The SLAM Summer Classic is BACK.
Known as the elite high school basketball players’ favorite all-star game, the SLAM Summer Classic will again bring together the top boys and girls from across the country to take part in a weekend filled with community, culture and competition.
For the first time, the SLAM Summer Classic Vol. 4 will take place at the famed Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem, NY. The girls game will tip off at 5 p.m. and the boys game will tip off at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022.
Among the players taking part are:
Mackenzie Mgbako, Gill St. Bernard School (Gladstone, NJ), Robert Dillingham, Donda Academy (Simi Valley, CA), Simeon Wilcher, Roselle Catholic HS (Roselle, NJ), Jared McCain, Centennial HS (Corona, CA), Judea Watkins, Sierra Canyon HS (Los Angeles, CA), Jadyn Donovan, Sidwell Friends School (Washington DC), Hannah Hidalgo, Paul VI HS (Haddonfield, NJ).
More than a few previously under-the-radar players have made their mark at the Classic and saw their college and pro stocks rise after the weekend. Previous SLAM Summer Classic participants include NBA stars Jalen Green, James Wiseman, Jonathan Kuminga, Chet Holmgren, RJ Hampton, Josh Christopher, Jalen Suggs and Cassius Stanley, as well as rising NCAA stars Flau’jae Johnson, Diamond Johnson, Kiki Rice and Angel Reese.
Partnering with SLAM to put on the SLAM Summer Classic Vol. 4 are Gatorade, Spalding, Def Jam, CLOT, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), Champs Sports, SHOWTIME® and Nike.
“The SLAM Summer Classic is unlike any other high school basketball game! We’re so excited to bring it to the legendary Rucker Park and give these athletes an authentic NYC hoops experience,” says Les Green, CEO of SLAM Media Inc. “SLAM is all about celebrating the game of basketball as well as the culture surrounding the game. We’ll give all the young men and women a weekend to remember, full of energy, competitionand fun. With a roster of 24 amazing athletes and eight great partners, this year’s Classic will be the biggest one yet.”