Apologies for the lack of tweeting today. Your correspondent, showing all the foresight and brilliance of a mortgage broker in the early 2000’s, forgot to charge his laptop last night and therefore watched the games unequipped with the necessary technology for live updates.
As it turned out, you didn’t miss much.
It was a rainy day in Georgetown, both literally and figuratively. As raindrops pounded the roof of McDonough Arena all afternoon, pretty much every Georgetown-associated Kenner League team laid a gigantic egg. A brief recap of the weekend’s ugliness after the jump.
The Tombs lost its Friday night game on a buzzer-beater from Higher Level’s Bryon Allen, then scraped together only 46 points in a loss to Premier Athlete today. You can probably blame those games on the absence of D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera and Otto Porter, both of whom are nursing minor injuries. Still, it was pretty rough to watch. Meanwhile, DCX (featuring Jabril Trawick and Greg Whittington) fell to a pretty average Beyond Belief squad by 15.
Clyde’s, meanwhile, lost a shootout with Town Tavern — yes, for those of you keeping track at home, that’s the American University team — on the already-dreary Saturday afternoon. Nate Lubick didn’t break double figures, Markel Starks had only 12 and Jeff Green was the lone Clyde’s player to score more than 20 points. A forgettable day for the Kenner League’s marquee team.
I stuck around for today’s late game, Emery Heights Elite vs. Higher Level, in hopes of seeing Aaron Bowen capitalize on some of the potential he’s flashed in limited minutes with Georgetown. Unfortunately, all I saw was more potential. Despite being the fastest guy on the court pretty much all the time and possessing a nice outside stroke, Bowen couldn’t impose his will on the George Mason-based Higher Level squad.
So, you ask, what was the bright spot for the Georgetown faithful? It’s not much, but incoming freshman Brandon Bolden has displayed some nice-looking post moves over the last couple games. He’s still very raw on defense and needs a lot of coaching before he’ll know where to position himself to maximize offensive production, but it was nice to see something other than dunks from the super-athletic big man.
Also, this has nothing to do with Georgetown, but Bryon Allen is a knock-down shooter if I’ve ever seen one. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged only 7 points per game in his sophomore season, but I’d be shocked if he didn’t take on a major scoring role for the Patriots this year. Higher Level has probably been the most impressive team I’ve seen that doesn’t feature a Georgetown player.
That’s all for today, folks. Stay dry, and try not to panic about the various injuries we’ve reported on over the last few weeks. (All appear to be minor, though we’ll keep a close eye on them.)
And for the love of God, go see The Dark Knight Rises if you haven’t already. It’s legit.