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Celebrating 50 Years
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Celebrating 50 years

The premier boys’ high school basketball tournament in America!
Celebrating 50 years! Brackets are forming now. Tickets go on sale in July!

DECEMBER 18-23, 2023

NBA on Display

Future NBA On Display

Featuring the highest-ranked players
and teams in the nation

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50th Anniversary
December 18-23, 2023

6 Days of Action
Packed Games

The 50th Annual  City of Palms Classic will again be held at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College. The arena will seat approximately 3,300 fans and include six sky-boxes, a hospitality event center, competition courts that convert into recreational courts, athletic office space, student, faculty and staff wellness, and an athletic center with a fitness pavilion, men’s and women’s locker rooms and a weight training area. 

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December 18-23, 2023

About The City of Palms Classic

The Nations #1
High School
Basketball Tournament

One of Southwest Florida’s most exciting events is the Culligan City of Palms Basketball Classic. 2023 will mark the 50th year of the top tournament in the nation featuring the highest-ranked players and teams. The tournament will be held again in the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College.

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Boozer Twins

Many former college and NBA stars produce offspring that have the talent to reach the heights that their fathers did, but few have produced a pair of children that have reached those heights. Former Duke star Carlos Boozer may be one who does. Twins Cayden and Cameron are freshmen at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, and Columbus will be playing in the Hugh Thimlar Tribute game at this year’s tournament.

Hoops Season is Here

With just a month until the 48th Culligan City of Palms Classic tips off at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College, high school hoops season is well underway for many of the preseason top 25 teams.

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The City of Palms Classic receives national coverage from countless media outlets. Hundreds of radio commercials are part of the pre-event marketing plan. Live interviews and promotional broadcasts will be featured during the tournament. Various Southwest Florida and national newspapers, such as USA Today,, and ESPN Magazine, provide extensive coverage of the week-long tournament.

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