Washington, D.C. area college basketball fans don't have to wait until November to see some action, they can just go across the Key Bridge to Georgetown and take in the 2012 Nike Pro-City League at McDonough Arena. Better known by its original name, the Kenner League, the City League will consist of a total of 63 games beginning friday and ending on August 5 among 14 teams with collegiate basketball players.
Both the Georgetown Hoyas and the George Washington Colonials will be well represented in the City League, both teams with 12 players participating. The Hoyas will have their two most experienced players, Markel Starks and Nate Lubick will both be playing together on the Clyde's team, which will play their first game at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Joining the two Hoyas on Clyde's will be Colonials players Dwayne Smith and Johnathan Davis.
The first game of the City League will be held Friday at 7:30 p.m. Games will take place Thursday through Sunday. There will be two games per day held on Thursday and Friday, with five on Saturday and Sunday until the final weekend before the League playoffs, which will have six games on Saturday and Sunday.
The complete list of Hoyas players participating was published on Georgetown's official athletic website.
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.
The complete list of Colonials players participating in the league was posted on George Washington's official athletic website.
For a complete schedule for the 2012 Nike Pro-City League, check out CSTV's link here.