It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Nike Pro-City Jabbo Kenner Summer League (henceforth referred to as “Kenner”) kicks off Saturday, July 7th, in historic McDonough Gymnasium. Kenner League will give Hoyas fans their fist look at the heralded freshman class of James Akinjo, Josh LeBlanc, Mac McClung and Grayson Carter.
Spreadsheet below courtesy of @PhillyHoyas:
KENNER LEAGUE ACTION TO BEGIN THIS SATURDAY, JULY 7 AT MCDONOUGH ARENA
WASHINGTON – The Nike Pro-City Jabbo Kenner League will begin play at Georgetown University’s McDonough Arena beginning this Saturday, July 7, with four games, the first at 1:00 p.m
Four games will be played on Sunday, July 8, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Games will be held every weekend through the end of the month, with the last day of the regular season being held on Saturday, July 28. All parking will be in the Southwest Garage off of the Canal Road entrance to the University.
Georgetown players will play on eight teams. Below is the breakdown of pairings:
James Akinjo; Mac McClung
Jahvon Blair; Josh LeBlanc
A Wash & Associates
Jagan Mosely; Jamorko Pickett
Jessie Govan; George Muresan
Greg Malinowski; Omer Yurtseven
Kaleb Johnson; Grayson Carter
Darren McClinton All-Stars
Below is the full Kenner League schedule, it can also be found at http://www.kennerleague.com.
SATURDAY JULY 7
1:00PM: PREMIERE ATHLETES vs. SYMONDS ALL-STARS
2:20PM: CLYDE’S vs. A WASH ASSOCIATES
3:40PM: DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS vs. THE TOMBS
5:00PM: ON POINT vs. HIGHER LEVEL
SUNDAY JULY 8
1:00PM: CLYDE’S vs. HIGHER LEVEL
2:20PM: PREMIERE ATHLETES vs. ON POINT
3:40PM: A WASH ASSOCIATES vs. THE TOMBS
5:00PM: SYMONDS ALL-STARS vs. DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS
sATURDAY JULY 14
1:00PM: A WASH ASSOCIATES vs. HIGHER LEVEL
2:20PM: DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS vs. PREMIERE ATHLETES
3:40PM: ON POINT vs. CLYDE’S
SUNDAY JULY 15
1:00PM: CLYDE’S vs. DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS
2:20PM: PREMIERE ATHLETES vs. A WASH ASSOCIATES
3:40PM: TOMBS vs. CLYDE’S
FRIDAY JULY 20
8:00PM: DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS vs. ON POINT
9:20PM: SYMONDS ALL-STARS vs. A WASH ASSOCIATES
SATURDAY JULY 21
1:00PM: A WASH ASSOCIATES vs. ON POINT
2:20PM: THE TOMBS vs. SYMONDS ALL-STARS
3:40PM: CLYDE’S vs. PREMIERE ATHLETES
5:00PM: HIGHER LEVEL vs. DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS
SUNDAY JULY 22
1:00PM: ON POINT vs. SYMONDS ALL-STARS
2:20PM: HIGHER LEVEL vs. PREMIERE ATHLETES
3:40PM: THE TOMBS vs. CLYDE’S
5:00PM: DARREN MCCLINTON ALL-STARS vs. A WASH ASSOCIATES
FRIDAY JULY 27
8:00PM: SYMONDS ALL-STARS vs. HIGHER LEVEL
9:20PM: PREMIERE ATHLETES PERFORMANCE ATHLETE vs. THE TOMBS
SATURDAY JULY 28
1:00PM: HIGHER LEVEL vs. THE TOMBS
2:20PM: SYMONDS ALL-STARS vs. CLYDE’S
This is the glorious period where delusion runs rampant, as fans get their first look at our incoming freshmen recruits and speculate wildly about the development of upperclassmen while the fast-paced, aggressive showcase yields spectacular dunks and breathtaking stat lines.
Games are scheduled Thursday-Sunday of each week and will continue through the Championship match in mid-August. As always, the idea of “scheduling” should be taken loosely, as both rosters and the order of games are known to change at a moment’s notice depending on who shows up.
Participants generally live and/or attend school around the DMV and the only strict rule regarding team composition is that no more than two Hoyas are allowed to play for the same squad. Alumni playing professionally in the NBA and abroad have been known to make surprise appearances at Kenner, both in the stands and on the court. These drop-ins are amazing and it’s entertaining to see firsthand the skill differential between experienced veteran players and the current undergrads.
Aside from basketball, Kenner is known for two things: legendary hot dogs and a strict embargo on any form of photography. The latter has lightened up significantly over the past couple of years as they embraced the wonderful world of twitter highlights, but don’t be surprised if someone still warns you to stow your phone. If this is no longer the case and documentation is welcome, please shout it from the hilltops (and tag @CasualHoya on twitter). As for the hot dogs...yeah, they’re probably the same hot dogs.
This post will be updated with more information as it becomes available, but the starting date is really all you need to know.