Goodman League to Face Indy Pro-Am and Rucker League

With the NBA lockout nowhere near done, the Goodman League’s schedule remains busy. The WaPo reports: “But before the [Goodman League and Drew League] can attempt to repeat the excitement of the 135-134 Goodman League win last month at Trinity University, the Goodman League is headed on the road for two more games over the next few weeks, beginning on Saturday against the Indy Pro-Am in Indianapolis. … [Goodman League Commissioner Miles Rawls] guaranteed that he would have [John] Wall — and considering the following Wall has in Indianapolis, that makes sense. But Rawls has already ruled out Kevin Durant, who had a prior commitment, and Greg Monroe, who hurt his hip during the game at Coolidge. And, he has been able to round up a decent roster that includes former Wizard Caron Butler, of the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks, and Andray Blatche. Butler hasn’t played a competitive game since rupturing his right patella in Milwaukee in January, and was held out of the NBA Finals. Blatche has been dealing with some soreness in his right shoulder but is expected to represent the Goodman League after failing to make his usual trip to Barry Farm this summer. Jeff Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Michael Beasley, Hugh ‘Baby Shaq’ Jones will also play on the team and Rawls said Butler may bring Will Bynum with him to Indianapolis. Durant is filming scenes for his upcoming movie, ‘Switch,’ this week in Baton Rouge, La. He has a media session scheduled for the movie on Saturday and also committed to playing in Team Melo vs. Team Philly game featuring LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul, on Sunday in Philadelphia. The Indy Pro-Am roster is expected to feature Zach Randolph, Eric Gordon, George Hill, Mike Conley, Lance Stephenson and Gordon Hayward. Paul George may also play. General admission tickets can be purchased on the Knock Indy Pro-Am Web site for $42 and $20 for youth. The Goodman League will then travel to New York to play the Rucker League on Sept. 30 at Long Island University. Durant is expected to be back for that game, as the Goodman League takes on a team that includes Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, Wes Matthews Jr., Taj Gibson and Bynum.”