The Durham Sports Commission presents the inaugural Champion Durham Classic, a new signature high school basketball holiday invitational to be held each year in the Bull City, the City of Champions.
The 2021 event will welcome six boys teams and six girls teams for a schedule of competitive play on December 27-29 on the campus of North Carolina Central University at the McDougald-McLendon Arena. The DSC is proud to showcase three boys and girls teams from Durham as well as welcome three boys and girls teams from outside of the area.
Cary High School
Durham School of the Arts
DSA Women’s Basketball
Charles E. Jordan High School
North Mecklenburg High School
Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Hillside High School
Heritage High School
Charles E. Jordan High School
Southern High School
Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
Hopewell High School
Theodore Roosevelt High School
Monday, December 27
Tuesday, December 28
Wednesday, December 29
DSA vs. N. Meck (Girls)
DSA vs. Poly Tech (Girls)
DSA vs. Cary (Girls)
Jordan vs. Cary (Girls)
Cary vs. Hillside (Girls)
T. Roosevelt vs. Jordan (Boys)
Jordan vs. Hopewell (Boys)
Hopewell vs. Trinity (Boys)
Heritage vs. Trinity (Boys)
Hillside vs. Poly Tech (Girls)
T. Roosevelt vs. Southern (Boys)
Hillside vs. N. Meck (Girls)
Southern vs. Heritage (Boys)
N. Meck vs. Jordan (Girls)
Jordan vs. Poly Tech (Girls)
T. Roosevelt vs. Trinity (Boys)
Heritage vs. Jordan (Boys)
Hopewell vs. Southern (Boys)
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.
Spectator Information & Tickets
Spectator tickets available for purchase at the door. Each ticket will be $10 a day for access to watch all games.
The Durham Sports Commission plans to follow the COVID-19 safety protocols put in place by the City and County of Durham as well as NCCU campus policies.
Concessions will be available at McDougald-McLendon Arena as well as local vendors spotlighted throughout the venue.
Information about hotel accommodations and suggestions for things to do for out-of-town athletes, families, and fans is coming soon.
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.
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