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DC Elite Tip-off Classic Schedule Announced

29 Oct

NhrkZyUe.jpg-smallHigh school basketball competition begins in Michigan on Monday, December 8th, the same day as the Derrick Coleman Midwest Tip-off Classic.

2014-2015 will be the second year of the Tip-off Classic’s existence.  It’s founder, Derrick Coleman, was raised in Detroit.  He attended Northern High School, and eventually went onto star at Syracuse University before becoming the number one overall pick in the 1990 NBA draft by the New Jersey Nets.

This year’s Classic is a two day event.  Day one features four teams venturing in from Chicago, Harlan Academy, Marshall Metro, Bogan Academy, and Morgan Park, winners of two straight Illinois 3-A state titles.

Detroit King, Western International, Romulus, and University of Detroit Jesuit, in order, will combat the visitors from the windy city for Michigan.

In last year’s event, Chicago teams went a combined 3-1 vs. Detroit competition, Orr bettering Southeastern, Bogan topping Frederick Douglass, and Morgan Park outlasting Pershing.  Only Mumford seized victory over Hyde Park.

Day two spotlights various local programs across Metro Detroit.  Detroit CMA vs. Edison, Cass Tech vs. Chandler Park, Henry Ford vs. Loyola, and Mumord vs. Highland Park Renaissance Academy.

In addition to a premier boys event, December 6th and 7th feature a multitude of girls games.  As teams from Flint, Toledo, Saginaw, Detroit, Romulus, Wayne, Oak Park, River Rouge, Chicago, and Grosse Pointe set the stage for another highly anticipated winter of high school hoops.

 

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