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January 18 - 20, 2020
The St. James 
6805 Industrial Rd, Springfield, VA 22151

The St. James and two-time NBA Champion Kevin Durant have collaborated to curate a showcase of the next generation of basketball talent.

The Kevin Durant MLK Classic, the first event of its kind in the country, will combine a showcase for elite high school boys’ basketball players with unique community engagement and education experiences in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Over the course of MLK weekend, rising stars from across the U.S. and Canada will come together at The St. James to participate in exhibition match ups, and will visit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, the National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Lincoln Memorial, where Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” address in 1963.

Top high school players will include JT Thor from Norcross High School, Mady Sissoko from Wasatch Academy, freshman Elijah Fisher from Crestwood Prep as well as local talent from Archbishop Carroll High School, Bullis School, Wilson High School, and Rock Creek Christian Academy. 

All games will be played at The St. James, the premier sports, wellness and entertainment destination in the country.  The state-of-the-art 450,000 square foot complex is home to more than 30 sports, including Team Durant at The St. James, Kevin Durant's youth basketball organization.

Ticket Pricing
Full Weekend: $35
Saturday or Monday Only: $20


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