The George C. Goodman League, one of the most respected summer basketball leagues in the country, kicked off June 2 down at the Barry Farms community court in southeast Washington, D.C.
The Goodman League has long been a platform where basketball lovers from all over the D.C. metropolitan area can watch premiere players in action, and the league didn’t disappoint with its 2014 summer season opener. The top four teams from last summer’s playoffs—Back Yard Elite, Team Ariyuan, the Drew All-Stars and the Roc Boys, faced off against each other and gave the crowd the performance they’d been waiting for.
Team Ariyuan beat Back Yard Elite, 74-61, thanks in large part to Goodman League favorite and Oxon Hill, Md. native Corey Allmond. The 6-foot, 2-inch NBA Developmental League guard took over the game with his incredible ability to score, leading the way with 36 points, including 19 points in the final six minutes of the second half. Video footage captured by the Goodman League’s official videographer, Wing World Sports, showed Allmond sinking four straight three-pointers at one point. Jeff Allen scored 30 points in the loss for Back Yard Elite.
The Drew All-Stars easily beat the Roc Boys in the second game, 57-35.
As he’s done regularly over the last few years, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan signed up for the Goodman League and made his first appearance of the season on June 3. Duncan is the team captain for Team Oldheads, and led them to a 69-60 victory over Team Uptown Elite. Duncan’s stats weren’t recorded, but it was reported by GoodmanLeagueLive.com that Duncan led the game in assists.
Check out these video highlights below of Allmond’s 36-point performance and Duncan hooping it up with the Oldheads.