WASHINGTON, D.C.— The Kenner League, one of the country's top summer basketball leagues, has added United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to its list of notable players including former Hoyas Jeff Green, Roy Hibbert, and Greg Monroe as well as the NBA's Kevin Durant.
"I want to thank Georgetown University for opening its doors to so many student-athletes and outstanding ball players from the D.C. area," Duncan said. "I enjoyed the chance to compete against Georgetown's current and future players and so many others who play here and in professional leagues across the globe."
Fans typically visit Georgetown University's McDonough Arena to watch incoming freshmen basketball players during the Kenner League's opening weekend but this year they saw former Harvard basketball player Duncan get on the floor with Can't Be Stop in a game against The Tombs, a squad typically made of incoming Georgetown freshmen basketball players. In addition to college games, Duncan had a brief professional career in Australia and said he hopes to be around as much as possible this summer, work-permitting.
"It was pretty cool," Georgetown junior John Caprio said. "I've obviously heard of him, but when we got out on the floor, I didn't know it was him. Once we started to play you could tell he's been around the game and knew what he was doing."