With the junior college version of the event set for Janury 14th, the MLK Basketball Classic for high school basketball programs across the state will take place on Monday, January 16th at three different exciting locations.
Arizona State University will be hosting their 9th Annual event, while University of Arizona will be hosting their sixth annual event. Grand Canyon University will be hosting games at their new arena this year as well.
The goal of the event is to bring attention to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the recognition and celebration of those in the community. Through the games, the student-athletes are recognized. Through the national anthem singers and halftime performers, the cultural arts are recognized. Through each school's honoree, their efforts and hard work are recognized.
This exciting annual event continues to be under the terrific leadership of Dr. Steve Hogen (Mesa Public Schools) and Marc A. Beasley (City of Mesa), whom have both been instrumental in bringing such an amazing event to the state of Arizona. Combining their love of basketball with their history as Arizona residents has opened the eyes of many sports enthusiasts to the benefits and athletic prowess of Arizona high school basketball.
Here is the schedule of games on the day at each of the three sights. There will be some exciting basketball action taking place on the day ...
Grand Canyon University
12:00PM - Peoria vs Apollo (Girls)
1:45PM - Pinnacle vs Tolleson (Girls)
3:30PM - Mountain Ridge vs Boulder Creek (Boys)
5:15PM - Chavez vs Fairfax (Boys)
Arizona State University
11:00AM - Chandler vs Dobson (Girls)
12:30PM - St. Mary's vs L.A. Windward Prep (Girls)
2:00PM - Westwood vs Desert Mountain (Boys)
3:30PM - Pinnacle vs Horizon (Boys)
5:30PM - Basha vs Gilbert (Boys)
7:00PM - Hamilton vs Corona del Sol (Boys)
University of Arizona
12:00PM - Green Fields Country Day vs Fort Thomas (Girls)
1:30PM - Catalina Magnet vs Sabino (Boys)
3:00PM - Sahuaro vs Ironwood Ridge (Girls)
4:30PM - Marana Mountain View vs Tucson (Boys)
6:00PM - Nogales vs Rincon (Boys)
7:30PM - Salpointe vs Amphitheater (Boys)