The Durham Sports Commission presents the Champion Durham Classic, a new signature high school basketball holiday invitational to be held each year in the Bull City, the City of Champions.   

Save the date for December 27-29, 2022 for the second annual Champion Durham Classic. More information on the 2022 event will be coming soon!

Participating Teams

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Game Schedule

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2021 Facility: McDougald-McLendon Arena

Address: 700 E. Lawson St., Durham, NC 27701  

Home of the NCAA Division I NCCU Basketball and Volleyball teams competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, McDougald-McLendon Arena will be a championship-worthy venue allowing for 3,500 fans.   

With a new flooring system and video scoreboard, the arena was named to honor alumnus and civic leader Richard L. McDougald, and former Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame coach John B. McLendon. 

2022 facility to be announced soon.

Spectator Information & Tickets

Information Coming Soon

College Coach Registration

Register Here

Form for college coaches to register for the Champion Durham Classic
Name of Registrant(Required)


About the Durham Sports Commission

The DSC is the proud host the Champion Durham Classic. With so much young talent in the City of Champions, it was past time for a high school basketball invitational to take place in the community. The Durham Sports Commission is a 501(c)(3) whose mission is to create economic and social impact by leading the community’s efforts to attract, support, and promote youth, amateur, collegiate, and professional sporting and recreational events.   

The vision of the DSC is to engage the Durham community in supporting and promoting the sports spirit that exists both historically and presently, by increasing the capacity of local sporting events to host events with strong participation rates, and by working with national event owners to recruit sporting events that provide positive community impact. We’re confident that the Champion Durham Classic will do just that.