The annual Nike Pro-City Basketball League, one of the premiere summer college basketball leagues in the U.S., tipped off on July 6 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Formerly known as the Kenner League, the Nike Pro-City League is held annually at McDonough Arena on the campus of Georgetown University. Georgetown University Sports Information Director Mex Carey said the former Kenner League has been hosted at Georgetown for more than 20 years; it just took on its new name and sponsor, Nike Pro-City League, during the summer of 2011.
Players from Georgetown’s men’s basketball team performing in the league, includes rising junior point guard Markel Starks; junior forward Nate Lubick; junior guard John Caprio; sophomores forward Otto Porter, guard Jabril Trawick, forward Aaron Bowen and forward Greg Whittington; and three incoming freshmen, center Brandon Bolden, center Bradley Hayes and guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera.
“The summer league offers a great way for our players to train and remain active on campus during the summer, while also giving local fans a chance to see good basketball during the summer,” Carey said.
The league’s regular season will last through to July 29 with the playoff tournament starting Aug. 2, with all games played on Georgetown’s campus. The championship game is scheduled for Aug. 5 at 3 p.m.
For fans interested in watching the games, admission is free and parking will be in the Southwest Garage off the Canal Road entrance to the university.