Ascender Classic

January 19, 2024 - January 20, 2024
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Add to Calendar 2024-01-19T19:57:14-05:00 2024-01-20T19:57:14-05:00 Ascender Classic 5500 34th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34210

Event Overview

The IMG Academy Ascender Classic is an elite level showcase attracting talented high school basketball teams to play at the prestigious IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. The showcase is played over the course of two days with each team guaranteed to play at least two games in brand new, state-of-the-art facilities.

Over the past few years, The Ascender Classic has cemented itself as a premier high school basketball showcase bringing in talented teams from all over the nation for a weekend full of competition. The showcase plays host to over 100 college coaches and NBA Scouts and has been a popular visit on the recruiting trail. We are looking forward to welcoming another year of unrivaled competition.

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5500 34th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34210

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How to watch

All games will be livestreamed. More information will be available here prior to the event.

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To purchase tickets, please visit the link below.

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General Inquiries
Program Manager
Andrew Phillippe
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NCSA Coach Packet

If you are a college coach interested in attending the Ascender Classic please follow this link to register via NCSA. Coach packets will be available through NCSA.

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Legacy Hotel

The Ascender Classic is a "stay-to-play" tournament. Every team participating must either stay at the IMG Academy Legacy Hotel, IMG Academy campus housing, or book through our travel agency, On Location.

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy is the ultimate stay-to-play accommodation for IMG Academy events. Participants and spectators will enjoy a modern suite of luxury amenities at this lifestyle, boutique hotel - all within walking distance from the IMG Academy campus. Recover in our 24-hour fitness center or by our resort-style pool, connect over a meal at Icon Eatery & Bar or Icon Loft, and rejuvenate with Wellness Spa treatment options and in-room dining.


Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers drop-off and pickup services for all local Florida airports. Teams and players can schedule arranged transportation through Travel and Planning on IMG Academy’s website.

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Local Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton Florida is conveniently located in central Florida and located near many large international airports. Make sure to book travel through one of these local airports.



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