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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.

  • Legendary coach Freddy Johnson gets set to check off item on “bucket list”

    With more than 1,100 wins, 11 state titles, appearances coaching a McDonald’s All-American game and a Jordan Brand Classic, and receiving the Morgan Wootten Award.

  • Four powerhouse teams hoping to make their way through the bracket

    To some, the Culligan City of Palms Classic has become the Montverde Academy Tournament.

  • Field filled with teams that could be giant-killers

    With nary a preseason ranking released as of today, whispers among most experts have Montverde Academy as the prohibitive favorite to repeat as the national champion in boys’ high school basketball this year. Many also believe they will be repeat champions at this year’s Culligan City of Palms Classic. Despite the Montverde chatter, this year’s […]

  • Oak Hill’s Chris Livingston hoping to be “the next LeBron”

    Many say he is the best high school player to come out of Ohio since the great LeBron James— or at least the best to come out of their shared hometown of Akron. We’re talking about Oak Hill Academy’s (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 6-6 senior Chris Livingston.    Livingston’s a powerful perimeter player who has […]

  • Peach Jam concludes with Team Final taking the title

    Another exciting Peach Jam came to a close recently. The amateur tournament in North Augusta, SC concludes the summer season for youth hoops with plenty of great talent from across the country. Team Final, out of Philadelphia, finished 7-1 and captured the Peach Jam crown over Brad Beal Elite during the five-day event that took […]

  • Record-setting NBA Draft for Culligan City of Palms Classic alum

      To many involved with the 2021 NBA Draft, it was 60 picks that represent future greatness for their respective teams. For the team at Classic Basketball, Inc., July 29 was a record-setting night as 18 Culligan City of Palms Classic alum were chosen to play at the next level, including No. 1 pick Cade […]

  • Tickets on sale for 48th Culligan City of Palms Classic

    Purchase ticket packages online  The dates are set, the teams have been announced and we’re just over four months away from tip-off of the nation’s No. 1 high school boys’ basketball tournament. After a one-year hiatus we’re BACK. BETTER THAN EVER. And now is the time to get your tickets. With a field featuring seven […]

  • 2021 Press Conference Announcing Teams

    Watch the press conference announcing the teams for the 2021 tournament.