On August 20th, a coast-to-coast all-star game featuring the best of LA’s Drew League versus D.C.’s Goodman will be played at Georgetown University. That could bring LA’s James Harden, Brandon Jennings, DeMar DeRozen, and 2011 2nd rounder Jeremy Tyler to D.C. to play against Kevin Durant, Sponge Bob and the rest.
Although there are highlights of Durant at Drew and now Brandon at Goodman, they both would rep their home tourney in any all-star classic. Check Brandon’s quick pull up game and straight chaser to the rim on the Marsreel highlight and come back for more details on the August game.
After a long anticipated wait the Goodman League finally opened play on June 6th. With Nike hosting a cookout for the DC area community, and the word that homegrown NBA star Kevin Durant was due to play for the league’s defending champion Shooters squad, in a rematch of last year’s championship opponent – The Roc Boys, the area was ready to satisfy their summer league jones.
The first game featured Oohhs n Aahhs vs Lincoln Park. Oohhs n Aahhs is favored to challenge Shooters for the Goodman League championship this summer Read More »
In a league where playground all-star Steve Burtt Jr (Dnipro Azot) is the leading scorer at 23.1 points a game, Andrew “Sponge Bob” Washington, currently 5th in scoring at 16.5 points a game and currently on the cover of Bounce Magazine, is playing well for the 10-9 BC Odessa Team in the A Division of the Ukraine Professional League. While the game winner isn’t a dramatic three or a fall away jumpshot with a defender in his face, the execution is a thing of beauty. See www.eurobasket.com for more.
I got a request from one of our loyal on-line responders to make a TOP 10 list of the greatest moments on the playground last summer. And so with some assistance from some playground experts, I’m about to set it off.
10. Brandon Jennings at EBC – Young Money plays in his first official EBC game.
09. Mike Glover scoring 100 points in 2 games at Hoops in the Sun.
08. John Wall’s left-handed dunk at Elite 24 @ Rucker Park – Came down with the left-hand and leapt like superman with the left-hand yoke that brought the park to its feet.
07. PR Pride scoring 178 points in an non-overtime game at Hoops in the Sun.
06. Mike Beasley at Pro-City – B-easy dropped 39 in the second half for Gold’s Gym.
05. “Sponge Bob” going for 52 against Kevin Durant and Mike Beasley in D.C.
04. Corey “Homicide” Williams’ week of 40 (four games straight). – Caught Artest and Smush at Pro-City for 2 games and then did it at Together We Chill and out in Queens.
03. Antawn “Anti-Freeze” Dobie scoring 88 points in two games at Nike Tournament of Champions.
02.Ron Artest – Everywhere, at every tournament in NYC last summer.
01. Kenny Satterfield scoring 68 at Hoops in the Sun breaking the scoring record. The “Cab Driver” scored 65 and Andre “3000″ Barrett had 66 in the same summer at Orchard Beach.