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Elite High School Basketball Showcase
January 13-16, 2023

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.


The New Dream Teams

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

Boys Teams

  • Archbishop Carroll (DC)
  • Bishop McNamara (MD)
  • Calvary Christian (FL)
  • Grayson (GA)
  • Hayfield (VA)
  • Heritage Christian (CA)
  • Jackson-Reed (DC)
  • John Marshall (VA)
  • Legacy School Sports & Science (TX)
  • Minnesota Prep (MN)
  • Sidwell Friends (DC)
  • St. Frances (MD)
  • Wasatch Academy (UT)
  • Word of God (NC)

Girls Teams

  • Bishop McNamara (MD)
  • Etiwanda (CA)
  • IMG Academy (FL)
  • Immaculate Conception (NJ)
  • Montverde Academy (FL)
  • Morris Catholic (NJ)
  • Mt. Zion Prep (MD)
  • Sidwell Friends (DC)

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 interest in applying for press credentials to this year’s MLK Classic. Our application for credentials is currently open. For further questions, contact: socialmedia@thestjames.com


Thank you to our 2022 sponsors for making the MLK Classic possible.

Contact Patrick Nightingale to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Last year's sponsors include:

Above and BeyondDay N NightFairfaxGensler
Honest GameLeagueAppsLF JenningsMighty Meals
Money FirstNova Ed
SheehyT47Trimark