Category: News

  • 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. […]

  • NBA Draft brings hope to many COP alum

    With the NBA championship trophy back in Lakerland, the rest of the league is making plans on how to topple the kings, and that includes making the right picks in November’s draft. With the draft pushed back five months from its original June date, many players have been working out to get ready for November’s […]

  • Lakers take home record-tying 17th title in topsy-turvy season

      As a record-setting season came to a close for the NBA, the king once again regained his crown. LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers took home the NBA title earlier this month for a record-tying 17th time, bringing an end to the longest NBA season in history. The preseason began one year ago, […]

  • Hoop History – LaMelo Ball takes the stage

    The Ball Brothers: A name that has become well-known the past couple of years in hoops circles around the world could become even more popular come NBA draft day in about two months. That’s when the youngest of the Balls, LaMelo, is expected to be one of the top three picks, like his brother Lonzo […]

  • City of Palms alum taking part in social justice reform

    As social justice issues continue to make headlines across the country some former City of Palms players, currently in the NBA, are making statements by putting their names to many of the calls for reform.    One of them, Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum, wowed fans at the City of Palms back in 2015 with […]