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LIST OF THE TEAMS TO HAVE PLAYED IN THE CLASSIC

The top four-team High School basketball tournament in the country, the Classic tipped off for the first time in December of 1983. The following are the teams which have played in the tourney, and a list of their accomplishments during the years of their participation.

Number of Classic championships denoted by (*).

Admiral King, Ohio (1989, 1997)

Ohio’s team of the 1980s; 197-30 record; Ranked #13 USA with 25-1 mark. TOP PLAYERS: 1989 Jamie Gladden; 1997 Rashad Hannibal.

Archbishop Carroll, Washington D.C. (1999, 2009)

WCAC South District Champions, 19-13 record following top ten National ranking in ‘97. TOP PLAYERS: David Hawkins, Kevin Newsome. Placed second in ’09 Classic which was followed by an in-season coaching change. TOP PLAYERS: Ahmad George, Stephane Manga.

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania (1983)

PA State titlist in Class AAA. TOP PLAYER: Ken Estelle.

Benedictine H.S., Virginia (1984)

National record holders with 14 consecutive Virginia State titles; 20 State crowns in 22 years; Winners of 95-straight regular season games. TOP PLAYER: J.C. Ajemian.

Bishop O’Connell, Arlington, VA (2005, 2013)

National power, averaging 23 wins a season. 30-4 record in 2004 and ranked 21st in the country. Won two state championships in three years. TOP PLAYER: Marcus Ginyard. Nationally ranked in ’13 led by Maryland-commit Melo Trimble and Junior Etou. Won VA state title two months after leaving Erie in ’13.

*Brooklyn Bishop Loughlin (1983, 1991, 1993)

NY State Champions; 26-3, averaged 78 points per game;

1991, 29-1; Three major tournament titles. TOP PLAYERS: 1983 James Major, Andre Kibbler; 1991 Andre Riddick, Charles Carter; 1993 Sherwin Anderson, Seldon Jefferson.

Cardinal Dougherty High School, Philadelphia (2004)

Ranked 7th nationally in preseason. 24-4 previous season. Averaged more than 75 points per game. TOP PLAYERS: Kyle Lowry, DeSean White, Shane Clark.

***Cathedral Prep (1983 to present) 1993 PIAA Quad-A State Champions; 1994 & 1996 PIAA State Runners-Up; 1980 PIAA State AAA Champs; 1984 AAAA Runners-Up; 1987, 2005, 2012 PIAA Final Four; Metro Champions 1984, ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91, ‘94, ‘95, ‘96, ‘97, ‘98, ‘02; Region Champions 2005, ’06, ’07, ’08, ’11, ’12, ‘13; District Ten Champions 1988, ’90, ’91, ’93, ’94, ’95, ’97, ’98, ’05, ’06, ’07, ’09, ’11, ’12, ’13; Classic Champions 1987, ‘91, ‘93. TOP PLAYERS: 1983 Mark Atkinson, Jim Stevenson; 1984 Chris Keim; 1985 Mark Manczka; 1986 Rick Demski, Mike Szewczykowski; 1988 Olivier Allinei, Jim Camp, Jim Toohey; 1989 Steve Zeigler, Mike Heberle, Phil Kraus; 1990 Todd Stablein, Jeff Cardot; 1991 Jim Hamilton, Todd Filipkowski; 1992 Mike King, Mark Tate; 1993 Cliff Dennett, Jed Ryan, Booker Coleman; 1994 Jed Ryan, Booker Coleman, Kenny Duck; 1995 Justin Izbicki, Jed Ryan, Craig Fomich; 1996 Keith Neis, John Trocki, Brian Szewczykowski; 1997 R.J. Fiorelli, Graham Witherspoon; 1998 Julian Blanks; 1999 Adam Straub; 2000-'01 Mark Chase; 2002 Andy Kubinski, Mike Sertz; 2003 Casey McCloskey; 2004 Joe Jones; 2005 Cory Knight; 2006 Preston Harris, Mark Demski; 2007 Mark Blazek, Josh Licata; 2008 Mark Blazek, Steve Piotrowicz; 2009 Bob Spoden, Andrew Sweny, Rasean Thrower; 2010 Rasean Thrower, Adam Blazek; 2011 Adam Blazek, Sheldon Zablotny; 2012 Conor Colpoys, Chris Francis, Sheldon Zablotny; 2013 Conor Colpoys, Matt Harris, Sheldon Zablotny; 2014 Matt Harris; 2015 Carter Cross, Matt Colpoys, Antonio Frisina, Joe Fustine

Charlotte Christian, Charlotte, NC (2011)

Alma mater of NBA star Stephen Curry. 2001 North Carolina state champions and four-time finalist in the title game, including shortly after leaving the ‘11 Classic. TOP PLAYERS: Anthony Gill, Worth Smith, Patrick Rooks.

