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  • City of Palms champions keep on winning

    McEachern (Powder Springs, Georgia) announced its presence as one of this season’s truly elite teams when it blazed through the field to win the Culligan City of Palms Classic, and the team is still setting the high school basketball landscape afire. The unbeaten squad led by electric point guard Sharife Cooper and Auburn commit Isaac […]

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  • COP alumni fill the 2019 NBA All Star ranks

    There’s no sure path to the NBA All-Star Game, but the Culligan City of Palms Classic is a good place to start. Four of the 24 players who’ll take the court Sunday night in Charlotte once graced the hardwood at the City of Palms, and a fifth would have done so had he not been […]

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  • Culligan City of Palms Classic places 10 on 2019 McDonald’s rosters

    This year’s McDonald’s All American Boys Game will look familiar to fans who watch the Culligan City of Palms Classic. Ten of the 24 players on the McDonald’s rosters announced Thursday have appeared in the City of Palms, one shy of the record 11 City of Palms players chosen for the 2017 McDonald’s event. For […]

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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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