7th ANNUAL MLK DAY N.C. SCHOLASTIC CLASSIC RETURNS TO GREENSBORO JANUARY 19

Posted by Andy Durham on November 25, 2008 at 1:11 pm under High School | 5 Comments to Read

See Six Games For Only $10.00! Tickets on Sale December 1st!

Greensboro, N.C. – The Greensboro Coliseum Complex’s Special Events Center will host the 7th Annual MLK Day North Carolina Scholastic Classic on Monday, January 19 beginning at 11:30 am. Top high school and prep teams will bring the best in amateur hoops to Greensboro for a six-game holiday hoops extravaganza!

Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 1st at www.ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets including participating area Lowes Foods locations, FYE and Macy’s stores, charge by phone at 336-852-1100 or at the Greensboro Coliseum box office. All tickets are $10.00 and seating is general admission.

Want to get an early look at the future collegiate and professional stars of tomorrow? The N.C. Scholastic Classic will feature a host of Division I basketball prospects.

The lineup begins with Forsyth Country Day, led by freshmen phenom PG Tyler Lewis, taking on Page and 6’9” 215-pound power forward Julius Brooks. The next game, Raleigh’s Ravenscroft High School vs. Northern Guilford, will feature one of the top prep players in the nation in 6’ 9” forward Ryan Kelly. Kelly, who is headed to Duke, will look to lead Ravenscroft past a Northern Guilford squad led by the inside-outside combination of forward Jacob Lawson and guard Jonathan Frye.

The next game on the slate (2:30) will feature Greensboro Day, led by point guard Jay Lewis and 6’ 9” center Javan Mitchell, taking on Glenn. Up next is national power Oak Hill which features Oklahoma recruit Keith “Tiny” Gallon, Virginia Tech recruit Lamont Jones, Chasen Campbell, Bryon Allen, Glenn Bryant and top-15 ranked junior Pe’Shon Howard. Facing off against the Warriors will be Christ School led by Duke recruit Marshall Plumlee, South Carolina bound Lakeem Jackson and Harvard recruit Dee Giger.

The 6:00 game will pit Word of God’s John Wall and C.J. Leslie (N.C. State recruit) versus Ragsdale and 6’5” wing player Jay Canty, who has committed to High Point University. The slate’s final tilt will match up Southern Durham versus Patterson School and its talented trio of Hassan Whiteside (Marshall University recruit), Leek Leek and Nik Garcia.

In its first year (2003), the North Carolina Scholastic Classic brought future NBA superstar LeBron James to the Triad, drawing a crowd of 16,220, a North Carolina state record for a high school basketball game. Other future NBA stars who have appeared in the Classic include Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder) and Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks).

*****Sent to us by Jim Modlin, courtesy of Andrew Brown and the Greensboro Coliseum staff.*****


  • J. White said,

    I saw Leek Leek play for Veritas this weekend. Has he transferred back into Christ School?

  • J. White said,

    I am sorry I meant Patterson School…

  • Andy said,

    I saw the same thing.

    When I looked at the Veritas roster Saturday night, I saw 2 Leeks. One was Leek Leek the other was Deng Leek, I do believe.

    Leek Leek probably was listed at Patterson and then left there and came to Veritas.

  • Ziggy said,

    I haven’t heard much about Veritas basketball in newspaper. How are they doing?

  • RG said,

    They have a 0-3 record on maxpreps.com but have one more loss that wasnt listed in that total.