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For Immediate Release: November 3, 2016

Contact: Kreul Classic 954.753.6327


Coconut Creek, FL –The Kreul organization delivers another outstanding line-up for its Kreul Showcase, December 2nd and 3rd in the Dungeon at Monarch High in Coconut Creek. The Showcase is the first of two annual events hosted by South Florida’s premier high school basketball organization. Details for the prestigious Kreul Classic national tournament will be released shortly.

The ten-game Kreul Showcase will feature three defending FHSAA State Champions (Coral Springs; Pompano Beach Blanche Ely; Ft. Lauderdale Dillard) and numerous Division 1 commits including Weston Sagemont’s Tyler Polley (Connecticut); Ft. Lauderdale Dillard’s Raiquan Gray (Florida State); Boca Raton Saint Andrew’s Anthony Polite (Florida State); Miami Country Day’s Ibrahim Doumbia (South Carolina); and Ft. Lauderdale’s Jeffrey Prophete (Towson) among others. Add to the mix noteworthy undeclared recruits and ranked underclassmen including Ft. Lauderdale Westminster’s Zack Scott (junior); Pompano Beach Blanche Ely’s Geremy Taylor (undeclared senior); Hollywood McArthur’s Ralph Bassainthe (undeclared senior); Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer’s Tommy Luke (undeclared senior) and Ft. Lauderdale University’s Balsa Koprivika and Vernon Carey (both sophomores) and you have one of the must-see events of the 2016-17 hardwood season.

“This two-day event was added in 2014 to provide increased exposure for South Florida teams to demonstrate the exceptional level of basketball our local coaches are working tirelessly to develop,” said Kreul Director Jim Reilly. “We truly believe that Florida basketball is among the best in the nation so we do our best to provide competitive and convenient opportunities for colleges coaches to view our kids. The main goal is to get as many kids playing at the next level as possible because in most cases that means they are getting their education paid for.”


2016 Kreul Showcase Schedule (Monarch High, 5050 Wiles Road, Coconut Creek)

Friday, December 2nd • 4:00p: Monarch (Coconut Creek) vs. Coral Springs Christian • 5:30p: Coral Springs vs. Nova (Davie) • 7:15p: Deerfield Beach vs. Archbishop Carroll (Miami) • 8:45p: Blanche Ely (Pompano Beach) vs. Miami Norland

Saturday, December 3th • 1:30p: Cypress Bay (Weston) vs. Gulliver (Miami) • 3:00p: Ft. Lauderdale vs. Saint Andrew’s (Boca Raton) • 4:30p: McArthur (Hollywood) vs. WT Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens) • 6:00p: NSU University (Ft. Lauderdale) vs. Westminster (Ft. Lauderdale) • 7:30p: Miami Christian vs. Miami Country Day • 9:00p: Dillard (Ft. Lauderdale) vs. Sagemont (Weston)


Our mobile event app currently features Kreul Showcase information and will be updated with Kreul Classic tournament information in early December. The free app is available for Apple and Android devices by searching Kreul Basketball in your store.

Our newly-resigned website ( will continue to be updated with 2016 event details and background information on the Kreul organization. High school basketball fans can also follow us on twitter @kreulclassic and at


One of the premier high school basketball tournaments in the country, the Kreul Classic features top-caliber boys’ teams from across the nation. Held annually the week before Christmas in Coral Springs, Florida, the volunteer-administered event is considered a model of excellence by which other events gauge their performance. Since 1989, the Kreul has positively affected the lives of more than 17,000 student-athletes representing 26 states, Canada, and the Bahamas. The Kreul has hosted numerous high-profile sports celebrities including the late Chuck Daly, Billy Donovan, Mike Jarvis, Tim Hardaway, John Salley, Lou Carnesecca, Tubby Smith, and more. The organization’s work continues off the court through a variety of philanthropic efforts, most notably their scholarship program which has proudly awarded 76 four-year academic tuition scholarships to Florida Atlantic University and more than 100 monetary awards in varying amounts. A registered non-profit 501(c)3, the Kreul operates primarily on corporate sponsorships and attendance revenues. Further information is available at Follow us on twitter @kreulclassic or friend us on facebook at

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