The 1st Annual "Big Strick Classic" (formerly the "Franchise Classic") Memorial high school basketball game will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012 @ Nat Holman Gym at City College at 138th Street and Convent Avenue in Manhattan, New York.
The game is a memorial to the legendary streetball player John "Franchise" Strickland, featuring some of the top high school players
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From around the country, as the USA team, against the top players from the NYC Tri-state area as the NYC team. The admission to the game is free and open to the public.
There will be free giveaways for the fans who attend the game. This game is sponsored by Bounce Apparel, Left Hand, Right Hand, LLC, The Rock Basketball, Stack Media and Slam magazine.
First, the players will be at Monsignor Kett Park, better known as Dyckman Park, starting at noon on Friday, August 10, 2012, for a workout and press day, which will be open to the public. The night of Friday, August 10, 2012, the players will scrimmage at DYCKMAN PARK, (the secret location) starting at 6 PM ("where else would you want to be, but at Dyckman"). The atmosphere will be electric at the #1 streetball park in New York City!!! The dunk contest sponsored by Slam Magazine will also be at Dyckman Park!!
On Satruday, August 11, 2012, before the game the players will be treated to a tour of New York City.
Then, they will head up to City College. The doors open at 5:30 PM and admission is FREE.
We will also be giving away 500 free tee-shirts from Bounce Apparel to the 1st 500 fans that come to the game.
The players will also participate in a 3-point shootout sponsored by The Rock Basketball and Anaconda Sports.
Remember, Brand Jordan is gone and Elite 24 is gone. THE BIG STRICK CLASSIC gives the New York area basketball fan a chance to see these up and coming stars in person. Where were you when LeBron played against Lenny Cooke? We're bringing the players to you.
You don't want to miss this event!! Just look at the roster and you'll see what we mean.
The new roster
2-Aaron Harrison Jr.
4-Marcus LoVett Jr.
9-Jalen Lindsey-Newly Added*
10-Kevaugh Allen-Newly Added*
11-Greg McClinton-Newly Added*
12-Kadeem Lattin-Newly Added*
13-Kuran Iverson-Newly Added*
Coaches: Aaron Harrison Sr. & Tony McIntyre
10-Adonis DelaRosa-Newly Added*
11- Isaiah Lewis-Newly Added*
12.- Jordan Washington-Newly Added*
Coaches: Dwayne "Tiny" Morton & Dave Britton
Dakari Johnson and Sindarius Thornwell dropped out due to injuries. Jabari Bird dropped out due to a scheduling conflict.
Player Selection Criteria: Players were selected using the average aggregate rankings
From the following rating authorities: Rivals.com, ESPN, SLAM, Max Preps, 5-Star and Scout.com
We also looked at: Performance in a players High School Season and in AAU games
Character and Sportsmanship
The excitement level of a player or what we call the "Strick Factor"
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