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  • Cam Thomas turns it on for EYBL session # 3

    Cam Thomas left little doubt about his scoring prowess when he visited the Culligan City of Palms Classic in December. But perhaps because of the competition, the overwhelming talent surrounding him with Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia), or both, his 23.3 City of Palms scoring average may be merely a conservative indication of […]

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  • Hoops History: 1989 First City of Palms Classic player makes it to the NBA

    When he went last, he became the first.   Toney Mack was the final player selected in the 1989 NBA Draft, going 54th overall to the Philadelphia 76ers. He was also the first player who appeared at the Culligan City of Palms Classic history to be taken in the NBA Draft.   That he wound […]

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  • 2019 NBA Draft predictions

    The NBA Draft is a crapshoot. What just happened in the NBA Finals was the latest proof of that, as the Toronto Raptors managed to win the championship without a single former lottery pick on the roster.   But what is a virtual certainty about the draft is that there will be former Culligan City […]

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  • 2019 NBA draft lottery order

    The New Orleans Pelicans won NBA Draft Lottery 2019 presented by State Farm®, which was conducted at the Hilton Chicago on Tuesday. The Pelicans will have the first overall pick in NBA Draft 2019 presented by State Farm, which will be held on Thursday, June 20 at 7 p.m. ET at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, […]

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  • Cole Anthony wins Jordan Brand Classic Co-MVP

    Just call him Mr. MVP. Cole Anthony won co-MVP at the Jordan Brand Classic last month to go along with his MVP trophies from the McDonald’s All American Game and the Nike Hoop Summit. The Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Virginia) point guard dazzled once again at the Jordan Brand Classic, scoring a game-high […]

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  • 2019 EYBL sessions 1 & 2 highlights

    There’s no real offseason for the high school hoops elite. Summer ball began in earnest over the past month with the first two sessions of the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League. Stars from the most recent Culligan City of Palms Classic were well-represented, and none has shone more brilliantly than reigning City of Palms MVP […]

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  • 2019 NBA draft combine filled with City of Palms Alumni

    Four NBA teams are still in the running for the 2019 title, but the rest of the league is thinking about 2020. And this week, they’ll be taking a hard look at players who Culligan City of Palms Classic fans are already familiar with. City of Palms alums make up one out of every five […]

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  • Hoops History: Kwame Brown is the first of many No. 1 overall picks

    Michael Jordan should have paid more attention to the Culligan City of Palms Classic. If he had, he may have avoided the most ignominious mistake of his non-playing career. For a brief time in 2000 and 2001, Jordan was president of basketball operations and general manager of the Washington Wizards, tasked with making player personnel […]

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  • 2018 teams: How they fared

    The 16-team Culligan City of Palms Classic main bracket, fiour-team Small Town Signature Series and four other showcase games produced a whopping 11 schools who played for a state championship (eight of whom wound up hoisting the first-place trophies) and three more in the season-ending GEICO Nationals: – GEICO NATIONALS IMG Academy (29-1): Wire-to-wire, 66-55 […]

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  • Hoops History: 1989 City of Palms Classic Championship game goes into triple overtime

    The NCAA Tournament final went to overtime this year, giving fans five extra minutes of college basketball before Virginia finished off Texas Tech. But as overtime finals of championship games go, the game hardly came close to the triple overtime thriller at the 1989 Culligan City of Palms Classic. Fans gathered at Fort Myers High […]

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