MinnesotaPreps spoke with Derek Reuben, founder of the Inner City All-Star Classic. He founded the game 21 years ago to spotlight City players as they wrapped up their High School Careers.
Reuben is a former Mr. Basketball who has been giving back to the community for many years. We asked Reuben about this years event,"
This is the 21rst year of the game. (It has to be one of the longest running events in the states history) The game has evolved in a major way.
This years game features Reid Travis from DeLaSaller, J.P. Macura from Lakeville North, Washburn's Mr. