See Six Games For Only $10.00! Tickets on Sale December 1st!
Greensboro, N.C. â€“ The Greensboro Coliseum Complexâ€™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 Macyâ€™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 6â€™9â€ 215-pound power forward Julius Brooks. The next game, Raleighâ€™s Ravenscroft High School vs. Northern Guilford, will feature one of the top prep players in the nation in 6â€™ 9â€ 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 6â€™ 9â€ center Javan Mitchell, taking on Glenn. Up next is national power Oak Hill which features Oklahoma recruit Keith â€œTinyâ€ 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 Godâ€™s John Wall and C.J. Leslie (N.C. State recruit) versus Ragsdale and 6â€™5â€ wing player Jay Canty, who has committed to High Point University. The slateâ€™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.*****