Dr Pepper Classic
Two Nights. Five Games. America's Best.
February 10-11, 2023
The 2023 McCallie-Dr Pepper Classic is a showcase of some of the best high school basketball talent and teams in Tennessee and the nation. But it is always more than that.
The basketball event brings together the community for two days of entertainment featuring an impactful luncheon with a prominent guest speaker, a nationally-ranked team, seven highly-competitive squads, a dunk contest, and a three-point shooting contest, all typically before standing-room-only crowds.
The Eighth Annual Dr Pepper Classic is February 10-11 and will rival the others as one of the best.
Moravian Academy is an outstanding team from North Carolina and features the Ellis brothers, Eli and Isaac. The two players, a freshman and an eighth-grader respectively, have a national following via YouTube and are social media sensations for their basketball skills. They draw a crowd at every arena in which the Lions compete.
Winston-Salem Christian Academy boasts a 31-3 record heading into the Classic and is ranked No. 24 in the latest national rankings. The Lions bring a talented team that plays an exciting brand of basketball and have several college prospects on the roster.
Hamilton Heights returns with its traditional group of highly-skilled players. New to the Classic this season will also be local programs Coffee County and Red Bank.
In addition to the games will be the always-popular slam dunk contest, a three-point shooting contest, and a free basketball clinic for boys and girls in grades 1 through 5.
The two-day event will also include a Friday luncheon with special speaker Phil Ford, former standout basketball player at the University of North Carolina. Phil has a nearly unmatched basketball resume, as he was a three-time First-Team All-American for the Tar Heels, a National Collegiate Player of the Year, an Olympic Gold Medalist, and an NBA Rookie of the Year. But he also has a life-changing story to share.
Full details and ticket information are listed below.
Sorry. No refunds on tickets.
Purchase McCallie student tickets (1/2 price) and t-shirts HERE. (student account will be charged – closes at 2 p.m. on Friday for Friday games.)
Friday, February 10
11:00 a.m. Truck 'N Trailers USA Dunk Contest
12 p.m. Mountain View Auto Group Luncheon, featuring Phil Ford
1:15 p.m. VIP Question and Answer session with Phil Ford in Davenport Gym
6:00 p.m. Game McCallie vs. Winston-Salem Christian Academy - sponsored by Wendy Lawhorn Real Estate with Real Estate Partners and Litchford, Pearce, and Associates
8:00 p.m. Game Hamilton Heights vs. Moravian Prep - sponsored by Ooltewah Nursery and Landscape
Saturday, February 11
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Basketball Clinic grades 1-5 with McCallie Coach Steve Robison and coaches from Moravian Prep, Winston-Salem Christian, and Hamilton Heights. This clinic is free, but registration is required. REGISTER HERE
4:00 p.m. Game Red Bank vs. Coffee County - sponsored by Claridy Communications
6:00 p.m. Game Hamilton Heights vs. Winston-Salem Christian Academy - sponsored by Waters-Holland Builders
7:30 p.m. Justin Tate Homes Three-Point Shooting Contest
8:00 p.m. Game McCallie vs. Moravian Prep - sponsored by Flegal Insurance
Come be a part of the action!
$20 – General Admission Ticket to game
$75– Courtside Seat to game
$50 – Friday Luncheon Ticket
$300 – Table Sponsorship-One table to the Friday Luncheon (7 seats, $350 value) – SOLD OUT
If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, please contact Audrey Smith at 423-313-5084
Thanks to our sponsors:
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Downtown, Roshan Amin '02
Oracle Wealth Management, Jimmy '88 and Jeff '92 Scotchie
Waters-Holland Builders, Brandon Waters '00
Claridy Communications, Karlene Claridy
Silberman Group, Jack Silberman '03
YMCA, Nikki Brian