Philadelphia, PA- On September 30, 2012, the gymnasium at Benjamin Franklin High School will be standing room only, as scouts, coaches, media outlets, and basketball constituents gather to support the PHILLY-NY ALL CITY CLASSIC.
This one day event features three games, beginning with the top 10 sophomore players in New York City competing against the top 10 sophomore players from Philadelphia. This will be followed by a junior and senior game.
From a basketball perspective, an enormous amount of talent has filtered through these two cities over the past 50 years. The list of professional players is endless as is the long time rivalry between New York City and Philadelphia. Statue of Liberty vs. Liberty Bell, Yankees vs. Phillies, Giants vs. Eagles, Jay-Z vs. Will Smith, Nathan's Hot Dog vs. Cheesesteak, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs. Wilt Chamberlain. The Philly-New York All City Classic is created to help add to this rivalry. The social media outlets and message boards are already buzzing in anticipation of this upcoming event.
"Philly- New York rivalry is the greatest rivalry of all in independent basketball, dating back to the 1950's and 1960's." -Littel Vaughn - Checkball Magazine
Shandue McNeill and Charles Monroe, the co founders of Philly-New York All City Classic, have joined forces to contribute to this never ending debate. There are a tremendous amount of highly skilled, highly competitive players from both cities, making for a good brand of basketball.
Location: Benjamin Franklin High School 550 North Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19130