Courtesy of our friends at the VILLA Classic:

On Sunday, January 1, 2012 specialty urban retailer, VILLA will host their 5th Annual VILLA Classic at Temple University’s Liacouras Center. This high energy basketball showdown is fueled by a longstanding rivalry between sports teams in Philadelphia and New York City, and is being played out in the venue of high school basketball. Last year, New York City High schools beat Philadelphia in all four match-ups, this year, Philadelphia seeks redemption. Join us for a pulse pounding day of high octane hoops and see which City comes out on top.

This year game match-ups are as follows:
# denotes ESPN pre-season national ranking
Constitution (Philadelphia) vs. Cardozo (NYC)
#23 Friends Central (Philadelphia) vs. Wings Academy (NYC)
Imhotep (Philadelphia) vs. South Shore (NYC)
#17 Chester (Philadelphia) vs. #24 Christ The King (NYC)
Vaux (Philadelphia) vs.  Boys & Girls (NYC)

Standout Players:

Rysheed Jordan of Vaux – #25 ranked junior in the entire country
Omar “King of New York” Calhoun of Christ the King
Amile Jefferson of Friends Central- ESPNU 100 Prospect, Elite 24 Participant
Savon Goodman of Constitution- ESPNU 100 Prospect, Elite 24 Participant
Rondae Jefferson of Chester- ESPNU Super 60