*Chester High, Chester, PA (1995, 2002, 2006, 2009)

1995 PA state AAAA champions. Coach Alonzo Lewis record: 214-60, includes two state titles and six Final Four appearances. 2002. Six state titles in history, 15 appearances in title game. 2005, 2008 AAAA Champions. First Classic crown in 2009. TOP PLAYERS: 1995 Raymond Carroll, Randy Maultsby; 2002 Jonathan Thompson; 2006 Darrin Govens; 2009 Rahlir Jefferson.

*Christ the King, New York (1984)

Perennial nationally-ranked powerhouse; New York State Champions; NY City Catholic Champs. TOP PLAYER: Brian Royal.

Constitution, Philadelphia, PA (2015)

A basketball power from Philadelphia. Have won PIAA state championships in 2011, 2012 & 2015. TOP PLAYERS: Ahmad Gilbert, Kimar Williams.

Dayton Dunbar High, Ohio (1992)

Dayton League Champions seven times in 10 years; 1991 record 19-3; Ohio State semi-finalist. TOP PLAYERS: Richard “Tu-Tu” Brown, James Ray.

DeMatha Catholic (1985)

Five-time National Champions; 23 consecutive years in Nation’s Top Ten; Three-time National Coach-of-the-Year in Morgan Wootten, high school basketballs most famous coach. More than 50 tournament titles. TOP PLAYERS: Steve Hood, Jerrod Mustaf, John Gwynn.

Detroit Country Day School, MI (1991, 1997)

Won two consecutive Michigan State titles (1989-1990), 26-2 record; Captured eight consecutive District titles. TOP PLAYERS: Chris Webber (1991, National Player-of-the-Year), Iyapo Montgomery, Kevin Colson; 1997 Shane Battier, David Webber, Javin Hunter.

*Dunbar High School, Maryland (1990, 1992)

Team of the 80s; National Champs 1982, 1983, 1985; 229 wins, 30 losses; Three straight MAAC titles; 1992 USA Today National Champions, undefeated. TOP PLAYERS: 1990 Donta Bright; 1992 Michael Lloyd, Keith Booth, Donta Bright.

Dunbar High School, Washington D.C. (2002)

Twelve times nationally ranked, 13 league titles over a 15-year span. TOP PLAYER: Tre Kelley.

*Edgewater High School, Orlando, Florida (2004)

Ranked number one in the country preseason. Won 2004 Florida State title. 34-2 in 2002-2003, winning a pair of tournaments. Darius Washington was the 6A Florida player of the year and a Parade All-American. TOP PLAYERS: Darius Washington, Quintin Thornton, Kenny Ingram.

*Fairley High, Memphis (2005)

Four-time Tennessee Coach of the Year Sylvester Ford, Sr. with 379 victories including six city, five district, four regional, three sub-state and one state championship in ’93 when they came to Erie. 27-8 season. TOP PLAYER: Anthony Mason, Jr.

Georgetown Prep, D.C. (2003)

Ranked #10 in Eastern U.S. with two All-American juniors. TOP PLAYERS: Roy Hibbert, Davis Nwankwo.

Hatboro-Horsham, PA (1998)

Rated #2 in Pennsylvania, led by Matt Carroll, Pennsylvania’s highest-ranked player. TOP PLAYERS: Matt Carroll, Bryan Martin.

*Hopkinsville, Kentucky (1985)

Kentucky State Champions; 29-5, averaging 75 points per game. TOP PLAYERS: LaMont Ware, Jeff Quarles.

*Imhotep Charter, Philadelphia (2013)

Pennsylvania State Champions in ’09, ’11, ’12, ’13, a title they won two months after leaving the Classic; 15 Division I players since 2006. TOP PLAYERS: Providence-bound Brandon Austin, Nigel Grant.

Jamesville-DeWitt, New York (2012)

New York State Champions five times including four in a row (’08-’11); DaJuan Coleman listed as one of the top five players in the nation. TOP PLAYERS: Tyler Cavanaugh, DaJuan Coleman.

*LaSalle Academy, New York (1993, 1996, 2000, 2001)

One of New York’s finest programs. TOP PLAYERS: 1993 Ed Elisma, Shammgod Wells; 1996 Ron Artest; 2000 Rodney Epperson, Famous Brown; 2001 Eric Sterling.

Lexington Catholic, Kentucky (2001)

State Runners-up in 2000. Two State Titles and two second places under Coach Danny Haney. Six consecutive years ranked #1 in Kentucky during season. TOP PLAYERS: Brendon Woody, Jack Heissenbuttel.

