Elite High School Basketball Showcase
January 12-15, 2024

Join The St. James for a star-studded schedule of games for one of the nation’s premier high school basketball showcases, The St. James MLK Classic. Over twenty of the best girls' and boys' high schools will face off in a weekend of instant-classic competition complete with cultural experiences celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Catch the action in person or via livestream to witness the next generation of basketball greats.

2024 MLK Dream Teams

The MLK Classic will showcase elite high school athletes and top talent from across the country.

Boys Teams

  • Alexandria City (VA)
  • Archbishop Carroll (DC)
  • Bishop McNamara (MD)
  • Coolidge (DC)
  • Immaculate Conception (NJ)
  • Jackson-Reed (DC)
  • John Marshall (VA)
  • Mt. Zion (MD)
  • National Christian Academy (MD)
  • Penn Charter (PA)
  • Riverdale Baptist (MD)
  • Rock Creek Christian Academy (MD)
  • SHABACH! Christian Academy (MD)
  • St. John's College HS (DC)
  • St. John's Catholic Prep (MD)
  • St. Mary's Ryken (MD)
  • St. Stephens and St. Agnes (VA)

Girls Teams

  • Bethany (OK)
  • Bishop Ireton (VA)
  • Bishop McNamara (MD)
  • Central Pointe Christian (FL)
  • Desert Vista (AZ)
  • DME Academy (FL)
  • Elizabeth Seton (MD)
  • Hazel Green (AL)
  • Immaculate Conception - Montclair (NJ)
  • Montverde Academy (FL)
  • Morris Catholic (NJ)
  • Mt. Zion (MD)
  • Oxon Hill (MD)
  • Paul VI (VA)
  • Riverdale Baptist (MD)
  • Sacred Heart (KY)
  • Sage Hill (CA)
  • SHABACH! Christian Academy - Caldwell (MD)
  • SHABACH! Christian Academy - Daley (MD)
  • Sidwell Friends (DC)
  • St. John's College HS (DC)
  • St. Mary's Ryken (MD)
  • Western (MD)
  • Woodgrove (VA)

History In The Making

The St. James MLK Classic is more than a basketball tournament. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we integrate court insights with worldly inspiration from real-life community leaders.

Teams will travel to Washington D.C for a private tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, punctuated by visiting the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Back at The St. James, motivational speakers impart life lessons the players will not soon forget.

Media Opportunities

Capture Shooting Stars in Action

Thank you for your warranted interest in applying for press credentials to our annual MLK Classic. For further questions regarding media opportunities for the 2024 MLK Classic, you may contact: socialmedia@thestjames.com

Thank you to our sponsors for making the MLK Classic possible.

Contact Patrick Nightingale to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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