid on Jul 7, 2012 3:47 PM EDT via mobile up reply actions

dcx almost coughed it up near the end

Despite leading by double digits for nearly the whole game, they lost the lead at the end before getting it back to win 73-72. Neither Jabril nor Greg were on the court for a lot of the other team’s rally, but they came in for the end and did their best to stop it. Neither made huge plays (looked like Greg gave up at least one big three), but you could tell the team was much better with them out there than without.

Trawick’s shot still isn’t anything to write home about, but he ran the offense a decent bit and seemed to do pretty well. He had some beautiful attacks on the basket, but some also that came up short.

Greg’s still skinny as hell, he adjusted his shorts more than a time or two. His shooting wasn’t great, but it was solid and he got his share of points. His defense was similarly solid, did a good job breaking some plays up.

They both did a good job deferring to teammates, neither took over the game, but they both were solid and helped their team a lot.

by jackemupkid on Jul 7, 2012 5:16 PM EDT via mobile up reply actions

Current Hoyas on Kenner League Rosters:
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, n'est pas?

Hoya Saxa.