The second day of Nike Pro-City League action in McDonough Arena provided a much-needed respite from the sweltering air this afternoon, as temperatures in the DMV hit near-record highs. Oh, and there was basketball, too.
The Good: An epic shootout
Former FSU guard Isaiah Swann and former Georgetown guard Austin Freeman turned the Clyde’s-Beyond Belief game into their own personal shooting showcase. The two snipers traded unbelievably deep threes for several consecutive possessions before Swann went down with an ankle injury midway through the first half. Walking off the pain cooled him off a bit, but the second half still featured some excellent back-and-fourth between the two stars.
Honorable Mention: Greg Whittington
The Georgetown sophomore was arguably the best — and definitely the most versatile — player on the floor for much of his DCX squad’s 73-72 win over A. Wash Associates.
All in all, it was a pretty good day here in McDonough. Good basketball, good burgers, good company. The only complaint, really, is that we weren’t allowed to videotape any of former Maryland forward James Gist’s epic tomahawk dunks. We’re talking absurd athleticism here.
Therefore, we’ll use this space as a friendly reminder that IT’S LIKE 250 DEGREES OUTSIDE FOR THE UMPTEENTH STRAIGHT DAY. DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GO OUTSIDE.
Anyone remember Sead Dizdarevic? The last five years haven’t been incredibly kind to him. The GU alum took the floor for Clyde’s looking less like a former D-1 basketball player and more like Will Ferrell in Semi-Pro.