Category: News

  • NCAA Tournament teams led by COP alum

    Despite the ongoing pandemic, March Madness still made its way to the courts this year and gave us all a few weeks of exciting action from some of the best teams in college hoops. Many COP alum lead their teams through the brackets hoping to each capture that “one shining moment.”   Iowa’s Luka Garza […]

  • GEICO Nationals crowns national champions at Suncoast Credit Union Arena

    The mecca of basketball, Madison Square Garden in New York City, may not have been available this year, but the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida SouthWestern State College, home of the Culligan City of Palms Classic, filled in admirably as the host for this year’s GEICO Nationals. Fourteen of the top boys’ and girls’ […]

  • GEICO Nationals coming to Southwest Florida

    We were excited to report last month that the GEICO Nationals, the mythical national championship tournament, was likely to feature several teams that were scheduled to play at the 2020 Culligan City of Palms Classic. Now comes even more good news, as this year’s GEICO Nationals is making the move to Southwest Florida after a […]

  • GEICO Nationals likely to feature several COP teams

    Although many tournaments across the country were canceled this season due to the pandemic, the one that determines the mythical national champion, the GEICO Nationals, is set for April 1-3. Several of the teams slated to appear at the 2020 Culligan City of Palms Classic are projected to make the eight-team GEICO field.   All […]

  • Follow the Culligan City of Palms Classic all year

    As we look toward our 49th year of high school hoops, we want to ensure all of our fans that you can continue to engage with us throughout 2021. We’ll be posting on all of our social media platforms with engaging quips, quotes and videos and we look forward to hearing from all of you […]

  • City of Palms Classic schools in the spotlight as seasons get underway

    Even though the 2020 version of the Culligan City of Palms Classic never tipped off, the schools invited to participate this year are still filling their schedules and battling it out for titles in their respective regions, states and the nation.    Leading high school sports publication MaxPreps just released their latest Top 25 rankings […]

  • Culligan City of Palms Classic wishes you a happy and healthy New Year

    As we say goodbye to 2020, we at Classic Basketball, Inc. would like to wish everyone a happy new year. We look forward to bringing you more of the best of high school basketball in 2021 as we enter our 49th year of showcasing the top boys basketball talent in the nation. Plans are already […]

  • NBA Draft features COP alum

    For five dozen young men, dreams came true Wednesday night at the annual NBA Draft. Those basketball players are now part of an exclusive group and are among the best players in the world. Many of those chosen splashed onto the national scene right here in Fort Myers at the Culligan City of Palms Classic, […]

  • Ball is Life Preseason Top 20 features an abundance of City of Palms Classic teams

    High school gyms across the country have begun to ring out with the sounds of basketballs bouncing. As football season winds down, hoops hysteria is picking up, and that means teams across the country will soon be vying to see who is the best. Ball is Life recently released their Preseason Top 20 and many […]

  • Despite no City of Palms Classic this year, SWFL still bringing great basketball to the region

    Hoops fans needn’t worry that the Culligan City of Palms Classic has been cancelled for 2020. Great basketball action is still on its way to Southwest Florida and the Suncoast Credit Union Arena. The Fort Myers Tip-Off Classic is coming to town this week for a two-day feast with some of college basketball’s elite teams. […]