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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • COP alum fill the All-America teams

    As the pandemic altered high school hoops season winds down many of the high school basketball media have come out with their All-America teams. City of Palms Classic alum and players that were scheduled to take part in 2020 fill many of those lists. Take a look:   2021 McDonald’s All American Team: Paolo Banchero […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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’ […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • Culligan City of Palms Classic alums making names for themselves in the pros

    As the NBA season heats up here in late January many of the young stars are recent alumni of the City of Palms Classic. Here are some of the former City of Palms players making names for themselves in the show:    Collin Sexton (Pebblebrook High School, Ga.) – averaging an amazing 24.8 points, which puts […]

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  • 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 […]

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