JULY 2020
Classic Update
As the country still copes with COVID-19, the 2020 Culligan City of Palms Classic is still a go for Dec. 18-23 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.

The 16-team Traditional Bracket features defending champion Montverde Academy and runner-up IMG Academy. The Signature Series is also loaded with talent looking to make an impact.

Classic organizers are continuing to monitor the latest information on the virus as well as reviewing CDC and state guidelines. Fans will have access to hand sanitizers throughout the arena.

Go to cityofpalmsclassic.com for updates on the tournament and to purchase tickets when they become available.
JULY 2020
Classic May be First Chance for Coaches to See Top Talent
The Culligan City of Palms Classic Dec. 18-23 is always a preview of the next great stars in college and the NBA. But this year, the tournament takes on even more meaning for the players hoping to draw the eye and a scholarship from a top college program. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many competitive summer leagues like the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League and the AAU summer programs were cancelled.
JULY 2020
Replaying LeBron's Career at St. Vincent - St. Mary.

One of the star team attractions in this year’s Culligan City of Palms Classic is St. Vincent-St. Mary High School. About 18 years ago, the Akron-based Catholic school skyrocketed to the top of the basketball world because of one player – LeBron James.

We thought it would be fun to look back at his high school career, specifically two games against national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy
JULY 2020
Hoop History: Nerlens Noel

A player who is one of 14 to earn USA TODAY National Player of the Year honors and play in the Culligan City of Palms Classic, but may not be one of the first names shouted by fans is Nerlens Noel.
The 6-foot-10 center played for Tilton (N.H.) School during the 2012 Classic. At the time, he was rated the top player in the class of 2012 by ESPN.

Blast From The Past
LeBron Says Hello
In his first nationally-televised game on December 12, 2002, LeBron James shows out with 31 points as No. 23 St. Vincent-St. Mary High School takes down No. 1 Oak Hill Academy 65-45.
Bringing It Back
Nerlens Noel Putting It Down
Nerlens Noel showing that he had what it took back in high school!

John Naylor
Executive Director

Donnie Wilkie
VP and Tournament Director

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