In celebration of G L O R I O U S weather, we're excited to run an equally ~glorious~ photo set from DMV photographer Ashlei M. Sutton. Having spent the last two basketball seasons documenting The George Goodman League in SE, she's amassed an incredible series of imagery – portraits, players, and attendees – taken during Summer games at the Barry Farms Dwellings courts.
"For the past thirty years The George Goodman League has been a safe haven for basketball fans in the Washington Metropolitan area. The League has played host to NBA Players like Kevin Durant, Nick Young, and Gilbert Arenas; U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; former And 1 streetballers Baby Shaq and White Chocolate, along with many college and local players.
Located east of the Anacostia River in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the nation's capital, The League started in 1975 as the Barry Farms Community Basketball League, but was later changed to the George Goodman League to honor former Barry Farm resident, George Goodman, who was murdered in 1984.
Commissioner Miles Rawls has grown the League to attract fans all over the country who come watch premier street ball in Washington, DC. Summer basketball on the tough asphalt Inside the Gates is something Goodman League fans forward to [every year]."