14th Annual NC Scholastic Classic/MLK Day Basketball coming Monday January 18 to the Greensboro Coliseum

Posted by Press Release on January 13, 2016 at 3:15 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

2016 MLK Day North Carolina Scholastic Classic Schedule

12:30 pm Greenfield vs. Greensboro Day
2:00 pm Rabun Gap vs. Mt. Tabor
3:30 pm Christ School vs. Forsyth Country Day
5:00 pm Trinity vs. Dudley

DATE:
Jan. 18, 12:30 p.m.
VENUE:
Greensboro Coliseum
TICKETS:
Adults – $15; ages 5-12 – $10; under 5 years of age – free
Purchase tickets online

The 14th Annual MLK Day North Carolina Scholastic Classic will return to Greensboro Coliseum on Monday, January 18 beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. 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 once again bring the best in prep hoops action to Greensboro for a four-game holiday hoops extravaganza (see schedule below).

Top players at this year’s Classic will include Dudley juniors Hendon Hooker, Brion Seagraves, Brandon Lamberth and Josh Hopkins, Trinity Christian’s senior point guard Mike Boykin and 6’ 7” freshman forwad Joey Baker and one of the top sophomores in the country, Greenfield School’s Coby White, a 6’4” guard averaging 26 points 6 assists and 7 rebounds.

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 that have appeared in the Scholastic Classic in Greensboro include Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Josh Smith (Los Angeles Clippers), Brandon Jennings (Detroit Pistons) and Ty Lawson (Houston Rockets).

2016 MLK Day North Carolina Scholastic Classic Schedule

12:30 pm Greenfield vs. Greensboro Day
2:00 pm Rabun Gap vs. Mt. Tabor
3:30 pm Christ School vs. Forsyth Country Day
5:00 pm Trinity vs. Dudley

About David West Foundation: David and Lesley West believe the movement of youth is the changing force in our world. With this belief, and through the personal philanthropy of him and his wife Lesley, they have made a mark on children of all socio-economic backgrounds. In over 11 years in the NBA, David and Lesley have given back to all the communities they have touched. Since coming to Indianapolis in 2011 they have hosted, in conjunction with corporate partners, the annual “Come to Our House” event where a Thanksgiving meal is served to over 650 men, women and children from Central Indiana shelters. Since the start of his professional career, David has given his personal time to mentor young men and women who participate in the Garner Road AAU (Raleigh, NC) basketball program. Under the management of the West family, the Garner Road program continues to be one of the best AAU basketball programs for young men and women in the state and is recognizable across the country for their slogan “NO BOOKS NO BALL”. The West family’s philanthropic efforts they have afforded many local students the opportunity of higher education and they are also supporters of special needs communities through their support of programs that reach children with autism.


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