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  • Ranked players fill the 2018 tournament top to bottom

    2019   The bloodlines are strong for the 6-foot-3 point guard Cole Anthony, whose father, Greg, starred at UNLV and played 11 years in the NBA. Anthony’s basketball IQ suggests he learned a lot from his dad, but the younger Anthony has a better vertical leap, at 43 inches, and impressive athleticism. He has an […]

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  • City of Palms named top tournament

    MaxPreps calls it “the most talent-rich tournament field of the 2018-19 season.” USA Today says it’s an event “you, 100 percent, want to get out to.” The Culligan City of Palms Classic is getting well-deserved recognition from basketball writers across the country as they prepare their lists of must-see tournaments. It’s the perfect combination of […]

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  • Top ranked teams set to collide

    Stacked. If there’s a single word to describe the 2018 Culligan City of Palms Classic field, that’s the one. The 26-team tournament features seven of the USA Today Super 25 and 11 of the MaxPreps preseason top 100. Three of the top five teams on each list will grace the court at Suncoast Credit Union […]

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  • Possible rematch?

    University School (Fort Lauderdale) enters the 2018 Culligan City of Palms Classic as the defending champs, but the Sharks still have something to prove. Montverde Academy pounded University School in the championship game of the GEICO High School Nationals last spring, leaving Scottie Barnes, Vernon Carey Jr. and company one step short of a dream […]

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  • Lehigh strikes lightning again

    One Lehigh Senior High School’s Delshawn Green basketball playing experience is over, he could probably write a best-selling book about it. Now a senior, he’s experienced just about everything: the exultation of a run to the state finals, the horror of a teammate’s slaying in a nightclub shooting, a head coaching change, and even a […]

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  • Top Matchups Days 1-3 of the 2018 Tournament

    (Note: team rankings are from the MaxPreps Way-Too-Early Top 25.) Monday, Dec. 17 The pick: No. 10 Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) vs. Riverview (Sarasota), 8:45 p.m. — Perennial national power Oak Hill makes its first Culligan City of Palms appearance since 1991 when it takes the floor for this game against a […]

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  • 2018 City of Palms Top ranked players

    Top Seniors: No. 2 – Cole Anthony | Oak Hill Academy, Briarwood, N.Y. No. 3 – Vernon Carey Jr. | NSU University School, Southwest Ranches, Fla. No. 8 – Josh Green | IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. No. 17 – Armando Bacot | IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla. No. 21 – D.J. Jeffries | Olive Branch High […]

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  • University School looks to defend their title

    The numbers on their backs might as well be targets. Everyone in this year’s Culligan City of Palms Classic will be gunning for University School (Fort Lauderdale), which returns to defend its 2017 championship. The Sharks feature both the No. 3 senior and No. 2 junior in ESPN’s recruiting database. The team’s elite junior, versatile […]

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  • Mitchell twins look to make a splash

    They both played at Montverde Academy (Florida) last year. They’re both playing at Woodrow Wilson (District Heights, Maryland) this year. They’ve both committed to play college ball at Maryland starting next year. They both averaged 9.5 rebounds per game in four Nike EYBL outings this summer. Yes, Makhi and Makhel Mitchell are twins in just […]

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  • City of Palms Classic always delivers top talent – ESPN top 100 2018

    There’s a reason Mike Krzyzewski, John Calipari and Roy Williams have all been spotted in the stands at the Culligan City of Palms Classic. The top three players in the ESPN 100 college recruiting database for the class of 2019 appeared in the most recent City of Palms. The same is true for five of […]

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