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Durant, Harden will go head-to-head in East vs. West battle

NewsOK.com Sports Staff Published: July 21, 2011

Thunder All-Star Kevin Durant and guard James Harden will be pitted against one another next month in the first ever Drew League (CA) vs. Goodman League (DC) game August 20 at Coolidge High School in Washington, DC.

But fans don’t worry the game will be streamed online at tip-off 6:30 p.m. EST on the TheBasketballChannel.net

The last time Durant played at Coolidge High School was in high school when his Montrose Christian team played high school powerhouse Oak Hill Academy, Durant scored 31 points and Montrose Christian won 74-72.

The game has been in talk for weeks with many NBA players such as Durant and Harden playing in the Drew League this summer.

And with the NBA lockout in full effect this may be the only time this many NBA players joins to play in one venue.

Durant will team up with Washington Wizards guard John Wall, Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Michael Beasley and Sacramento Kings guard and center Tyreke Evans and DeMarcus Cousins.

Harden will head to the east coast with Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings, Toronto Raptors guard/forward Demar DeRozan, Washington Wizards center and guard JaVale McGee and Nick Young.

The Drew League roster hasn’t been filled and three players will be added at a later date.

Here are the players that will be featured:

Goodman League:

Kevin Durant (OKC Thunder
John Wall (Washington Wizards)
DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings)
Tyreke Evans (Sacramento Kings)
Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets)
Gary Neal (San Antonio Spurs)
Michael Beasley (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Josh Selby (Memphis Grizzlies)
Sam Young (Memphis Grizzlies)
Donte Greene (Sacramento Kings)
Hugh “Baby Shaq” Jones (And 1 Mixtape Tour)
Emanuel “Duce” Jones
Warren “D-Nice” Jefferson

Drew League:

James Harden (OKC Thunder)
Nick Young (Washington Wizards)
Demar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors)
JaVale McGee (Washington Wizards)
Craig Smith (LA Clippers)
Eugene Jeter (Sacramento Kings)
Dorell Wright (Golden State Warriors)
Marcus Williams (UNICS Kazan)
Bobby Brown (Aris BC)

–Tariq Lee, Staff Writer