On Sunday, June 2, some of the top high school basketball players in the country participated in the 3rd annual Mary Kline Classic at Philadelphia University (Philadelphia, PA). This event consists of both a senior and underclassmen all-star game, as well as a 3 point contest and dunk contest. The events goal is to help raise funds for cancer research, and is hosted by Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop. Many of New England’s top high school players have had the honor of participating in this prestigious event including Georges Niang (Iowa State), and Wayne Selden (Kansas). This years event included Kuran Iverson (Memphis), Kaleb Joseph (Undecided), Abdul-Malik Abu (Undecided), Alec Brennan (Undecided), and Jared Terrell (Undecided).
Via the Mary Kline Classic website:
The Mary Kline Classic is a charity high school basketball all-star event put on in honor of the late Mary Kline, as well as anyone else who has lost their life to, or is currently battling, any form of cancer. The one-day event, which is hosted during the spring, has taken place three times, and features an underclassmen game (top sophomores & juniors), senior game, three-point shootout and slam dunk contest.
All proceeds benefit the National Brain Tumor Society and Brain Tumor Research at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Over the past three years, the MKC has raised a total of $55,000 for cancer research, with $27,000 coming in 2013. This event is a way for high school basketball players to show that they play for a purpose and are not one dimensional. The objective is for this community outreach to show how powerful the game of high school basketball has become in order to raise awareness, as well as funds, for cancer research.
Proud to announce that this years Mary Kline Classic officially raised $27,000 for cancer research!
— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) June 4, 2013
Ballislife was on hand to catch all the action.