Black Cager Fall Classic Returns with Local and National Power House Programs Set to Compete

September 3, 2021 (Camden, NJ) – Black Cager Sports is proud to announce the return of the Fall Classic Pre-Season Basketball Tournament. Some of the nation’s finest scholastic squads will hit the courts at Charger Nation for the two day event from Saturday, September 18 to Sunday, September 19.

“We feel this year may be the best version of the Fall Classic since we started in 2016. The quality and the depth of the basketball talent is exceptional and will lead to exciting games as some of the best high school players on the eastern seaboard have the chance to showcase their abilities. Many of the players have offers from BIG 10, SEC, ACC, AAC, A10 and Big East programs,” said Delgreco Wilson, Founder of Black Cager Sports.

Duece Jones, Trenton Catholic Prep Academy sophomore PG

Most importantly, this years Fall Classic is sponsored by Black Cager Academic Advising. As a result, every participating school will receive 2 free NCAA Eligibility/Transcript Evaluations. The academic evaluation reports helps student-athletes, parents, AAU coaches and college coaches make more informed decisions during the recruitment process.

An academic evaluation report from Black Cager Academic Advising will:
• Identify the academic documents being evaluated
• Include our statement of progress toward NCAA eligibility
• Include your Core Course Grade Point Average and total Core Credits
• Describe our evaluation methodology
• Be certified by the evaluator (with certification stamp and signature)
• Be emailed and/or mailed in an ‘evaluation sealed & stamped envelope’

The iconic Fall Classic pre-season tournament has hosted many future high major college superstars over the years. Since it’s establishment in 2016, the Black Cager Fall Classic has welcomed in the next generation of top East Coast ballers. The most recent wave of talent has included Kentucky sophomore forward, Lance Ware, Villanova freshman forward, Nnanna Njoku and Temple freshman point guard Hysier Miller. Other Fall Classic Alums include Collin Gillspie (Villanova), Rahsool Diggins (UConn), Jaylen Stinson (JMU), Jahmir Brickus (La Salle), Lynn Greer III (Dayton), Seth Lundy (Penn State), Ace Baldwin (VCU) and Bernard Lightsey (Lincoln).

There are remaining slots for this year’s event. We also hope to have a few of the top girls teams participate.

Derek Simpson, Lenape Senior PG, Rutgers Commit

Some of the the top players include:
Jahnathan Lamothe (#44 Rivals c/o 2023, St. Frances Academy, Undecided)
Javon Adams (c/o 2022, Olympus Prep, Undecided)
Anthony Finkley (c/o 2023 West Catholic, Undecided)
Kaseem Watson (c/o 2022 West Catholic, Undecided)
Kareem Watson (c/o 2022 West Catholic, Undecided)
Zion Stanford (c/o 2023 West Catholic, Undecided)
Bryce Lindsay (c/o 2022, Bishop Walsh, Undecided)
Derek Simpson (c/o 2022 Lenape, Rutgers Commit)
TJ Robinson (c/o 2024 Bishop Walsh, Undecided)
Kobe Magee (c/o 2022 Executive Education, Drexel Commit)
Michael “Deuce” Jones (c/o 2024 Trenton Catholic Academy, Uncommitted)
Jeremiah Bembry (c/o 2022 Executive Education, Undecided)
Cortez Johnson (c/o 2022 St. Frances Academy, Undecided)
Daniel Alcantara (c/o 2022 Reading, Undecided)
Ruben Rodriguez (c/o 2024 Reading, Undecided)
Justin Moore (c/o 2022 Archbishop Wood, Undecided)
Jacob Beccles (c/o 2022 Constitution, Undecided)
Jahiem Bethea (c/o 2022 MCS, Undecided)
Robert Wright III (c/o 2024 Neumann-Goretti, Undecided)
Kaafiq Myers (c/o 2024 Neumann-Goretti, Undecided)
Niame Scott (c/o 2023 Conwell-Egan, Undecided)

The Fall Classic welcomes several new teams to tournament:
• Bishop Walsh HS (MD)
• Players from Gwynn Park HS (MD)
• Lenape HS (NJ)
• Muhlenberg HS (PA)
• Conwell-Egan HS (PA)

Locally, this season’s event welcomes three of the top teams in the state of Pennsylvania, including 6A State Champion Reading HS, Philadelphia Catholic League Champion Archbishop Wood, District 1 power Plymouth-Whitemarsh as all perennial state title contenders Neumann-Goretti and Constitution.

Reading HS 2021, State Champions

The 2021 Fall Classic will run four sessions – with morning and afternoon sessions featuring four games each on both days of the event.

“We are very excited to have our basketball program to participate in a tournament that has become an East Coast tradition,” said St. Frances Academy Head Coach, Nick Myles. “The opportunity to play against some of the top talents in the Mid-Atlantic region will prepare us for the long season ahead.”

Black Cager Sports has partnered with Charger Nation, a regional sports management company, to manage all event operations. Charger Nation has worked with many of the regions leading basketball organizations and teams including Catholic, Private and Public school programs. Charger Nation has managed hundreds of grassroots and AAU events.

For more information on the tournament, follow @BlackCagerFallClassic on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

About Black Cager Sports
Black Cager Sports aims to raise academic outcomes through athletics for high school participants throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region. Black Cager sports has touched the lives of more than 200 young people, over the last decade, boosting the graduation and college acceptance rates of its members to about 95%. Many program participants credit the program’s encouragement, tutoring, and guidance with setting them up for success in college admissions and beyond. “They were the first people to actually sit me down and say, ‘Hey, you can do it. This is exactly how you can achieve your goals. You can go to college,’” says Taquan Woodley, a class of 2021 alumnus.  “They really believed in me before I even believed in myself.”

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