Big Strick Classic Preview
The first annual Big Strick Classic begins today. The recently-founded boy’s high school All-American game will take place in Manhattan, New York. The game, in memory of New York City streetball legend, John “Franchise” Strickland, features twenty of the nation’s top prospects.
The players in the field include Andrew Wiggins and Tyler Ennis of CIA Bounce, currently ranked No. 1 in the Five-Star Top 25. The Harrison twins, Aaron and Andrew, will team up with the Candanian-duo for Team USA. The roster also includes Wake Forest-bound Greg McClinton, Houston Hoops standout Kadeem Latin and 2015 stud Marcus LoVett Jr.
Their competitors, Team New York, includes NYC-products; Isaiah Whitehead, Chris McCullough and Terrence Samuel. Joining the Big Apple natives will be recent Co-MVPs of adidas Nations, Noah Vonleh and Emmanuel Mudiay as well as Boo Williams’ duo Troy Williams and Anthony Barber.
The nation’s premiere prospects will first take the floor at legendary Dyckman Park Friday at noon for a media session and workout. Later in the day, the members of the Big Strick Classic will scrimmage at Dyckman.
The championship bout is set for Saturday at Nat Holman Gym at City College as Team USA takes on Team New York.