5th annual Mary Kline Classic Date & Location Announced

West Orange, NJ - After four successful Mary Kline Classic All-Star events, and the recent implementation of the Winter Classic, the Mary Kline Classic heads into year five of this spectacular event.

With $104,000 raised for cancer research through the National Brain Tumor Society and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, the Mary Kline Classic remains dedicated to doing their part in raising awareness and funds in order to find a cure for cancer. The goal remains the same since the beginning of the event – honor those battling, or who have battled, cancer, and teach people of all walks of life that philanthropy can make a major difference in the lives of many.

From the over 100 alumni who have participated in the event, we have been fortunate enough to spread this trend nationally and globally with representatives playing around the country at the high school, college and professional levels, as well as those who will move on from basketball to pursue another passion and impact the world.

On Saturday, May 30th, we will continue that trend as we return to West Orange, New Jersey. The 5th annual Mary Kline Classic takes place Saturday, May 30th at West Orange High School in New Jersey beginning at 6PM EST.

The event which has featured Khem Birch, Tyler Ennis, Wayne Selden, Rondae Jefferson, Karl Towns, Georges Niang, Chris McCullough, Isaiah Whitehead, Cheick Diallo, Romelo Trimble, Isaiah Briscoe, Malachi Richardson and many others will bring in 20 of the top prospects in the classes of 2016 and 2017 to participate in the Underclassmen game, followed by 20 of the best seniors from the class of 2015 participating in the Senior game. In between the games will be the annual 3-Point Shootout sponsored by Gatorade and Slam Dunk Contest sponsored by Skullcandy. Nike will also be a key sponsor, once again.

Rosters for the Classic will be revealed in early April.

For full details, follow the Mary Kline Classic online at MaryKlineClassic.com or on Twitter at @MKC2K15. For all inquires, email MaryKlineClassic@gmail.com.

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La Lumiere Invites you to “Max the Marsch” in Support of Cancer Research


Marsch Gymnasium, La Porte, IN. – La Lumiere School and the Mary Kline Foundation invite you to Max the Marsch gym on Thursday, January 8 for a very special basketball game. The Lakers will take on Wasatch High School, Heber City, Utah at 7:00 p.m. CDT. In addition to great basketball, the night will be filled with all kinds of activities, including guest speaker, Alex Kline, founder of The Recruit Scoop (recruitscoop.rivals.com), an online must-read for many college basketball coaches who consider Kline’s research and reporting when deciding which high-school players to pursue.  Twenty-year old Kline is a two-time Forbes Magazine “30 under 30” recipient joining the likes of LeBron James, Bryce Harper, and Usain Bolt.  He founded the Mary Kline Foundation, named after his mother who passed away from brain cancer when Kline was ten, to raise funds for cancer research. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Mary Kline Foundation.

About La Lumiere School

La Lumiere School is a premier college preparatory boarding and day school located on a spectacular 190-acre campus 25 miles west of South Bend, 8 miles from La Porte, 7 miles from New Buffalo and about an hour southeast of Chicago. Academic excellence characterizes the entire curriculum and helps to prepare its students to attend some of the best colleges in the country including Stanford, Northwestern, Rhode Island School of Design, Notre Dame, Wake Forest, Middlebury, Georgetown, Cornell University, Colgate University, University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. For additional information, go online to lalumiere.org. La Lumiere School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA).

More information about La Lumiere School can be found at lalumiere.org.


Susan Sullivan Yemc

Director of Development / 219.326.7450

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1st Annual Winter Classic

The first annual Mary Kline Winter Classic raised over $16,000 for cancer research!
MKC Winter

The Winter Classic is an expansion of the current Mary Kline Classic Charity All-Star event that is held in the spring, and has now raised $102,000 for cancer research in four years and a half years following the Winter Classic. The expansion comes this winter in honor of the 10th anniversary of the passing of Mary Kline – who was lost to cancer on January 4th, 2005.

12/21 GAME RESULTS @ Archbishop Wood (PA)

12 PM – Ewing (NJ) defeats Salesianum (DE) 74-63

Top Performers: Trey Lowe with 33 points & Donte Divincenzo with 25 points

1:45 PM – Pope John (NJ) defeats Life Center (NJ) 68-63 in OT

Top Performers: James Scott with 22 points & Traci Carter with 17 points

3:30 PM – Archbishop Wood (PA) defeats Pennington (NJ) 63-54

Top Performers: Luke Connaghan with 23 points & Isiah Taylor with 22 points

5:15 PM – Imhotep Charter (PA) defeats Trenton Catholic (NJ) 73-68 in OT

Top Performers: Daron Russell with 24 points & Malachi Richardson with 29 points

7:00 PM – Neumann Goretti (PA) defeats Pennsbury (PA) 78-72

Top Performers: Lamarr Kimble with 27 points & Mekhi Bryant with 22 points

Thank you to Archbishop Wood High School for helping host the event, as well as to all the volunteers who made this possible.

