D.J. Kennedy hasn't given up on his dream of playing in the NBA.
Kennedy, a Hill District native and former star at Schenley, will play for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League. The league begins Friday and some of the games will be televised on NBA TV.
Kennedy recently signed a summer league contract with the Timberwolves, marking the third consecutive year he's participated in the event. Last year it was with the Miami Heat and a year previously it was with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
With the Timberwolves, Kennedy's teammates will include the organization's first-round pick from this year's draft, Zach Levine, as well as 2013 first-round pick Shabazz Muhammad.
Kennedy, who had a fine college career at St. John's, spent this past winter playing professionally overseas, first in France and then in Israel. He averaged 12.1 points per game with the Israel club Hapoel Holon.
Kennedy is one of two Schenley grads playing in the Las Vegas Summer League. DeAndre Kane, who graduated one year after Kennedy, is playing with the Los Angeles Lakers.