COP Classic players picked for prestigious Naismith All-American Team

DeAndre Ayton (left) and Mohamed Bamba battle during the City of Palms 
(Photo: Kinfay Moroti, The News-Press)

The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced 30 of the nation's best to the 2017 Naismith High School Boys' All-American teams. This is the first time that all five picks for the first team were COP Classic players. Talk about ultimate bragging rights!

The players with the prestigious honor of making the team include:

Deandre Ayton, Hillcrest Prep (Ariz.)
Michael Porter Jr., Nathan Hale (Wash.)
Mohamed Bamba, Westtown School (Pa.) 
Trevon Duval, IMG Academy (Fla.)
Wendell Carter Jr., Pace Academy (Ga.)

COP stars to play in Jordan Brand Classic
The Jordan Brand Classic is a celebration of the next generation of basketball stars.  The game will be held on Friday, April 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

COP Classic players featured include: 

John Petty, Mae Jemison High School (Ala.)
Mohamed Bamba, Westtown School (Pa.)
Wendell Carter Jr., Pace Academy (Ga.)
Trevon Duval, IMG Academy (Fla.)  
Quade Green, Neumann-Goretti High School (Pa.)
Kevin Knox, Tampa Catholic High School (Fla.)
Nick Richards, The Patrick School (N.J.) 
DeAndre Ayton, Hillcrest Prep (Ariz.)
Billy Preston, Oak Hill, (Va.)
Michael Porter, Nathan Hale (Wash.)
Collin Sexton, Pebblebrook (Ga.)

Dick's Sporting Goods National Championship 
to feature COP Classic teams

What is the best high school basketball team in the country? Find out at the Dick's Sporting Goods National Championship, March 30 to April 1 in NYC.

While the lineup has yet to be announced, COP Classic teams rumored to be playing include IMG Academy, Memphis East and Montverde Academy.

COP Classic 2016 Recap Video 

Video courtesy of FloHoops

The City of Palms Classic is honored to have Enterprise Rent-A-Car as a sponsor. Enterprise is the largest transportation solutions provider, offering car, truck and motorcycle rentals as well as car sharing and car sales. The company serves over 30 countries in more than 7,200 locations. What does this mean to its customers? Enterprise is there when you need them.

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

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

For more information, visit our website: