Since 2013, the Metro Classic Basketball Showcase has brought together the highest profile national and regional High School basketball teams to compete and provide a framework to give back to our communities. This year’s Classic has 12 teams in the TOP 20 Nationally. 10 Pre-season HIGH SCHOOL ALL-AMERICANS and 30 ESPN TOP 100 PLAYERS. Tickets can be purchased at CUREInsurancearena.com.
The Metro Classic is designed to utilize basketball as an agent for community involvement. We seek to foster values such as responsibility, respect, leadership, integrity, competition and service to others. Over the years, the Metro Classic sponsors and teams have touched the life of so many by donating funds and their time to outstanding community service organizations such as Warfighter Sports, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Ocean County, Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference Collegiate Scholarship Fund, and the Neonatal Unit of the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, NJ Police Surgeons and Night to Shine.
This is a must-see event for numerous collegiate coaches including John Calipari, Kentucky; Mick Cronin, UCLA; Frank Martin, South Carolina; Bruce Pearl, Auburn, Bill Self, Kansas; Roy Williams, UNC, and Jay Wright, Villanova.
The organizers and sponsors are delighted to announce this year’s Metro Classic High School Basketball Showcase events are scheduled for January 13th at the CURE Insurance Arena in Mercer County, NJ and February 3rd through February 6th 2022 at RWJ Arena in Toms River.
Previous sponsors have included: EII, Summit Information systems Paragon Marketing, Mcdonald’s, Nike, UBS, Chik fil a, Chrysler Jeep, Wells Fargo, Investor Bank, and Holiday Inn.
The event, televised in previous years on ESPN, MSG Varsity and NJ 12, has sold out since its inception. Participants have included National and Local powers: Montverde Academy, Sierra Canyon, Camden, Christ the King, Long Island Lutheran, Oak Hill, Roselle Catholic, St. Benedict’s Prep, St. Anthony’s, St. Thomas More (CT), Imhotep (PA) Rutgers Prep, St. Joseph’s Metuchen, First Love(PA) Academy, Ranney, Linden, The Patrick School, Lincoln (NY), Newark Eastside, Imhotep, Pope John, Gill St. Bernards, Hudson Catholic, Hunterdon Central, Union Catholic, and Rumson Fairhaven.
Current NBA standouts Cade Cunningham, Scottie Barnes, Ben Simmons, Jonathan Kuminga, Karl Towns D’Angelo Russell, RJ Barret, Isaiah Briscoe, Moses Moody, Deandre Bembry, Zaire Williams, BJ Boston and more have shown off their skills at the Metro Classic.
Those interested in sponsorship opportunities and group tickets of 10 or more, should contact: Mukesh Roy, Metro Classic Director at Metroclassic2015@gmail.com.