MAY 2020
Past Classic Teams, Players Earn MaxPreps All-Decade Honors

How special was the powerhouse Montverde Academy team, which won the City of Palms Classic last year and finished 25-0? MaxPreps believes the Eagles were the best team of the past decade.

And two stunning plays by Lonzo Ball and Ben Simmons during the Classic made the Top 10 Most Memorable High School Basketball Plays of the Decade by MaxPreps.

MaxPreps put Montverde on top in its Top 10 High School Boys Basketball Teams of the Past Decade. Led by National Player of the Year Cade Cunningham, Montverde was unstoppable, beating opponents by 39 points a game and...
MAY 2020
Alum Ayton Makes NBA 2K Finals

Several COP alums took their games virtual and participated in the NBA 2K tourney on Xbox One recently.

DeAndre Ayton, who played in the 2016 Classic for Phoenix Hillcrest and the 2014 tournament with Balboa (Calif.) City School, reached the final where he...
MAY 2020
Classic Could Be Immediate Next Step To The Pros 

As the pathway to the pros continues to change, the Culligan City of Palms Classic, ranked the No. 1 basketball tournament in the U.S., is close to becoming the immediate next step to the NBA for many alums.

The future of the NCAA’s “One and Done” rule remains tenuous at best. Without the rule....
TOP 15 PLAYERS (7 are COP alumni)
Devin Booker VS. Deandre Ayton
NBA 2K Tournament Full Game Highlights: Devin Booker vs. Deandre Ayton

Watch the best moments from the NBA 2K Tournament Finals series between Devin Booker and Deandre Ayton! #NBA2KTourney
Looking back at the best basketball plays of the past 10 years. There were plenty of other plays and moments that gave these a run for their money.

John Naylor
Executive Director

Donnie Wilkie
VP and Tournament Director

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