Some of the best high school basketball teams and players in the country are in the Greater Atlanta area and the state of Georgia. Fuse that Peach State talent with other top tier teams from across the country, and you have an intriguing lineup of teams that will compete for the inaugural Tournament of Champions Classic Championship on December 27-30 at Wheeler High School in Marietta, GA. As the official broadcast partner for the TOC Classic, SUVtv will provide live streaming coverage of select games in the National & Fab Four divisions throughout the four day event.
There will be an American and National division at the tournament. 12 games will be played on each day with both Wheeler’s new Wildcat Arena and their Douglas Lipscomb Gymnasium housing the hoops action.
Some of metro-Atlanta’s top programs included in the schedule are St. Francis, Douglas County, Miller Grove, Columbia, Grayson, and Norcross. Collectively, the Georgia contingent at this event includes a plethora of state championships and top tournament appearances. Eight different states will be represented, and the out-of-state roster is strong with standouts that include Jefferson HS (Federation Class AA champion), Lincoln HS (New York), Miami Christian (Florida Class AA state quarterfinalist), John Marshall (Virginia Group 3A state semifinalist) and Velma Jackson high schools in Mississippi, Scotlandville HS (Louisiana Class 5A state runner-up), and Oak Ridge HS (Florida).
In addition to headlining the Tournament of Champions Classic field, Wheeler and a perennial state championship contender in Pebblebrook HS are also both in Region 2-AAAAAAA – arguably Georgia’s toughest region when you factor in Westlake – the reigning state champ who defeated Pebblebrook in the 2015-2016 title game. It was Wheeler, led by now-Boston Celtic, Jaylen Brown, who bested the Falcons in the 2014-2015 championship. Pebblebrook has state title hopes that are aided tremendously by Colin Sexton, the senior guard ranked #10 by ESPN. Speaking of ESPN rankings, Wheeler has three players – Jordan Tucker, Darius Tucker and Jordan Usher – ranked in the top 100 in the nation among the Class of 2017 players, while 6-foot-10 forward EJ Montgomery holds a #23 ranking in the class of 2018.
“Georgia has hoops talent that warrants the invitations Peach State teams receive to play in great events across the country,” says Marques Burnett, Founder of SUVtv. “We’re looking forward to broadcasting some of the state’s best versus some of the country’s best right here in Atlanta.”
Wheeler, Pebblebrook, Whitefield Academy, Miller Grove, Columbia and Norcross will be competing in the national division with Norcross while McEachern, Kell and South Cobb are joining St. Francis, Douglas County, North Atlanta, New Manchester and Lithonia in the American Division.