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2014 Mary Kline Classic Recap

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2014 Mary Kline Classic to be streamed live

The Mary Kline Classic will be streamed live online this year!

The Sports Fan Base Network (SFBN) has announced that they will cover the Mary Kline Classic (MKC) on Saturday May 31st, 2014. The MKC is an annual charity event in its 4th year, which brings in the best high school basketball players in the country together to raise funds for cancer research. The event includes two full games – an underclassmen game and a senior game – and sandwiched in between are dunk and three-point shooting contests.
SFBN will stream all four events live online at www.thesfbn.com. Calling the game for SFBN will be the voice of West Chester basketball, Mike Samsel, and owner of Scholastic Play-by-Play Classics, Jeremy Treatman. The replay of all games and contests will be available for a limited time On Demand at www.thesfbn.com. Please allow for processing (up to 72 hours) after the live airing.

The event will start at approximately 6:00 PM and continue on until about 11:00 PM. SFBN will break up the stream into two different broadcasts – one for the underclassmen game and the second for the dunk contest, three-point contest, and the senior game.

The Sports Fan Base Network (SFBN) is an online sports network owned by Amusement, Recreation, Imagination, Inc. based just outside of Philadelphia, PA. SFBN primarily covers Philadelphia area high school sports including but not limited to football, basketball, baseball and softball. SFBN currently has contracts with the Philadelphia Public and Catholic Leagues to cover their sporting events all-year round and SFBN also covers other high schools and small colleges in the Philadelphia area.

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2014 Mary Kline Classic Rosters Announced

On Wednesday, April 9th, the Mary Kline Classic announced its star-filled roster for the 4th annual charity event, which takes place on Saturday, May 31 at West Orange High School in West Orange, NJ. Following a tremendous third year in which $27,000 was raised for cancer research, and featured Mary Kline Classic alumni Jermaine Lawrence, Kuran Iverson, Tyler Roberson, Rysheed Jordan and Josh Hart, among others, the next generation of student-athletes will take the floor in a nationally comprised game. Other previous alumni include NBA Draft entry Tyler Ennis of Syracuse, Wayne Selden of Kansas, Rondae Jefferson of Arizona, Georges Niang of Iowa State, Khem Birch of UNLV and many more.

The Mary Kline Classic has selected 40 of the top senior and underclassmen prospects in the country, including a multitude of nationally ranked recruits, to play in a senior game and underclassmen game honoring notable people impacted by cancer. The event will be highlighted by Karl Towns (McDonalds & Jordan Brand All-American/Kentucky commit), Isaiah Whitehead (McDonalds & Jordan Brand All-American/Seton Hall commit), Romelo Trimble (McDonalds All-American/Maryland commit), Brandone Francis (Top-25 Senior/Florida commit), Dwayne Morgan (Top-20 Senior/UNLV commit), Malachi Richardson (Top-10 Junior/Syracuse commit), Cheick Diallo (Top-10 Junior/Uncommitted), Derrick Jones (Top-15 Junior/Uncommitted), Thomas Bryant (Top-15 Junior/Uncommitted) and Justin Simon (Top-20 Junior/Arizona commit).

The Mary Kline Classic, which has teamed up with Gatorade, Nike, Skullcandy, Krossover, Chipotle, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Cathy Lehman Gursha Special Events, Payroll Solutions, National Brain Tumor Society, Profender, People Metrics & more, will also include a Slam-Dunk Contest, showcasing some of the top dunk artists in the nation including Unique McLean, Wade Baldwin & Derrick Jones, as well as the Three-Point Shootout, including Payton Pritchard, Dion Wiley & Tyler Lydon. Numerous NBA personalities are expected to be on hand to take in the event.

The doubleheader will begin with doors opening at 2:00 PM, and players arriving at 3:30 PM. Media sessions, warmups, photo-shoots, practices and festivities will be conducted for two and a half hours. The event will officially tip-off at 6:00 PM with an important message from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Neurosurgeon Dr. David Andrews, Guests of Honor and Cancer Survivors and amazing children Lenn Brown & Nick Trivelpiece, the Underclassmen game featuring Team Inspiration vs. Team Bravery will begin, followed by the Three-Point & Slam-Dunk Contests directly following. At halftime of the Underclassmen game, the Bucks County Bungee Jumpers will perform. An important message from one of our players will take place, followed by the highly-anticipated Senior Game featuring Team Perseverance vs. Team Courage, which will begin at 9:00 PM. At the conclusion of the event, the Mary Kline Classic will announce how much money has been raised through donations, sponsorships, ticket sales & the generosity of the basketball community towards cancer research in conjunction with the National Brain Tumor Society and Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals.

