Durant enhances Roundball Classic

Durant enhances Roundball Classic
August 24, 2013, 9:00 am
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Durant hoops it up in local Goodman League

The Goodman League Roundball Classic just added some more star power for Sunday's game.

Kevin Durant, who doubles as a playground legend because he routinely puts up 60-plus point games on the pro-am circuit nationwide, will participate in the annual summer exhibition at DeMatha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., commissioner Miles Rawls told CSN Washington this week. 

Durant, a 6-9 forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder and D.C. native, will join John Wall (Wizards), Jarrett Jack (Cavaliers), Greivis Vasquez (Kings), Ty Lawson (Nuggets), Victor Oladipo (Magic), Greg Monroe (Pistons), Erick Green (Nuggets/Italy) and Thomas Robinson (Trail Blazers), among others. 

Rawls also said Durant's teammate in Oklahoma City, Reggie Jackson, will play. Keith Bogans (Celtics), a DeMatha alum, is a late addition, too. 

Wall returned to D.C. last week to begin doing individual work with the Wizards in preparation for training camp that starts Sept. 28. 

Wall's former teammate, Gilbert Arenas, is expected to make an appearance. Arenas last appeared in the NBA in 2011-12 with the Memphis Grizzlies. 

Tipoff is at 6 p.m. Two hours before that, however, will be a game between Goodman and Watts League, another local pro-am. 

"Playing against Watts, that probably bigger than the pro game," Rawls said. "There's a rivalry of outdoor league. Watts, they just started up a few years ago."

There will be an opportunity for fans to interact with players for about 10 minutes before or after the games, but Rawls said he's leaving that up to them. 

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