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  • 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 […]

  • 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. With four championship trophies in the last eight years, the Eagles once again will come to Fort Myers with a great chance to walk away with the title, just as they did in 2019. It’s no wonder Monteverde (Monteverde, Fla.) is […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mock Draft 2021

    Here at the Culligan City of Palms Classic we’re always excited to see former players making the jump to the next levels, especially when they reach the pinnacle, the National Basketball Association. With the NBA Draft Lottery coming up next week followed by the NBA Draft in late July, here’s a look at where some […]

  • One-armed wonder bringing his highlight reel dunks to COP

    Although we can’t reveal the full field until next month, we do want to give you a sneak peek at one of the more exciting players you’ll want to check out at this year’s tournament. His name is Hansel Emmanuel. He’s a native of the Dominican Republic and earned a scholarship to play for Life […]

  • Back. Better Than Ever.

    That’s what fans can expect at this year’s 48th Culligan City of Palms Classic. Better than ever. With the 2020 tournament cancelled due to COVID-19 our fans, players, coaches, and schools are chomping at the bit to get back to the hardwood at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State […]

  • 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’ […]