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Introducing the 2023 Claim the Crown Tournament

22, May 2023

Introducing the 2023 Claim the Crown Tournament

High school championships are won in the spring but the blueprint is laid it long before that. In the fall of 2023, high school basketball teams from across the country will have a chance to fine-tune their teams before practice even gets started with the Claim the Crown tournament.

Teams are encouraged to apply for the October 20-22 event today. This will be an invite-only event. The format will be brackets only, no match-up games. Teams will be paired against like-minded and talent-matched opponents. This will be our most talented event of the year. We can’t wait to roll it out.


Why Claim the Crown?

  • Elite match-ups (four game guarantee)
  • 128 invite-only teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • There will be several nationally-ranked players in the field
  • National media
  • All-American voters
  • National Top 25 poll makers in attendance
  • Connection with our elite college coach network
  • A plethora of video creators


  • Atlanta will be the host city in 2023
  • Games will be played at Suwanee Sports Academy and surrounding high school gyms
  • One game on Friday, two on Saturday, one on Sunday
  • Easy six-hour drive for the entire South
  • Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport is 45 minutes away
  • Hotel deals are in place near the venues
  • Atlanta is a must-visit city in the Fall

Justin Young

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series.