It's almost silly to put the schedule for this weekend's Kenner League action at McDonough Gymnasium below because it will inevitably change, but here goes:
July 13, 2013 - Saturday
1:00pm PREMIER ATHLETE VS ON POINT
2:15pm HIGHER LEVEL VS BOBBY MAZE ALL STARS
3:30pm THE CLYDE'S VS TEAM TAKEOVER
4:45pm TEAM OOHHS & AAHHS VS THE TOMBS
6:00pm SKILLS & SCRIMMAGES VS SYMONDS ALL STARS
July 14, 2013 - Sunday
1:00pm SYMONDS ALL STARS VS DCX
2:15pm THE TOMBS VS PREMIER ATHLETE
3:30pm THE CLYDE'S VS SKILLS & SCRIMMAGES
4:45pm BOBBY MAZE ALL STARS VS TEAM OOHHS & AAHHS
6:00pm ON POINT VS HIGHER LEVEL
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).
What We're Watching:
Reggie Cameron - The freshman's play was probably the best news out of the first week of Kenner action, as Cameron displayed a smooth stroke from outside and the ability to hit shots from all over the floor. Let's see how he does in week 2.
Josh Smith - By most accounts Smith is the second coming of Michael Sweetney, but whether it's Georgetown Sweets or NBA Sweets is still up in the air. His 1st week of Kenner was a mixed bag as he showed flashes of being a beast in the post but also had some sloppy and silent spells.
Markel Starks and Nate Lubick - Will they make their Kenner debuts for DCX this weekend?
Jabril Trawick - Point guard reps, points guard reps, point guard reps. And jumpers.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera - Point guard reps, points guard reps, point guard reps. And jumpers.
Stephen Domingo - Domingo was assertive with the ball in week 1, leading his squad in scoring and not afraid to shoot it. With Cameron perhaps breathing down his neck for playing time, let's see if he's able to continue his strong play.
John Caprio - Caprio was one of the more impressive players last week, which is both a great sign for him but also a horrible sign for the Hoyas. Can Caprio actually crack the rotation and provide quality minutes this season? Maybe this isn't as far-fetched as we may have thought.
Aaron Bowen - If Air-Bow is going to start I'd like to see some play from him that justifies it. Better form on his jumper, better anticipation on defense, general improvement in court sense are things to look for.
Moses Ayegba - I'm not sure why he's left on an island playing for OnPoint, but he should be putting up points, grabbing rebounds and blocking shots. He didn't do that last weekend.
Bradley Hayes - Hayes showed glimpses of an offensive arsenal last weekend but reports indicated that he's nowhere near ready to contribute defensively. Let's see what week 2 may bring.
Mikael Hopkins - I am ALL IN on 'The Mikael Hopkins Experience 3.0' this season. ALL-IN.
Kenner League Hot Dogs - I am still awaiting documentation of a Kenner League hot dog.