City 6 Stars of Old Team Up Tonight at SJU

City 6 Stars of Old Team Up Tonight at SJU

Anyone who reads our college coverage will realize this is pretty much a dream come true. Or, as Phil Martelli put it, "It's a concept basketball junkies will embrace."

Really, the chance to see guys who used to star on local teams reuniting for well-marketed summer league ball? How can we lose?

At 8 p.m. this evening at the Hagan Arena inside the Alumni Fieldhouse on the campus of Saint Joseph's University, Team Philadelphia takes on Team Washington D.C. in the second leg of a two-day showcase for the new Basketball Alumni Legends League (aka The-BALL).

Oh, and college kids -- you're getting in for free. Hit the jump for more...

The league, founded by a former filmmaker with a passion for basketball, is set to kick-off in Summer 2013, and will feature rosters comprised of former college stars from the competing cities.

Tonight's rosters feature the following names:

Philly: Curtis Sumpter (Villanova), Tasheed Carr (St. Joe’s), Pat Carroll (St. Joe’s), Dwayne Jones (St. Joe’s), Ryan Brooks (Temple), Dionte Christmas (Temple), Ramone Moore (Temple), Dustin Salisbery (Temple), Mark Tyndale (Temple), Rodney Green (La Salle) and Frank Elegar (Drexel). Nova's Allan Ray was originally part of the roster, but is now scratched.

D.C.: Chris Monroe (George Washington), Tony Taylor (George Washington), Jason Clark (Georgetown), Austin Freeman (Georgetown), Henry Sims (Georgetown), Chris Wright (Georgetown), John Gilchrist (Maryland), James Gist (Maryland), D.J. Strawberry (Maryland), Folarin Campbell (George Mason), Jai Lewis (George Mason) and Will Thomas (George Mason).

Procedural notes:
-- Game 1 was Saturday on the campus of GW, where D.C. won 111-93.

-- Comcast Sportsnet will be airing the game live at 8 p.m.

-- College students get in free with a school ID and their institution's team colors.

-- All other interested parties may purchase tickets in advance here.

-- Speaking of parties...

Player updates:
-- This evening marks the last game in the basketball careers of Pat Carroll and Curtis Sumpter. Carroll is moving on to the healthcare industry and Sumpter will apparently become a coach.

-- Dionte Christmas is, for now, your newest Boston Celtic and will have the chance to make the team out of camp.

-- Ramone Moore spent time with the Chicago Bulls in Summer League, but has signed on overseas in Italy to play on the same team, Angellico Biella, as Craig Brackins.

-- Maryland's D.J. Strawberry, who spent part of a season with the Phoenix Suns in 2007-2008, is indeed the son of the Darryl Strawberry.

For more:
-- Check out Dave Zeitlin's writeup on CSNPhilly.com and visit the league website at www.the-ball.com.

-- Follow along @cnmenta for the occasional update during the game.

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

Tonight's lineup: WIth only RHP left, could Ryan Howard start every game?

If healthy, Ryan Howard is expected to start all three games in the Phillies' final series of the season Sept. 2-4 at home against the Mets.

He might also start the entire Braves series.

The Phillies' final six games are all against right-handed starting pitchers: Julio Teheran, Mike Foltynewicz and Josh Collmenter in Atlanta; Robert Gsellman, Bartolo Colon and Noah Syndergaard with the Mets. That could mean six starts for Howard before his time with the Phillies expires.

Howard's batting average has been below .200 for practically the entire season, but he's been much better since the All-Star break, hitting .259/.325/.598 with 11 homers, five doubles and 25 RBIs in 123 plate appearances (see game notes). He went 0 for 6 in his last two starts but homered in each of his two previous starts to reach 23 for the third year in a row.

Here's the Phillies' full lineup Tuesday against Teheran:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Roman Quinn, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Maikel Franco, 3B
5. Ryan Howard, 1B
6. Cameron Rupp, C
7. Freddy Galvis, SS
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P

Matt Kemp is out of the Braves' lineup.

1. Ender Inciarte, CF
2. Adonis Garcia, 3B
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Nick Markakis, RF
5. Tyler Flowers, C
6. Jace Peterson, 2B
7. Dansby Swanson, SS
8. Mallex Smith, LF
9. Julio Teheran, P

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Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman makes complete 180 with latest roster move

Howie Roseman solidified his hold on Executive of the Year Tuesday when he re-signed guard Darrell Greene to the practice squad and released JaCorey Shepherd from the practice squad. Shepherd was signed on Wednesday when Greene was previously released.

The Eagles were undefeated with Shepherd on the practice squad this year.

But they're also undefeated with Greene on the practice squad.

Roseman did not return messages requesting comment about Shepherd's seven-day stint with the Eagles.

Once Roseman realized he had actually NOT signed Lito Sheppard, the deal was voided.

The Eagles don't play this coming weekend so we were hard-pressed for any actual news.