The 2014 Fresh Coast Basketball Classic is in it’s eighth year and has grown to become one of the top sporting events in the Metro Milwaukee Midwest area, as it rivals the Chicago Football and Circle City Classics. The classic event begins with our Annual College and Resource Fair, which takes place on Tuesday, November 25th with a projected attendance of 4,500+ in attendance. This years fair will be hosted on the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee campus.
This year our 2-day tournament will take place on Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th at the UWM Klotsche Center (3409 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI) showcasing 11 top suburban and Milwaukee high school teams. Back and bigger than ever will be the MEGA Drumline Showcase, featuring teams and performances from around the Metro area. Awards will be presented to the top drumline teams along with some guest celebrity appearances. On Friday come and enjoy our special half time performance by the Roselette Dancers of the Clinton Rose Center.
New to the classic! Our corporate and Fresh Coast Classic sponsors will pay special tribute to members of the North-Lincoln State Basketball Teams recognizing surviving members of the 1959-North-Lincoln championship teams. The tribute filmed by the Wisconsin Black Historical Society will be highlighted during Friday nights tournament game between Milwaukee King and Brown Deer at 8:00pm. In conjunction, we will be in celebration of the 100th year anniversary of high school boys basketball.
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Season Greetings to All!
Congratulations to our 2013
Fresh Coast Classic Champions
Coach Donte Jackson and Central State University Marauders
2013 Fresh Coast Classic MVP
George Harper, Central State University Marauders
2013 Fresh Coast Classic Consolation Game Winners
Coach Anthony LaMarr and Clark Atlanta University Panthers
Are you ready for some basketball? For another year, the Fresh Coast Classic is preparing to bring to the City of Milwaukee some of the nations top college players and the midwest top high school teams to compete on the wood in a 2-day tournament. Along with the MPS high school competition, come and enjoy our 2013 Historical Black College teams. Winston-Salem State will return to defend their 2012 championship title. The additional teams chosen are Clark Atlanta University (Atlanta, GA), Lane College (Jackson, TN) and Central State University (Wilberforce, OH).
Our 2012 Fresh Coast Classic Champions
Winston-Salem State University
2012 Fresh Coast Classic MVP – Marcus Wells – Winston-Salem State University
MILWAUKEE – Wakefield Ellison scored 18 points Saturday night to lead Winston-Salem State to a 63-57 victory against St. Leo in the championship game of the Fresh Coast Classic.
Ellison, a senior who comes off the bench, made 5 of 8 shots from the field and 6 of 8 from the foul line to lead the Rams, who hit 6 of 7 free throws in the final 1:23 to seal the win. (Click here to read the full story)
November 21st, 23rd & 24th, 2012
at Wisconsin Lutheran College
(8800 West Bluemound Road)
Who’s ready for some basketball? Fresh Coast Classic 2012 teams have been choosen. Returning to defend their title will be Lincoln University (Lincoln University, PA). Our 2012 contenders choosen for this year are, Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, NC), Northern Michigan (Marquette, MI) and Saint Leo University (St. Leo, FL).
Former Participants include:
Central State University – Wilberforce, OH
Lane College – Jackson, TN
St. Leo University – St. Leo, FL
Winston-Salem State University – Winston-Salem, NC
Northern Michigan – Marquette, MI
Fisk University – Nashville, TN
Cheyney University – Philadephia, PA
Lincoln University – Lincoln University, PA
Bowie State – Bowie, MD
Johnson C Smith – Charlotte, NC
Clark-Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
St. Paul’s College- Lawrenceville, VA
Lane- Jackson, TN
Central State- Wilberforce, OH
Morehouse College- Atlanta, GA
Elizabeth City State- Elizabeth City, NC
Claflin University- Orangeburg, NC
Lincoln University- Jefferson City, MO
Dillard University- New Orleans, LA
Langston- Langston, OK
Talladega College- Talladega, AL