Building Blocks Mentoring Program has assembled 4 high caliber college basketball teams for inaugural Memphis HBCU Basketball Classic.  The classic will provide a stage for these teams to showcase their talented student athletes 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 2nd, at 6 p.m. with an HBCU and Greek Mixer at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Memphis.  On Dec. 3rd 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: 7up, Sun drop, Hydrive, All-Sport, Big Red, Comcast and Lenny’s

For more information about the Memphis HBCU Classic visit the official website at or send your email to


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