Lower Merion, Pennsylvania (2013)

State Runners-up in 2012. Perennial state power always in the mix for a state championship. Won the AAAA PA State title two months after the ’13 Classic. TOP PLAYERS: Syracuse-bound B.J. Johnson, Yohanny Dalembert.

McDowell High School, Pennsylvania (1987)

TOP PLAYER: Mark Wilhelm.

McKinley High School, Ohio (1985)

Ohio’s all-time winningest high school; nearly 20 times in OH Final Four; OH State AAA Champs. TOP PLAYERS: Tim Jackson, Robert Sistrunk, Maurice Owens.

*McQuaid Jesuit, Rochester, New York (2003)

Won New York State Championship after winning ‘03 Classic crown. Record 27-1 and ranked #7 in the U.S.A. Joe Marchese named NY Coach of the Year. TOP PLAYERS: Tyler Relph, Marty O’Sullivan, Ryan Pettinella.

Meadville, Pennsylvania (1986, 1990)

PA State AAAA Finalist; Three-time Western Finals thru 1989. TOP PLAYERS: 1986 Mike Burnett, Mike Pero; 1990 Bucky Newsome.

Middletown, Ohio (1993)

Seven-time Ohio State Champions; 14 Regional titles, plus 25 District and 32 conference crowns. TOP PLAYER: J.J. Lucas.

*Milton, Georgia (2012)

State finalist in 2009-2012, winning in ’10 and ’12. Finished the 2012 season ranked 3rd in the country. Four Division I starters. TOP PLAYERS: Tevin Glass, Shaquille Johnson, Charles Mann, Evan Nolte.

Mount Vernon High, Mount Vernon, New York

(2004, 2006, 2010)

Winners of seven state titles and more than 20 sectional crowns. Home tocollege and NBA stars Earl Tatum, Gus Williams, Ray Williams, Scooter McCray and Rodney McCray. Ranked number four nationally in preseason. 99-10 during four year run. New York state Final 4, four straight times. 2005 record: 20-4. TOP PLAYERS: Keith Benjamin, Dexter Gray, Jonathan Mitchell, 2006 Jonathon Mitchell, Mike Coburn, 2010 Jabarie Hinds (set Classic record for most three-pointers in a game—9).

Niagara Falls (2012)

National champion in 2004-’05. Perennial contender in Western NY. TOP PLAYER: Jermaine Crumpton.

Nichols (2010)

Won the New York State Championship after playing in the Classic. 23-7 record. TOP PLAYERS: Will Regan.

*Neumann-Goretti, PA (2016)

Won five of six PIAA championships. Top program in tradition-rich Philadelphia. TOP PLAYERS: Quade Green, Zane Martin, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree.


*Oak Hill Academy, Virginia (1987, 1990, 1992)

1987 #1 ranking in USA, 25-1; Winners of Las Vegas and Philadelphia Classics; 274 wins, 35 losses over 12-year span; 1990 ranked #1 in USA preseason; 1992 ranked third in USA. TOP PLAYERS: 1987 Orlando Vega; 1990 Anthony Cade, Carlos Cofield, Wilfred Kirkaldy; 1992 Chris Davis, Martice Moore, Jeff McInnis, Stacey Castle.

**Paterson Catholic, New Jersey (1995, 1996)

Nation’s #1 player Tim Thomas. Ranked #3 in nation. Record 26-3. New Jersey State champs. TOP PLAYERS: 1995 Tim Thomas, Rodney Rodgers; 1996 Tim Thomas, Kevin Freeman. School closed in 2010.

**Penn Wood (2010, 2011)

Ranked #17 in Nation; 27-4 record; 2009 PIAA Quad-A State Champs, 2010 State Runner-ups. TOP PLAYERS: Aaron Brown, Shawn Oakman, Tyree Johnson. Preseason #6 in Nation in 2011 as Brown and Oakman returned for senior seasons. Advanced to PIAA semifinals.

Philadelphia Roman Catholic (1983, 1986)

Ranked #4 in Nation; 24-5 record; More than 25 Philadelphia Catholic League Championships. TOP PLAYERS: Mark Stevensen, Tarone Thornton.

Pope John XXIII, New Jersey (2015)

One of the top programs in their state and on the East coast. TOP PLAYERS: Moustapha Diagne, Jeromy Rodriguz, James Scott.

