Goon Squad Classic Update: Venue, sponsor and date being finalized

Looks like lockout basketball in Sacramento coming closer to becoming a reality.  Kings forward Donté Greene appeared on the Carmichael Dave Show and said the Goon Squad Classic is rounding into form.

Who’s playing?

He’s received commitments from Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and Houston Rockets point guard Jonny Flynn along with fellow Kings teammates Jason Thompson, Hassan Whiteside, Tyreke Evans, Darnell Jackson and DeMarcus Cousins.  Greene also has Twitter commitments from new rookie Isaiah Thomas and J.J. Hickson.  The Kings forward is working on wooing Kevin Durant , Rudy Gay and soon-to-be rookie-sensation Jimmer Fredette to play as well.

Naw wait’n on him RT @kwlarson: @dontegreeneCOS has @jimmerfredette said whether he will be at #GSC or not yet?Thu Oct 20 20:56:01 via Echofon


Where and when?

The UC Davis Pavilion, which seats 8,000 at full capacity, will host the game, which according to Greene will be Sunday, November 20th.  No time is set yet, however expect the contest to played in the evening.  UC Davis Women’s Basketball has a home game earlier in the day against Wichita State.


According to Greene, Nike, which has backed many of the exhibition games played during the lockout, will sponsor the contest.

#GSC just got the confirm from NIKE!!!! another sponsor for the game. #blessedThu Oct 20 20:54:29 via web

Updated at 6:29 pm.


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