The Nation’s #1 High School Basketball Tournament

One of Southwest Florida’s most exciting events is the City of Palms Basketball Classic. 2018 marks the forty-sixth year of the top tournament in the nation featuring the highest ranked players and teams. This year’s tournament will be held again in the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College. Learn More

DECEMBER 17-22, 2018

Classic Basketball Inc. is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation created for the purpose of managing the City of Palms Classic-the number one high school tournament in the nation.

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March 13, 2019 | 2019 GEICO Nationals appears very similar to 2018 City of Palms field

The field for this year’s GEICO High School Nationals looks a lot like a Culligan City of Palms Classic draw. Seven of the eight schools headed to the de facto national...Read More

March 13, 2019 | City of Palms alumni take over Naismith team selections.

Naismith COP Players: First team Cole Anthony, Oak Hill Academy | Mouth of Wilson, Va James Wiseman, Memphis East | Memphis, Tn Vernon Carey Jr., Universi...Read More