Georgetown Defeats Maryland in Alumni Basketball Game Saturday Night

The Alumni Basketball League (ABL) brought together fan favorites from the University of Maryland (The College Park Boys) and Georgetown University (DawgTalk), as the teams squared off on Saturday night at the XFINITY Center in College Park. Many familiar names like Melo Trimble, Chris Wright, Anthony Cowan Jr., Greg Monroe, James Gist, Henry Sims, Ikene Ebekwe, Byron Mouton and more participated in this game that was won by DawgTalk, 117-91, with 29-year-old D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera earning MVP honors.

Maryland’s roster was put together by Travis Garrison, the 2002 Maryland Gatorade Player of the Year who played four years for the Terps, joining the team right after their National Championship victory (2002-2006), before playing professionally in various leagues until 2017. Georgetown’s roster was put together by Chris Wright, who played at Georgetown from 2007-2011. He has played, and continues to play, professionally in various league, spending part of 2013 with the Dallas Mavericks.

According to the Washington Post, “Each player will receive $2,500 for participating, according to Kareem Rush, the league’s creator. Rush, who played at Missouri and for several NBA teams, came up with the idea when he tried out for the first season of ‘Big3’ and noticed the large turnout at tryouts. He believed there was hidden potential within all the talent just outside the NBA because most former college stars spend their professional careers far from the fan bases that rooted for them.”

Featured photo courtesy of the ABL instagram.

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