2017 – THE 39TH ANNUAL JANE AND FINCH CLASSIC DATES: AUG 9TH, 10TH, 11TH, 12TH AND 13TH
HISTORY & TOURNAMENT SUMMARY OF THE JANE AND FINCH CLASSIC
Historically, this tournament dates back to 1978, held in the Toronto area at Westview C.S. and Humber College during that vibrant 80’s, and later solely at Westview C.S. in the 90’s. In the new millennium, the Jane and Finch tournament changed venues from local schools in the community to York University and was clearly the best tournament in the city. Some of the most influential and talented athletes in North America participate in this highly prestigious event – The “Finch” tournament included talented young athletics such as Chris Webber, Robert ‘Tractor’ Traylor, Glen ‘Big Dog’ Roberson, Phil Dixon, Tony NcNeil, Ro Russell, Bobby Allen, Wayne Dawkins, Gary Durrant, Wilton Hall, Jamaal Magloire, Vidal Massiah, Mike George, Jerome Robinson, Mike Schmidth, Steve Morrison, Denham Brown; and later Tyler Ennis, Cory Joseph, Anthony Bennett, Junior Cadougan, Andrew Wiggins, Jamal Murray, Dillon Brooks and so many other pro athletes and future professional basketball players. Basketball fans and players alike look forward to this event held in the Hoopdome Facility and Great Basil’s the Great College School in Toronto. The 39th Jane and Finch – “Increase the Peace” Basketball Classic will surely be an event you do not want to miss during the summer.
WHAT IS THE JANE AND FINCH CLASSIC?
1) Canada’s Number #1 Non-Sanctioned Basketball Tournament and the longest summer basketball event in Toronto.
2) The gathering of the most skillful players and best teams in Toronto, and the GTA competing against teams from across North America.
3) The last major Rep, AAU, Summer Basketball event in the city of Toronto, and the last best opportunity for Prep, Colleges, and University coaches to recruit major talent from the Greater Toronto Area
4) Media Exposure for teams and individual players who compete at a high level: Mix Tape King!”
5) Compete against the best competition in the Greater Toronto Area
This tournament is a great opportunity for clubs to wrap-up the AAU season on a high note, and play against the best Canadian teams that you would normally not have the opportunity to play, due to the busy summer season, hectic AAU travel schedule, sponsored tournament in the US or “your” continual focus with player development. “Play against the best competition in the city!”
WHAT IS THE JANE AND FINCH MARCH INSANITY?
1) Toronto’s #1 March Break Basketball Tournament
2) Media Exposure for teams and individual players who compete at a high level: Mix Tape King!”
3) Compete against some of the best basketball clubs, new and old from the Greater Toronto Area
This tournament is a great opportunity for clubs starting the spring season to develop some early chemistry, and assist with player and team development before the AAU season. For Middle, Prep and High Schools this would be a great way to end the season strong, and play against the best competition in the city.
WHAT IS THE TRI-CITY FATHER’S DAY ALUMNI CLASSIC?
1) This is a high school reunion basketball tournament for those who are a minimum of 30 years of age.
2) This is a “grown-man” basketball event. Geared towards the working individuals who still desire to play and compete.
3) If you have attended, coached, or worked at a high school that is competing in this tournament, then you are eligible to participate in this event
4) Are you above the age of 30? Do you still believe that you got it? Are you still in basketball shape? If yes to all the answers above, then this is the basketball tournament for you.