The Nation’s #1 High School Basketball Tournament

One of Southwest Florida’s most exciting events is the City of Palms Basketball Classic. 2019 marks the forty-seventh 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 18-23, 2019

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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October 16, 2019 | Underdogs Assemble!

With the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country set to play in the Culligan City of Palms Classic, the nation’s top high school basketball tournament, the easy prediction...Read More

October 16, 2019 | Hugh Thimlar

Hugh Thimlar was a legend, humanitarian and leader in social change. He loved basketball, was a teacher of men and a Hall of Fame coach. It’s only fitting that this man...Read More