Building Blocks Mentoring Program has assembled 4 high caliber college basketball teams for the first annual Memphis HBCU Basketball Classic. The classic will provide a platform for these students to showcase their athletic talents in front of a Memphis audience and bring awareness about the history and legacy of HBCUs.

The event will run from December 2 through December 3, 2011 in Memphis, Tennessee at Hamilton High School. The classic will begin Friday, December 2 at 6 p.m. with a HBCU and Greek Mixer at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Memphis. On Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., Hamilton High School will host a College Prep Workshop, a College Fair at 11:00 a.m., and at 1: 30 p.m, the featured schools will play some exciting HBCU basketball. The day will end with a high stepping Greek Step Show in the Hamilton High School auditorium at 7:00 p.m.

Taking the court in the classic are the following schools: Wiley College, Rust College, Fisk University and Knoxville College.

1:30 p.m. Wiley College vs. Fisk University (women’s)

3:30 p.m. Fisk University vs. Knoxville College (men’s)

5:30 p.m. Wiley College vs. Rust College (men’s)

This event is sponsored by: 7 UP, Sun Drop, Hydrive, All-Sport, Big Red, Comcast and Lenny’s.

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