“This year’s roster, venue, lineup, sponsors and everything else give the 4th annual Mary Kline Classic the potential to not only have another amazing event, but raise sufficient funds for a tremendous cause,” said Alex Kline, who began the event in 2011 in honor of his mother, Mary. “The event will be an amazing collection of talented student-athletes, who will be exposed to the fact that they can make a difference on millions of people impacted by cancer every day simply through their participation in the MKC.”

Additional selections for this year’s loaded senior event include Jared Nickens (Westtown, PA/Maryland), Dion Wiley (Potomac, MD/Maryland), Phil Booth (Mount St. Joseph’s, MD/Villanova), Mikal Bridges (Great Valley, PA/Villanova), Ja’Quan Newton (Neumann Goretti, PA/Miami), Khadeen Carrington (Bishop Loughlin, NY/Seton Hall), Ben Bentil (St. Andrews, DE/Providence), Abdul-Malik Abu (Kimball Union, NH/NC State), Trayvon Reed (Life Center Academy, NJ/Maryland), Wade Baldwin (St. Joseph’s Metuchen, NJ/Vanderbilt), Desi Rodriguez (Lincoln, NY/Seton Hall), Angel Delgado (The Patrick School, NJ/Seton Hall), Shep Garner (Roman Catholic, PA/Penn State), Jared Terrell (Brewster Academy, NH/Oklahoma State) and Brendan Boyle (Montverde Academy, FL/Undecided).

Additional selections for this year’s loaded underclassmen event include Tyus Battle (Gill St. Bernard’s, NJ/Top-10 Sophomore), Jessie Govan (Wings Academy, NY/Top-50 Junior/Georgetown commit), Moustapha Diagne (Pope John XXIII, NJ/Top-25 Junior), Chris Silva (Roselle Catholic, NJ/Top-100 Junior), Bryant Crawford (Gonzaga Prep, DC/Top-30 Junior), Franklin Howard (Paul VI, VA/Top-60 Junior/Syracuse commit), Mustapha Heron (Sacred Heart, CT/Top-15 Sophomore/Pittsburgh commit), Lamar Stevens (Haverford School, PA/4-star Sophomore), Rawle Alkins (Christ the King, NY/Top-20 Sophomore), Sedee Keita (Vermont Academy, VT/Top-50 Sophomore), Jamal Murray (Athlete Institute Academy, CAN/Top-30 Sophomore), Payton Pritchard (West Linn, OR/Top-50 Sophomore), Unique McLean (Hoosac School, NY/3-star) and Kassoum Yakwe (Our Savior New American, NY/Top-30 Sophomore).

Tickets for the Mary Kline Classic will be on sale at West Orange High School the day of the event for a $10 donation to charity. For more information, visit the official web site, www.MaryKlineClassic.com, or follow the MKC on Twitter @MKC2K14 or @TheRecruitScoop.

**2014 Mary Kline Classic takes place Saturday, May 31st at West Orange High School (NJ) beginning at 6pm.**



#0 Abdul-Malik Abu 6’8 PF Kimball Union Academy/Expressions Elite (Boston, MA) NC State

#1 Shep Garner 6’2 G Roman Catholic/Team Final (Chester, PA) Penn State

#3 Dion Wiley 6’4 SG Potomac/Team Takeover (Oxon Hill, MD) Maryland

#5 Trayvon Reed 7’2 C Life Center Academy/Each One Teach One (Atlanta, GA) Maryland

#10 Romelo Trimble 6’2 PG Bishop O’Connell/DC Assault (Upper Marlboro, MD) Maryland

#11 Jared Nickens 6’6 SF Westtown/Sports U (Monmouth Junction, NJ) Maryland

#15 Dwayne Morgan 6’7 SF St. Frances/Baltimore Elite (Baltimore, MD) UNLV

#20 Ja’Quan Newton 6’4 G Neumann Goretti/Team Final (Philadelphia, PA) Miami

#32 Jared Terrell 6’4 SG Brewster Academy/Expressions Elite (Boston, MA) Oklahoma State

#33 Ben Bentil 6’8 PF St. Andrew’s (Middletown, DE) Providence

Coaches: Chris Alesi, Doug Martin & Mike Mannix


#4 Wade Baldwin 6’4 G St. Joseph’s Metuchen/Sports U (Hillsborough, NJ) Vanderbilt

#5 Brandone Francis 6’5 G Arlington Country Day/Florida Elite (Jacksonville, FL) Florida

#11 Khadeen Carrington 6’2 SG Bishop Loughlin/New York Lightning (Brooklyn, NY) Seton Hall

#12 Angel Delgado 6’8 PF The Patrick School (Elizabeth, NJ) Seton Hall

#15 Isaiah Whitehead 6’4 SG Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) Seton Hall

