Category: Newsletter

  • 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. […]

  • Hoop history: Nerlens Noel

    A player who is one of 14 to earn USA TODAY National Player of the Year honors and play in the Culligan City of Palms Classic, but may not be one of the first names shouted by fans is  Nerlens Noel. The 6-foot-10 center played for Tilton (N.H.) School during the 2012 Classic. At the […]

  • Classic update

    As the country still copes with COVID-19, the 2020 Culligan City of Palms Classic is still a go for Dec. 18-23 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. The 16-team Traditional Bracket features defending champion Montverde Academy and runner-up IMG Academy. The Signature Series is also loaded with talent […]

  • Classic may be first chance for coaches to see top talent

    The Culligan City of Palms Classic Dec. 18-23 is always a preview of the next great stars in college and the NBA. But this year, the tournament takes on even more meaning for the players hoping to draw the eye and a scholarship from a top college program. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many competitive […]

  • Replaying LeBron’s career at St. Vincent-St. Mary

      One of the star team attractions in this year’s Culligan City of Palms Classic is St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. About 18 years ago, the Akron-based Catholic school skyrocketed to the top of the basketball world because of one player – LeBron James.   We thought it would be fun to look back at […]