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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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  • First look – Who might fill the field of the 2018 City of Palms Classic

    The No. 1 high school tournament in the nation is bringing another stacked field to Fort Myers. We can’t tell you who’s coming to this year’s Culligan City of Palms Classic just yet — that’ll have to wait until next month — but we can tell you that five of the top 10 teams on […]

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  • Peach Jam results, City of Palms Players continue to shine

    The players who got to the bucket the most at this year’s Peach Jam went through the City of Palms first. Three of the top four scorers in the weeklong showcase, which serves as the championship of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, played in the Culligan City of Palms Classic. Lightning-fast Sharife Cooper lit […]

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  • City of Palms Alumn make a statement in NBA Summer league

    NBA teams that drafted Culligan City of Palms Classic talent this year quickly learned the wisdom of their decisions. Three players who appeared in the City of Palms were named NBA All-Summer League First Team. Wendell Carter Jr., who went at No. 7 to the Chicago Bulls, Collin Sexton, whom the Cleveland Cavaliers took at […]

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