Coming Monday January 16……from the Greensboro Coliseum site at www.greensborocoliseum.com:
11:30a.m. Forsyth Country Day vs. Body of Christ
1:00 p.m. Wesleyan Christian vs. Greenfield
2:30 p.m. Christ School vs. Norfolk Christian
4:00 p.m. Greensboro Day vs. Smith
5:30 p.m. Oak Hill vs. Dudley
7:00 p.m. High Point Christian vs. Quality Education Academy
The Greensboro Coliseum will host the 10th Annual MLK Day North Carolina Scholastic Classic on Monday, January 16, beginning at 11:30 am. The event will once again bring the best in amateur hoops to Greensboro for a six-game holiday hoops extravaganza!
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 feature a host of Division I basketball prospects.
The Classic’s most anticipated match-up will pit one of the nation’s perennial top teams, Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, VA), versus local powerhouse Dudley. Oak Hill will feature UCLA-bound forward Jordan Adams, guard Tyler Lewis, a NC State signee, 7-0, 275-pound center A.J. Hammons who has committed to Purdue and 6-3 point guard D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera, who is headed to Georgetown.
The 1:00 pm tilt (Wesleyan vs Greenfield) will feature Wesleyan’s Theo Pinson, one of the top sophomores in the country who is being heavily recruited by Duke, North Carolina and UConn. Wesleyan also boasts Florida State recruit Montay Brandon, a 6-4, 180-pound guard. Greenfield will counter with a squad led by Aaron Roundtree, who averaged 17.1 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and three blocks for the Knights as a junior in 2010-11. Roundtree committed to Wake Forest in March 2011.
The 4:00 p.m. contest for local bragging rights will match Greensboro Day versus Smith. Greensboro Day is led by 6-6 junior forward Christian Hairston and 6-3 shooting guard Reggie Dillard.
The Classic finale will pit High Point Christian taking on Quality Education (Winston-Salem) in a game with a host of Division I talent. Quality Education’s roster is loaded with Brandon Bolden, a 6-11 center being recruited by Georgetown, 6-4 swingman James Ford and guard Jevon Thomas, who has committed to Dayton.
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 over the past nine years include Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder), Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks), Brandon Jennings (Milwaukee Bucks) and Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets).