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Two exhibitions for The-BALL


Henry Sims averaged 11.6 points and 6 rebounds as a senior at Georgetown after averaging 2.4 points and 2.2 rebounds his first three seasons. (Associated Press)

Teams of former college players from the D.C. and Philadelphia areas will face off next month in a pair of exhibitions designed to promote The-BALL (Basketball Alumni Legends League), a new pro league for those who don’t make the NBA cut.

The first game will be played in D.C. at George Washington University’s Charles E. Smith Center at 4 p.m. on Aug. 4. A second game will be played the next day at Saint Joseph’s University’s Hagan Arena at 8 p.m.

The D.C. squad features Jason Clark, Austin Freeman, Henry Sims and Chris Wright from Georgetown; John Gilchrist and James Gist from Maryland; and Folarin Campbell, Jai Lewis and Will Thomas from George Mason.

Philadelphia’s team will feature Allan Ray, Reggie Redding and Curtis Sumpter from Villanova,; Pat Carroll and Ahmad Nivins from Saint Joseph’s, Ryan Brooks, Dionte Christmas, Dustin Salisbery and Mark Tyndale from Temple; and Zack Rosen from Pennsylvania. Rosters are subject to change.

Phil Hubbard, a former Washington Wizards assistant, will coach the D.C. team. Alvin Williams, director of player development for the Toronto Raptors, will coach the Philadelphia team.

Tickets start at $15 and are available at the league’s website,

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