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Jan. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- M.L.K. Black Wall Street High School Basketball Classic sponsored by S.J.G Greater NC Sports, City of Durham and the Historic Parrish Street Advocacy Group is Tipping off on January 18th and 20th.  This Classic is a NCAA ™ certified event and divided into high school and prep school divisions. This Classic is designed to provide stellar competition and promote sportsmanship while providing a platform for teams to showcase their hard work. This year’s event will showcase highly touted 7’0 Sophomore Thon Maker of CarlisleHighSchoolofVirginia who recently was MVP of the High School OT Holiday Invitational Tournament last month.  More importantly, SJG Greater NC Sports is excited to partner with the city of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development and its Parrish Street Project. Donyell Bryant Commissioner of SJG Greater NC Sports stated, “We are excited to have our participants in this Classic learn more about some of the amazing entrepreneurship that was created on Parrish Street during the Black Wall Street years.”

Here is the Classic Lineup & Additional Info:

Saturday Jan 18th

00AM – Live Radio Broadcast from The Sports Shop Radio Show (620AM The Buzz ESPN Triangle)

3:00PM – Bull City Prep  vs. Freedom Christian Academy

5:00PM – Northern Durham HS vs. Rocky Mt. HS

7:00PM – Voyager Academy vs Riverside  HS

Monday Jan 20th

12:00 Noon – North Raleigh Christian Vs. Durham School of the Arts

1:45PM – Mount Zion Christian Academy vs. Bulls City Prep

 3:30PM – Apex HS vs Hillside Durham

5:15PM – Panther Creek vs. Northern Durham

7:00PM – Carlisle School Martinsville VA vs Northwood of Fayetteville

Awards and Trophies

·    Each Game winner will be presented with a Trophy

·    Rasheed Wallace Award (Best Overall Defensive Player)

·    Jerry Stackhouse Award (Best Overall Offensive Player)

·    Overall Most Valuable Player

·    Spirit Award presented to the most vocal cheering section

Admission:Students $7 Adults $10

Location: Riverside High School

More Info:

Parrish Street Project

The Parrish Street Project is an initiative of the Durham City Council to commemorate the nationally significant history of Parrish Street, also known as "Black Wall Street," and spur economic revitalization for this downtown Durham corridor. This initiative is being coordinated by the City's Office of Economic and Workforce Development and a group of Durham leaders, activists, businesses, and citizens representing some of the most influential organizations and interests in the Bull City. Together they are engaged in a mission to attract new investment and pursue national heritage area status from the United States Congress. To learn more, visit

S.J.G. Greater NC Sports Background

S.J.G. Greater NC Sports, Inc. was started by three childhood friends: Jerry Stackhouse, Donyell Bryant, and Chuck Jones.  All three athletes (Chuck formally of ECU and WSSU basketball, Donyell formally of NC A&T baseball, and Jerry formally of UNC-CH basketball and currently playing professionally in the NBA) decided to name their brainchild after their fathers: Sal, Jerry, and George, respectively.  They later involved Erroll Reese to assist in community related and marketing activities.  S.J.G. Greater NC Sports hosts various events in many different areas.  S.J.G. Greater NC Pro-AM, or as its more commonly called Greater NC Pro-AM or NC Pro-AM, is a division of S.J.G. Greater NC Sports.  It's designed to bring professional athletes, college players, and high school all-stars under one roof to bring the game of basketball to the next level and foster grassroots mentoring.

Player Spotlight:

•Thon Maker: Carlisle High School, 7'0” Sophomore (Duke, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio St., and Virginia recruiting)

•Eric Johnson: Carlisle High School, 6'2” Senior (UNC Wilmington, Norfolk St. recruiting)

•Kaleb Johnson: Carlisle High School, 6'6" Senior (Oklahoma State, Auburn, and UVA ECU recruiting)

•Ricky Council: Northern Durham (App St.), UNC Wilmington, Temple, and Wake Forest Recruiting

•Kentrell Barkley: Northern Durham, 6'5" Junior (UNCG, UNCW, App St., and Kennisaw St. recruiting) (Great Energy Guy, Pro Am MVP).

•TJ Evan: Apex High School, 6'1" Senior (UNCW, and Garner Webb recruiting)

•Ian Boyd: Apex High School, 6'3" (Florida St. and Radford University),

•Justice Kithcart: Hillside High School, 6'2" Sophomore

•Dominic Kelma-toto: Hillside High School, 6'7" Senior(Elon, Campbell, UNCA, Furman, and UVA, recruiting)

•Vladimir Nemcoch: Hillside High School, 5'9" Senior (UNCA, UNCW, and Coastal Carolina recruiting)

•Dalen Jraore: Northwood Temple High School, 6'9" Senior (Old Dominion recruiting)

•Masuvnha Kane: Northwood Temple High School, 6'10" Senior (Western Carolina recruiting)

•Jalen Jones: Northwood Temple High School, 6'4" Sophomore (Colgate, Longwood, Hampton and Liberty recruiting)

•Roger Ray: Northwood Temple High School, 5'11"

•Iran Bennett: 6-9, Bull City Prep, NC State,  Cincinnati, VA Tech

• Isaiah Maurice: 6-9, ODU
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