The Nation’s #1 High School Basketball Tournament

One of Southwest Florida’s most exciting events is the Culligan City of Palms Basketball Classic. 2021 will  mark the forty-ninth 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. Learn More

DECEMBER 18-23, 2020 (Cancelled due to safety concerns for fans, staff and student athletes).  Classic Basketball Inc. is a 501(c3) 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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