Video: Highlights from the 2018 City of Palms final
Sharife Cooper and McEachern return in 2019 to defend their title.
Annually the premier holiday event in high school basketball,
the Culligan City of Palms Classic announced its 2019 field this week.
47th annual event takes place Dec. 18-23 at Suncoast Credit Union
Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers, Fla.
Here's a look at the participants across three separate events that comprise the City of Palms Classic:
16-team tournament field
The loaded 16-team main bracket showcases teams from 11 states as well as the District of Columbia. The field includes the two top-ranked teams (IMG Academy, Montverde Academy) from the Way-Too-Early 2019-20 Top 25 released in May.
champion McEachern heads to the event for its third consecutive year with a tough road back to the final beginning with Philadelphia powerhouse Roman Catholic. The Indians return 2018-19 MaxPreps National Player of the Year and 2018 City of Palms MVP Sharife Cooper
Visit the City of Palm's Classic official website
for more information, including the complete 2019 schedule.