Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 at 11:05 am  |  6 responses

1st Annual ‘Franchise Classic’ Set For This Saturday

From our friends at InsideStreetball.com:

1st Annual “Franchise Classic”

The 1st Annual “Franchise Classic” Memorial high school game will be held on Saturday, August, 13, 2011, at Col. Young Park on 145th Street and Lenox Avenue. This game is a memorial to the legendary streetball player John “Franchise” Strickland, featuring some of the top high school players from around the country, as Team USA, against the top players from the NYC Tri-state area as Team NYC. Most of the players are in the top 25 players rankings in their respective classes. This game is free entry and open to the public. There will be free giveaways for fans. This game is sponsored by Inside Streetball, Tri-State tournament, The Rock basketball and SLAM Magazine.

What: 1st Annual “Franchise Classic”

When: game: Saturday, August 13, 2011 @ 8 PM workout: Friday, August, 12, 12:30 PM

Location: Col. Young Park, 145th Street and Lenox Avenue, Manhattan, New York

Players invited:

Team USA: Ricardo Ledo, Archie Goodwin, Jarnell Stokes, Shaq Goodwin, Martavious Newby, Malik Price Martin, Christopher Walker & Greg McClinton and others, plus,

Coach Rah Wiggins

Team NYC: Omar Calhoun, Kyle Anderson, Miles Davis, Kareem Canty, Malik Nickels, Daniel Dingle, Savon Goodwin, Derek Woods, Daijuan Walker, Mike Lee, Jevon Thomas, Kamar Murphy, Kereuwem Okoro and Akil Carr, and others, plus

Coach Mousey Carela

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  • DieselMechanic

    What happened to Franchise?

  • Don Sparks of Inside Streetball

    DieselMechanic-John passed away last fall. He died in his sleep.

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Dope event.

  • DieselMechanic

    I’ll always remember him saying to Professor, “I like ya gangsta, but you’re outta ya jurisdiction.”

  • Don Sparks of Inside Streetball

    Jay-Z even added Him to one of his rhymes:
    “Public Service Announcement (Interlude)”

    This is a public service announcement
    Sponsored by Just Blaze and the good folks at Roc-A-Fella Records

    Hov’, OH – not D.O.C.
    But similar to them letters, “No One Can Do it Better”
    I check cheddar like a food inspector
    My homey Strict told me, “Dude finish your breakfast”

  • Sin City

    The fact that today is the first time I’m hearing Franchise passed away is insane (NYC Born and Raised) I had to seriously triple check the name of the classic, and shocked is not even the word. Dude was one of the people who made EBC, EBC. First Escalade who died the same way, and now Franchise. Wow.