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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. 

Purchase tickets to the luncheon here.

Purchase general admission game tickets here:
Friday's games
Saturday's games

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:

Coca Cola Bottling Company United
Pinnacle Financial Partners, Kenny Dyer '74
HGH Construction and Chattanooga Exteriors, Clay Patton '87
Justin Tate Homes with Real Estate Partners
Mountain View Auto Group, Clay Watson '92
Flegal Insurance, Rob '90 and Will '92 Stiles
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Downtown, Roshan Amin '02
The Keith Corporation, Graeme Keith '04
Litchford, Pearce and Associates, Mark Litchford '97, Richard Pearce '97, and Chris Gant '97
Ooltewah Nursery and Landscape, Wendell and Gina Whitener
Oracle Wealth Management, Jimmy '88 and Jeff '92 Scotchie
Truck N Trailers USA, Tom Moore
Walden Security
Waters-Holland Builders, Brandon Waters '00
Wendy Lawhorn Real Estate with Real Estate Partners
Gary Welch '87
Mike and Debbie Brown with Raymond James
Claridy Communications, Karlene Claridy
JWS Automatrix, James Wingard
Zach Monroe '03
Silberman Group, Jack Silberman '03
Weigel's, Bill '56 and Kurt Weigel '90
YMCA, Nikki Brian