JUNE 2020
Classic matchups ahead for 48th City of Palms Classic
Another high school basketball classic is shaping up for the 48th Culligan City of Palms Classic as powerhouse Montverde, the nation’s top team from a year ago, returns to defend its title Dec. 18-23 at Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College.
 
Montverede, ranked No. 1 in the country last season according to MaxPreps, cruised through the 2019 Classic, winning its four games by an average of 31 points. There will be plenty of tough challengers....
JUNE 2020
Top players to showcase their skills

As always, the player talent pool for this year’s Classic is off the charts with 7 top 40 seniors, 6 top 10 junior and 3 top 20 sophomores ranked among ESPN’s Top 100 of the top high school players in the country in the field, along with other stars ranked in other polls.
 
Leading Montverde will be 6-4 senior guard Langston Love, ranked No. 22 on ESPN’s Top 100 list of the top high school players in the country. He is attracting interest from 13 top-level NCAA Division I universities, including Villanova, UCLA, Texas and Oklahoma State. 
 
IMG features two players ranked in the Top 100. Moussa Diabate is the...
JUNE 2020
Montverde on brink of matching history

 
Montverde is seeking to become only the second team to win five Classic titles, matching the feat first established by Cypress Lake High School. Besides last year, Montverde also won in 2016, plus back-to-back crowns in 2012 and 2013.

Those consecutive titles were the first for any teams since the Classic expanded to a 16-team national field in 1987. Montverde can equal the feat of its predecessors with a second consecutive title this year. Last December, tournament MVP Scottie Barnes – now at Florida State - led the Eagles with...
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johnnaylor@cityofpalmsclassic.com

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