Go-Go hold open tryout featuring local hoops legends

Josh Luckenbaugh
September 15, 2018 - 2:07 pm
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The Capital City Go-Go, the Wizards' new G League affiliate, held an open tryout on Saturday at the Saint Elizabeth's East Sports & Entertainment Arena, which will serve as the Go-Go's home arena and the Wizards and Mystics' new practice facility. 

The Go-Go can invite up to five players from the tryout to training camp. Several local hoops stars participated in the tryout. 

Freeman averaged 13.7 points per game during his time at Georgetown, while the diminutive mixtape legend Carr notably decided to take his talents overseas in 2013 after committing to play for Seton Hall. 

Both Go-Go head coach Jarell Christian and general manager Pops Mensah-Bonsu spoke about the benefits of the open tryout. Mensah-Bonsu brought up the example of Jonathon Simmons, who made the roster of the Spurs' D-League affiliate after an open tryout and is now a regular starter for the Orlando Magic. 

It's a long shot that anyone from the tryout will make the Go-Go, let alone the Wizards, but the event certainly generated plenty of local interest. 

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