Midland, TX – The Tall City Classic basketball tournament is celebrating its 20th year in existence and is held in conjunction with the Juneteenth holiday. The showcase of local and surrounding West Texas area players will run June 18-20 and be hosted at Midland Christian and the MLK Community Center.
The three-day event will consist of six groups of participants – 6th Grade Boys, 7/8 Grade Boys, 7/8 Grade Girls, High School Girls, JV Boys, and Varsity Boys. There will be 32 of the top select basketball teams converging to play against the best the region has to offer. Some of the top D1 thru D3 area talents have participated in the Tall City Classic over the years.
TALL CITY CLASSIC TEAMS (by Division)
6th Grade Boys
Midland Drillers, Midland Raptors, New Way, Tall City Athletes, Unity 5th, and Unity 6th
7th/8th Grade Boys
Ft Stockton Force, Gators, Midland Hornets, Tall City Athletes, Unity 8th, and WTX Outlaws
7th/8th Grade Girls
Midland Stars, New Way, PBBA, and WTX Rebels
High School Girls
Future, Midland High, Texas Elite, WTX Blazers, WTX Rebels, and WTX Reign
Gators, Kol-Aid Jammers, New Way, and Tall City Athletes
Alpine, Compass Academy, Force, Midessa Warriors, Midland Mavs, and YGC
In neighboring Odessa, the 40th annual Danny R. Wright basketball tournament will be held on June 18 and 19. It will also feature six groups competing. The fourth annual 35 & Older Legends Juneteenth basketball tourney is slated for June 20. All games in Odessa will be held at the Woodson and Wilkerson Boys and Girls Clubs.