2017 City of Palms

The 2017 City of Palms Classic has the same loaded field as usual, however this year their is a little twist. The 16-team field signature series field features no prep, academy, or charter schools for the first time in recent memory. Despite featuring no charter schools, the 2017 City of Palms Classic still appears to reign supreme with the top talent in the country coming to Fort Myers, Florida in late December, for the holiday season.

The 2017 City of Palms Classic will feature a number of exciting first round match-ups, put together by tournament director Donnie Wilkie, feature Hudson Catholic (NJ) and 2018 6′ 0″ PG Jahvon Quinerly going up against Webster Groves (MO) and 2018 6′ 3″ PG Courtney Ramey, McEachern (GA) and 2019 6′ 5″ SG Isaac Okoro taking on Ranney School (NJ) and 2019 6′ 5″ SF Scottie Lewis, University School (FL) and 2019 6′ 10″ PF Vernon Carey versus Archbishop Molloy (NY) and 2018 7′ 0″ C Moses Brown, and 2018 6′ 7″ SF Nassir Little of Orlando Christian Prep (FL) facing 2018 6′ 8″ SF Jaylen Hoard of Wesleyan Christian (NC) among others.

(Photo: Bill Alkofer, Orange County Register)

The 2017 City of Palms Classic will take place from December 18th to 23rd at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at Florida Southwestern State College. This year’s event features six schools in the way-too-early top 10 and a plethora of elite prospects including 2018 7′ 2″ C Bol Bol, 2018 6′ 8″ SF Louis King, 2018 6′ 8″ Carte’Are Gordon, 2019 6′ 4″ SG Bryan Antoine, 2019 6′ 9″ PF Trendon Watford, 2019 6′ 2″ PG Cole Anthony, 2019 6′ 11″ PF James Wiseman, 2018 6′ 6″ SG Aaron Wiggins, and 2018 6′ 8″ PF Taeshon Cherry. The 2017 City of Palms Classic may have a new look, but the elite talent will be featured in the Sunshine State once again this holiday season.

Signature Series field:

Memphis East (TN)
Mater Dei (CA)

Hudson Catholic (NJ)
Webster Groves (MO)
McEachern (GA)
Ranney School (NJ)
Wesleyan Christian (NC)
Orlando Christian Prep (FL)
St. Augustine (CA)
University School (FL)
Canterbury (FL)
Mountain Brook (AL)
Oak Ridge (FL)
Simeon (IL)