Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Is the Roundball Classic cancelled? (looks like it!)

The fourth of the all-star games, the Roundball Classic, seems to have gone the way of Sonny Vaccaro, out of the spotlight, and into the limelight. We did not find any information online about a potential 44th annual Roundball classic.

The Roundball website does not mention 2008, and it doesn't seem to have been updated since the 2007 roundball classic.

This story from last year in the Chicago Tribune seems to hint that that was it for the Roundball Classic, 43 years of all-star games are now in the history books!

Goodbye Roundball :( This also has a negative side-effect on the players, as about a dozen high school players will no longer get to play in a high profile post-season all-star game.

Usually McDonalds game gets the best 24 players, the Nike Hoops Summit, being an USA Basketball/FIBA event gets the best 10 or so, and usually the McDonalds players split between the Roundball and the Jordan Classic. that meant that about twenty more players got to play either in the Roundball or Jordan. With Roundball sidelined, those dozen kids don't get to play anymore...

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