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2023 City of Palms Classic Field Announced

23, Aug 2023

2023 City of Palms Classic Field Announced

One of the most anticipated, celebrated events on the high school basketball calendar celebrates its 50th anniversary by gathering some of the best teams and prospects to Fort Myers in December. 

The City of Palms Classic will take place from December 18 to December 23 at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena, and the field is scheduled to include Archbishop Ryan (PA), Archbishop Stepinac (NY), Cannon School (NC), Columbus (FL), Don Bosco Prep (NJ), IMG Academy (FL), Link Academy (MO), Long Island Luthern (NY), Mariner (FL), McEachern (GA), Millennium (AZ), Montverde Academy (FL), North Mecklenburg (NC), Paul VI (VA), Richmond Heights (OH) and Westminster Academy (FL) in the 16-team tournament field.

The Small-Town Signature Series will feature Buckhorn (AL), Charlotte (FL), Lexington (SC) and Lyon County (KY) while the Sunshine Series will include Mater Dei (CA), Riviera Prep (FL), Victory Christian Academy (FL) and Windermere Prep (FL). 


Some of the prospects of note: 

16-Team Tournament

Archbishop Ryan (PA): Thomas Sorber (2024, Georgetown)

Archbishop Stepinac (NY): Boogie Fland (2024), Danny Barbuccia (2025)

Cannon School (NC): Austin Swartz (2024)

Columbus (FL): Cameron Boozer (2025), Cayden Boozer (2025), Jase Richardson (2024), Jaxon Richardson (2026)

Don Bosco Prep (NJ): Keiner Asprilla (2026), Dylan Harper (2024)

IMG Academy (FL): Darius Acuff (2025), Amier Ali (2024), Donnie Freeman (2024, Syracuse), Chase McCarty (2024), Khani Rooths (2024)

Link Academy (MO): TO Barrett (2024, Missouri), Jasper Johnson (2025), Tre Johnson (2024), Labaron Philon (2024), Aaron Rowe (2025), Jalen Shelley (2024)

Long Island Luthern (NY): Kiyan Anthony (2025), VJ Edgecombe (2024), Godswill Erheriene (2024), Dylan Mingo (2026), Jacob Ross (2025)

McEachern (GA): Ace Bailey (2024, Rutgers), Moses Hipps (2024)

Millenium (AZ): Cameron Holmes (2026)

Montverde Academy (FL): Kayden Allen (2026), Cooper Flagg (2024), Caleb Gaskins (2026), Curtis Givens (2024), Bryce Heard (2025), Liam McNeely (2024), Dhani Miller (2026), Asa Newell (2024), Derik Queen (2024), Robert Wright III (2024, Baylor)

North Mecklenburg (NC): Isaiah Evans (2024, Duke), Trey Maxwell (2025), Ashton Pierce (2026)

Paul VI (VA): Isaiah Abraham (2024, UConn), Darren Harris (2024, Duke), Patrick Ngongba (2024), Jordan Smith (2026), Garrett Sundra (2024, Notre Dame)

Richmond Heights (OH): TJ Crumble (2026)

Westminster Academy (FL): Alex Constanza (2026), Alex Lloyd (2025), Jeremiah Police (2024), DJ Wimbley (2025)


Small-Town Signature Series

Buckhorn (AL): Caleb Holt (2026)

Charlotte (FL): Chris Cornish (2024)

Lexington (SC): Kaleb Evans (2025), Jaxon Prunty (2024), Cam Scott (2024, Texas)

Lyon County (KY): Travis Perry (2024)


Sunshine Series

Riviera Prep (FL): Dante Allen (2025)

Victory Christian Academy (FL): Lorenzo Cason (2024)

Windermere Prep (FL): Brandon Bass Jr (2026), Sinan Huan (2026)


Josh Tec

Josh Tec is a Georgia State graduate with a degree in journalism. Tec aspires to work in basketball media as his career continues. At Georgia State, he graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors and was recognized as a leader in the classroom. Outside of basketball, Tec loves movies and perpetually seeks out his next favorite film.