****Rice High School, New York (1994, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2008)

Entered Classic as #1 team in nation. Showcased Felipe Lopez, national Player-of-the-New York City champions; 1998 three NY state titles. Won Classic-Record Four Titles in ‘94, ‘98, ’01 & ‘08. TOP PLAYERS: Felipe Lopez, Gary Saunders, Melvin McKey; 1998 Anthony Glover; 2001 Shagori Alleyne, Ken Eusey; 2003 Russell Robinson, Alleyne; 2008 Chris Fouch, Kemba Walker. School closed in 2011.

*Rufus King High, Milwaukee, WI (2006)

Coach Jim Gosz record for 16 years: 306-50 includes four State Championships. Back-to-back titles in 2003 and 2004. TOP PLAYERS: Mitchell Carter, Troy Cotton.

Simon Gratz High, Philadelphia (1995, 1998, 2000)

Nation’s best program in ‘90s. Two-time national champs, ‘91 and ‘93. Coach Bill Ellerbee’s record 266-61; through 1998 won 104 straight league games. TOP PLAYERS: 1995 Terrell Stokes, Brian Samuels; 1998 Rasheem Sims, Sharod Carroll; 2000 Percell Coles.

Solon High, Ohio (2007)

Four consecutive section, district and league championships. 23-2 record in ’06. Regional runner-up. TOP PLAYERS: Dallas Lauderdale.

*St. Anthony, New Jersey (1989)

Historically the top program in the U.S. Undefeated National Champions (33-0); #2 in the National ranking in 1988; TOP PLAYERS: Bobby Hurley, Jerry Walker, Terry DeHere.

St. Anthony, New York (1987)

Two-time NY State Champions; Well over 300 victories in school history. TOP PLAYERS: John Dormer, Pat McCloskey.

***St. Edward, OH (1997, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2015, 2016)

Ohio State title contenders each season. Nationally ranked in ’97. Won state title in ’98, Four Regional titles, top-ranked Ohio program. TOP PLAYERS: 1997 Sam Clancey, Gino Bartolone; 2007 Delvon Roe, Tom Pritchard; 2008 Delvon Roe, Tom Pritchard, Conor Tilow. 2011 Elijah Brown, Myles Hamilton, Delbert Love; 2015 Sean Flannery, Derek Funderburk, Kipper Nichols.

St. Frances Academy, Baltimore, MD (1996)

Catholic League Champions, 27-5 record, Eastern U.S. power. TOP PLAYER: Mark Karcher.

St. Joseph, Connecticut (1991)

1985-1990 record of 151-11; Won three state titles and in finals five of six years. TOP PLAYER: Matt Gras.

St. Michael's, ON (2016)

First Canadian team to play in Classic. 48-1 and top team in their country in '14-15. TOP PLAYERS: Danilo Djuricic, Jahma Abbey-Wright.

*St. Patrick, New Jersey (1994, 1999, 2008)

Record of 21-4 prior to ‘93 Classic and Union County Champions. Ranked #8 in USA in ‘98 with 27-3 record, N.J. State Tournament of Champions title. TOP PLAYERS: 1993 Shaheen Holloway, Radee Benson; 1999 Jerome Holman, Samuel Dalembert; 2008 Dexter Strickland, Quintrell Thomas.

*Villa Angela-St. Joseph, Ohio (1986, 1989, 1994)

(Previously known as St. Joseph High School) #1 team in Cleveland area; Three-time regional finalists; Tallest front-line in America; State champs in ’91, ’92, ’94, ’95, ‘13. TOP PLAYERS: 1986 Treg Lee; 1989 Nick Kupetz, Tony Redding; 1994 Melvin Levett, Babe Kwasniak (now their head coach).

Westbury Christian, Houston, TX (2005, 2009)

A Texas Private School state power. Won an amazing 10 state titles in 11 years. Record of 33-6 in ‘05. Won their 15th state crown in ’09. TOP PLAYERS: 2005 Jeremy Barr, 2009 Anthony Collins, Kevin Perry.

*Westchester High School, Los Angeles (1999, 2002, 2007)

1999 California AAAA Champions, 32-2 record in ’98 and #10 national ranking. 2002 #1 team in the nation. Three straight L.A. City titles. Total of nine city titles, four Ca. State titles. TOP PLAYERS: 1999 Lou Wright; 2002 Brandon Heath, Trevor Ariza, Hyassan Adams, Keith Everage, Brandon Bowman; 2007 Dane Suttle, Oscar Bellfield, Dwayne Polee.

Williamsport, Pennsylvania (1984, 2000)

First PIAA AAAA Champions in ’84; undefeated 30-0 year, winning their final game in the championship over Cathedral Prep. 1999 PIAA State AAAA Champions. TOP PLAYERS: 1984 Rik Niklaus, 2000 Chevy Troutman.

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