On Sunday, June 2, 40 of the nation’s top high school basketball recruits will come to Philadelphia University to play in the third annual Mary Kline Classic, a benefit that has raised thousands of dollars for cancer research since its founding. The event is organized by basketball scouting wunderkind Alex Kline, who named the charity games in honor of his mother.
The Mary Kline Classic, sponsored by Nike, will feature such top players Kuran Iverson (Jordan Brand All-American, committed to Memphis), Jermaine Lawrence (top-20 prospect, committed to Cincinnati), Rysheed Jordan (top-25 prospect, committed to St. John’s), Tyler Roberson (top-30 prospect, committed to Syracuse) and Brandon Austin (top-50 prospect, committed to Providence),
The Classic will also feature some of the nation’s top high school underclassmen, including Derrick Jones (top-15 sophomore class), Malachi Richardson (top-20 sophomore class), Cheick Diallo (top-25 sophomore class), Isaiah Whitehead (top-20 junior class) and Dion Wiley (top-25 junior class).
The players will be split into four teams, playing a doubleheader at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Center. The Classic will also feature a three-point shooting contest and a slam dunk contest.
Doors open at 1 p.m., and the players will arrive at 3 p.m. Tickets will be on sale at Philadelphia University for a $15 charitable donation the day of the event. For more information, go to the official website, www.MaryKlineClassic.com. Follow Alex Kline’s work at RecruitScoop.rivals.com or on twitter @TheRecruitScoop.