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Elite High School Basketball Showcase - January 14-17, 2022

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.

Due to high capacity and out of state guests, The St. James will be implementing a spectator mask mandate for the weekend of January 14-17th. Well-fitting masks will be required in all spectator areas. As a reminder, all guests should continue to practice public health precautions, including staying home if you’re sick, wearing a mask and frequently washing their hands. Thanks for your compliance as we continue to provide a safe environment for our guests and members to participate and spectate a wide variety of activities at our Complex.


Top Talent

The MLK Classic will showcase elite high school athletes and top teams from North America.

  • Wheeler (GA)
  • Grayson (GA)
  • Simeon (IL)
  • Legacy School of Sports Science (TX)
  • Minnesota Preparatory School (MN)
  • Real Salt Lake (UT)
  • Prolific Preparatory School (CA)
  • Archbishop Carroll (DC)
  • Sidwell Friends (DC)
  • St. Frances (MD)
  • VA Academy (VA)
  • St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes School (VA)
  • John Marshall (VA)
  • St. Andrew’s (MD)
  • Woodrow Wilson (DC)
  • Mount Saint Joseph's (MD)
  • Cardinal Ritter College Prep (MO)
  • Berkmar (GA)
  • Calvary Christian (FL)
  • Donda Academy (CA)
  • Wheeler (GA)
  • Grayson (GA)
  • Simeon (IL)
  • Legacy School of Sports Science (TX)
  • Minnesota Preparatory School (MN)
  • Real Salt Lake (UT)
  • Prolific Preparatory School (CA)
  • Archbishop Carroll (DC)
  • Sidwell Friends (DC)
  • St. Frances (MD)
  • VA Academy (VA)
  • St. Stephen’s/St. Agnes School (VA)
  • John Marshall (VA)
  • St. Andrew’s (MD)
  • Woodrow Wilson (DC)
  • Mount Saint Joseph's (MD)
  • Cardinal Ritter College Prep (MO)
  • Berkmar (GA)
  • Calvary Christian (FL)
  • Donda Academy (CA)

An Unparalleled Experience

The St. James MLK Classic is more than a basketball tournament. In the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we combine the lessons learned on the court with inspiration from real life community leaders.

Teams will travel to Washington D.C to the National Museum of African American History and Culture where they receive a private tour of the museum then visit the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. Back at The St. James, motivational speakers impart life lessons and leadership skills that players will not soon forget.



Media Opportunities


Capture Rising Stars in Action

Thanks you for your interest in applying for press credentials to this year’s MLK Classic. Our application for credentials has closed.   For further questions contact: socialmedia@thestjames.com


Thank you to our sponsors for making the MLK Classic possible

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