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  • Hoop History | Al Harrington

    The first City of Palms Classic alum to win the USA TODAY National Player of the Year award was Al Harrington in 1998. Going right from St. Patrick High School to the NBA, Harrington was the 25th overall pick in the 1998 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers, Harrington was the mega-journeyman, playing for seven […]

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  • NBA Suspended???

    The NBA also has suspended its season until further notice. After Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the virus, the NBA suspended its season after the March 11 games. The Oklahoma City Thunder-Jazz game was never played – even though players were on the court practicing – and with fans in the stands […]

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  • March Madness Turns to Sadness

    Most of us get pumped up when college basketball’s most exciting time of the year – March Madness – rolls onto the court and featuring many players who participated in the City of Palms Classic. This month, however, all those maddening dunks, buzzer beaters, Cinderella stories will go silent for most fans as a result […]

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  • Montverde Can’t Be Stopped

    There is no denying it, this team is a juggernaut. They’ve been sweeping teams aside and making a case for themselves as possibly the best ever. We bet they could go toe to toe with some D1 college teams out there; wouldn’t mind seeing that! The Eagles took the City of Palms Classic with relative […]

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  • McDonald’s All-American Rosters Released

    The rosters have been announced for the 2020 McDonald’s All-American Team and we’re beaming with pride at the amount of City of Palms Classic participants who have been selected. While of course we’re excited to watch all of those selected there will always be a special place in our heart for the players who’ve graced […]

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  • NBA All-Star Game

    When we say you’re looking at the future of the NBA while watching the COP tournament, we’re not exaggerating.  We don’t just host future NBA players, we host the BEST future NBA players. Sunday, you’ll see 11 former COP participants in the All-Star game. We’re stoked to watch them dazzle us with what is sure […]

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  • HISTORY: In Love with the rebound

    Kevin Love is probably most known for his role in bringing the city of Cleveland its first NBA title when the Cavaliers rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to beat the Golden State Warriors for the championship in seven games in 2016. Love also has a significant entry in the Culligan City of Palms Classic […]

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  • New food for thought

    A new food vendor will be providing delicious choices during the Culligan City of Palms Basketball Classic at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida Southwestern State College.   Little Joe’s Special Events Services, based in Cape Coral, will be the host chefs for the entire six-day tournament from Dec. 18-23.   Little […]

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  • $10,000 shots to glory

    Iberia Bank has decided to bring a big time contest to the Culligan City of Palms Classic. Basketball fans will have a chance to pick up an easy $10,000 in cash. All one has to do is make 4 simple shots. Easy right? One more thing: The shooters have to do it in 24 seconds. […]

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  • Underdogs Assemble!

    With the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the country set to play in the Culligan City of Palms Classic, the nation’s top high school basketball tournament, the easy prediction would be the two powerhouses will clash in the title game and the other 10 teams in the Traditional Bracket might as well step […]

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