One of the biggest national events over the last several years has without a doubt been the Metro Classic, which has been held in New Jersey since the existence.
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.
The 2021 Metro Classic was cancelled during the 2020-2021 high school season due to the COVID-19 effect that hit the world in early 2020. The event is back and the 2022 field of teams and schedule has been released and announced and we are in for another amazing showcase event.
The Metro Classic Showcase will have two separate events again this season with one on January 13th in Trenton, New Jersey at the Cure Insurance Arena and one February 3-6th in Toms River, New Jersey at the RWJ Barnabas Health Arena.
The annual showcase event will feature multiple top-25 programs and prospects alongside some of the top teams in the Northeast area. Programs like Montverde Academy (FL), IMG Academy (FL), Sunrise Christian (KS), La Lumiere (IN), Link Academy (MO), Oak Hill Academy (VA), Camden (NJ), Westtown School (PA), Long Island Lutheran (NY), Wasatch Academy (UT), Roselle Catholic (NJ), and more are expected. Elite in state programs like The Patrick School (NJ), Gill St. Bernard's (NJ), and Bergen Catholic (NJ) will also be in attendance between both events.
Some of the top prospects expected to attend will include 2022 SG Dariq Whitehead (Duke), 2022 F Dillon Mitchell (Texas), 2022 SG Keyonte George (Baylor), 2022 C Dereck Lively II, 2022 F Jordan Walsh (Arkansas), 2022 F Julian Phillips (LSU), 2024 PG Elliot Cadeau, 2022 F Jarace Walker (Houston), 2023 PG Jeremy Fears Jr., 2023 PG D.J. Wagner, 2023 F Mackenzie Mgbako, 2023 PG Simeon Wilcher (North Carolina), 2022 F Gradey Dick (Kansas), 2022 F Mark Mitchell, 2023 C Aaron Bradshaw, 2023 PG Caleb Foster (Duke), 2022 F Chris Livington (Kentucky), and plenty more talented prospects.
The matchups have been set and will be ones to keep tabs on as the 2021-2022 high school season goes by. Montverde Academy (FL) versus Camden (NJ), Oak Hill Academy (VA) versus Roselle Catholic (NJ), Sunrise Christian (KS) versus Westtown School (PA), and more headline the matchups between both events. Below you can find the full schedule for both events set for January and February.
Tickets go on sale this Friday November 26th!