Category: News

  • 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 championship event have played in the City of Palms at some point, and four of them were at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena just […]

  • 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., University School | Fort Lauderdale, Fl Second Team Sharife Cooper, McEachern | Powder Springs, Ga Josh Green, IMG Academy | Bradenton , Fl Third Team Scottie Lewis, Ranney | Tinton Falls, […]

  • Hoops History: The first McDonald’s All-American – Stacey Poole Sr.

    The Culligan City of Palms Classic has its fingerprints all over the McDonald’s All American Boys Game, as usual. The nation’s No. 1 high school basketball tournament placed 10 alumni in this year’s McDonald’s game, set for March 27, and a record 11 in last year’s, when Nassir Little became the ninth player who appeared […]

  • City of Palms alumni takes home NBA dunk championship

    We saw a glimpse of future slam dunk royalty. Hamidou Diallo’s rim-rattling performance during his games at the 2016 Culligan City of Palms Classic foreshadowed his acrobatics at the 2019 AT&T Slam Dunk contest during NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. The Oklahoma City Thunder rookie dazzled the crowd as well as the judges, who named […]

  • 2019 Jordan Brand Classic features eight City of Palms Alumni

    Full Roster: James Wiseman, Memphis East | Memphis, Tn Cole Anthony, Oak Hill Academy | Mouth of Wilson, Va Vernon Carey, University School | Fort Lauderdale, Fl Armando Bacot, IMG Academy | Bradenton, Fl C.J. Walker, Orlando Oak Ridge | Orlando, Fl D.J. Jeffries, Olive Branch | Olive Branch, Miss Trendon Watford, Mountain Brook | Mountain […]

  • City of Palms champions keep on winning

    McEachern (Powder Springs, Georgia) announced its presence as one of this season’s truly elite teams when it blazed through the field to win the Culligan City of Palms Classic, and the team is still setting the high school basketball landscape afire. The unbeaten squad led by electric point guard Sharife Cooper and Auburn commit Isaac […]

  • COP alumni fill the 2019 NBA All Star ranks

    There’s no sure path to the NBA All-Star Game, but the Culligan City of Palms Classic is a good place to start. Four of the 24 players who’ll take the court Sunday night in Charlotte once graced the hardwood at the City of Palms, and a fifth would have done so had he not been […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic places 10 on 2019 McDonald’s rosters

    This year’s McDonald’s All American Boys Game will look familiar to fans who watch the Culligan City of Palms Classic. Ten of the 24 players on the McDonald’s rosters announced Thursday have appeared in the City of Palms, one shy of the record 11 City of Palms players chosen for the 2017 McDonald’s event. For […]

  • Ranked players fill the 2018 tournament top to bottom

    2019   The bloodlines are strong for the 6-foot-3 point guard Cole Anthony, whose father, Greg, starred at UNLV and played 11 years in the NBA. Anthony’s basketball IQ suggests he learned a lot from his dad, but the younger Anthony has a better vertical leap, at 43 inches, and impressive athleticism. He has an […]

  • City of Palms named top tournament

    MaxPreps calls it “the most talent-rich tournament field of the 2018-19 season.” USA Today says it’s an event “you, 100 percent, want to get out to.” The Culligan City of Palms Classic is getting well-deserved recognition from basketball writers across the country as they prepare their lists of must-see tournaments. It’s the perfect combination of […]