Survey results are in!
We appreciate all the feedback provided in the survey that we sent out last month. As you know, for the first time ever, the Culligan City of Palms Classic took place in the brand-new Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW last year. With this change, we discovered great benefits and new challenges of hosting the popular tournament at a new venue. 

Here are some of our top findings:
  • 91.02% of those responding had attended in prior years
  • 95.21 were satisfied with the tournament
  • 92.77% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about our pricing
  • 97.59% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about the teams
  • 96.89% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about the schedule
  • 92.82% were very satisfied or satisfied about the new arena
  • 86.74% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about the inside concessions
  • 93.87% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about the outside concessions
  • 80.01% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about the ticket ordering
  • 80.13% were very satisfied, satisfied or neutral about the parking
Spalding Hoop Hall Classic featured COP players
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's Hoophall Classic features the top high school players and teams from around the country each year. The event was held the weekend of January 14 to16 at Springfield College's Blake Arena in Springfield, Mass.

The top five COP Classic players featured in the game included:

DeAndre Ayton, No. 2 in ESPN 100 class of 2017
Wendell Carter, No. 3 ESPN 100 class of 2017
Trevon Duval, No. 4 ESPN 100 class of 2017
Mohamed Bamba, No. 5 in ESPN 100 class of 2017
R.J. Barrett, No. 1 in ESPN class of 2019

Congrats to the other featured COP players:

Nick Richards,  The Patrick School (N.J.)
Cameron Reddish, Westtown School (Pa.)
Charles Bassey, St. Anthony Catholic High School (Texas)
Silvio De Sousa, IMG Academy (Fla.)
Emmitt Williams, IMG Academy (Fla.)
John Petty, Jemison High School (Ala.)
Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti High School (Pa.)
Brandon Randolph, Westtown School (Pa.)

McDonald's All-American picks

The 40th McDonald's All American Games will be held on March 29, 2017 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. The games are set to feature elite high school basketball players from around the country, including two  schools from the Sunshine State: Tampa Catholic High School and IMG Academy in Bradenton.

COP Classic players featured in the All American Games include:

Mohamed BambaWesttown School (Pa.)
Wendell Carter, Pace Academy (Ga.)
Trevon Duval, IMG Academy (Fla.)  
Quade GreenNeumann-Goretti High School (Pa.)
Kevin Knox, Tampa Catholic High School (Fla.)
Nick Richards, The Patrick School (N.J.) 
DeAndre Ayton, Hillcrest Prep (Ariz.)
Michael Porter, Nathan Hale (Wash.)
Collin Sexton, Pebblebrook (Ga.)
M.J. Walker, Jonesboro (Ga.)

Oak Hill Academy ends Chino Hill's 60-game win streak 
The Chino Hills basketball team entered the Nike Extravaganza on February 4 riding a 60-game win streak, 25 wins this year and 35 from last year. Despite its best efforts, Chino Hill's path to glory was blocked when Oak Hill Academy, ranked No. 14 in USA Today, came out victorious with a 96-91 win in front of a sold out crowd of 5,000 in Santa Ana, Calif. Due to missed free throws, turnovers, and an uncharacteristically bad shooting night, the No. 2 ranked Huskies were handed their first loss in over a year. Read more >>

The City of Palms Classic is honored to have Culligan as the title sponsor again this year. Whether you need to solve hard water problems, home filtration issues, or treat drinking water for a cleaner, better taste, there's an efficient solution from Culligan. Backed by over 75 years of experience solving the most common water treatment and delivery problems, Culligan brings its industry-leading technology and experience to your home or business, without the hassle. 

Don't miss the nation's No. 1  high school basketball tournament!

45th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic
FSW - Suncoast Credit Union Arena 

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