The inaugural LeBron James Classic takes place at The LeBron James Arena on the campus of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Akron, Ohio) on December 20 and 21. Check out the complete schedule and some background info on what figures to grow into a great holiday event.
The inaugural LeBron James Classic presented by St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and the Scholastic Play-By-Play Network features some of the nation’s top teams and players. This event promises to grow into one of the nation’s best showcase events. Host school, St. Vincent-St. Mary’s plays FAB 50 No. 5 St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.) on Saturday, December 20 and Jackson (Massillon, Ohio) on Sunday. SVSM is a six-time boys basketball Ohio state champion (1984, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2009, 2013) and is a perennial state power.
NBA star LeBron James kept a promise to his alma mater last year by donating over $1 million dollars to renovate the school’s gymnasium and to have it renamed in his honor. James led the Fighting Irish to three states titles and the 2002-2003 FAB 50 national title and won two NBA championships with the Miami Heat. James’ return to Cleveland has energized Northeast Ohio and he is excited to have this event with his namesake at his old school.
LeBron James Classic Schedule
December 20, 2014
1:45pm – Fairless (Navarre, OH) vs John Hay (Cleveland, OH)
3:30pm – Bogan (Chicago, IL) vs Bowman (Gary, IN)
5:15pm – Cathedral (Indianapolis, IN) vs Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV)
7:00pm – St. Vincent – St. Mary (Akron, OH) vs # 5 St. Benedict’s (Newark, NJ)
8:30pm – Cleveland Central Catholic (Cleveland, OH) vs #27 Morgan Park (Chicago, IL)
December 21, 2014
1:00pm – Buchtel (Akron, OH) vs Garfield Heights (Garfield Hts, OH)
2:45pm – Shaker Heights (Shaker Hts, OH) vs St. Benedict’s (Newark, NJ)
4:30pm – Timken (Canton, OH) vs Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV)
6:15pm – St. Vincent – St. Mary (Akron, OH) vs Jackson (Massillon, OH)
8:00pm – John Hay (Cleveland, OH) vs Clinton Christian (Upper Marlboro, MD)