Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale, FL) is the newest South Florida basketball program to earn an invitation to the Culligan City of Palms Classic.
“Since taking over eight years ago, I have been looking for opportunities to play in this event,” Calvary Christian head coach Cilk McSweeney told 305Sports. “I know some of the teams, especially this one, would really benefit from the platform.”
The Eagles become the fourth team in the South Florida era to join the tournament, joining Blanche Ely and Northeast, who’ll be participating in the Classic Bracket while Westminster Academy will face some of the top teams in Florida at the Sunshine Series.
Ending their 2019-2020 campaign with a 21-8 record, the momentum did not stop for the Eagles, who added top 2023 guard Marvell Allen and the No. 67 ranked rising junior in Taylor Hendricks.
Headlined by rising junior Gregg Glenn, the No. 28 player in the country, the Eagles’ talented squad also includes Tyler Hendricks, Dylan Canonville and Carl Cherenfant.
For coach McSweeney, he’s “just happy that [his] players have a chance to play on this stage” while his “program is gaining national attention.”
“We’re expecting to have to compete at our best and have to prove we belong among the nation best,” Mcsweeney continues.