#20 Desi Rodriguez 6’6 SF Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) Seton Hall

#23 Phil Booth 6’2 G Mount St. Joseph’s (Baltimore, MD) Villanova

#24 Brendan Boyle 6’1 PG Montverde Academy (Montverde, FL) Undecided

#25 Mikal Bridges 6’7 SF Great Valley (Malvern, PA) Villanova

#32 Karl Towns 7’0 C St. Joseph’s Metuchen (Piscataway, NJ) Kentucky

Coaches: Kevin Boyle, Matt Pauls & James Barrett



#1 Bryant Crawford 2015 6’2 PG Gonzaga Prep/Team Takeover (Kensington, MD) Undecided

#3 Payton Pritchard 2016 6’1 PG West Linn/Team Fast (West Linn, OR) Undecided

#4 Unique McLean 2016 6’2 SG Hoosac School/Team Scan (Brooklyn, NY) Undecided

#5 Donte Divincenzo 2015 6’4 G Salesianum/Team Final (Wilmington, DE) Villanova

#13 Cheick Diallo 2015 6’9 C Our Savior New American/Team Scan (Centereach, NY) Undecided

#14 Kassoum Yakwe 2016 6’8 PF Our Savior New American/Team Scan (Centereach, NY) Undecided

#21 Tyler Lydon 2015 6’9 F New Hampton/Albany City Rocks (Albany, NY) (Pine Plains, NY) Syracuse

#23 Malachi Richardson 2015 6’6 SG Trenton Catholic/Team Final (Hamilton, NJ) Syracuse

#25 Tyus Battle 2016 6’5 G Gill St. Bernard’s/Team Scan (Edison, NJ) Undecided

#31 Thomas Bryant 2015 6’9 C Huntington Prep/Team Scan (Rochester, NY) Undecided

Coaches: Chad Babel, Aaron Burt & Tim Mannix


#1 Justin Simon 2015 6’5 PG Temecula Valley/Gamepoint Nation (San Diego, CA) Undecided

#2 Mustapha Heron 2016 6’4 SG Sacred Heart/Expressions Elite (West Haven, CT) Pittsburgh

#6 Derrick Jones 2015 6’6 SF Archbishop Carroll/WE R1 (Chichester, PA) Undecided

#10 Chris Silva 2015 6’8 PF Roselle Catholic/Sports U (Roselle, NJ) Undecided

#15 Jessie Govan 2015 6’9 C Wings Academy/NY Lightning (Queens, NY) Undecided

#20 Rawle Alkins 2016 6’4 SG Christ the King/New Rens (Middle Village, NY) Undecided

#22 Sedee Keita 2016 6’10 C Vermont Academy/WE R1 (Middletown, DE) Undecided

#27 Jamal Murray 2016 6’5 PG Athlete Institute Academy/CIA Bounce (Toronto, CAN) Undecided

#35 Moustapha Diagne 2015 6’8 PF Pope John XXIII/Playaz Basketball Club (Sparta, NJ)

#45 Donovan Mitchell 2015 6’3 G Brewster Academy/The City (Greenwich, CT)

Coaches: Terrell Myers, Tony McIntyre & Billy Diamond

Slam Dunk Contest presented by Skullcandy: Wade Baldwin, Derrick Jones, Unique McLean, Abdul-Malik Abu, Chris Silva & Desi Rodriguez

3-Point Shootout presented by Skullcandy: Romelo Trimble, Isaiah Whitehead, Dion Wiley, Jared Nickens, Malachi Richardson, Brandone Francis, Tyler Lydon & Payton Pritchard

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Geography of the 2014 Mary Kline Classic rosters

The 2014 Mary Kline Classic will include players from the following U.S. states:

  • California
  • New Jersey
  • Oregon
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

In addition to the United States, these countries will also be represented:

  • Canada
  • The Dominican Republic
  • Mali
  • Senegal
  • Australia
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Donations pass $10,000 mark!

Over $10,000 has been raised for cancer research through the Mary Kline Classic.

Donate and help conquer this disease.

Click here to donate to the 2014 Mary Kline Classic and help fight cancer.

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Anonymous donor will match donations for a limited time

Through an anonymous donor, the next $2,500 in gifts will be doubled. We only have until April 15 – please give now to reach $5,000.

To donate to the 2014 Mary Kline Classic, Click here!

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MKC Alum Tyler Ennis declares for NBA Draft

Tyler Ennis

Tyler Ennis

2012 Mary Kline Classic alum Tyler Ennis declared for the NBA Draft today.

Tyler recently finished his freshman season as the starting point guard at Syracuse University.

He’ll be our first MKC alumni to play in the NBA.

Congratulations, Tyler, on taking the big step!

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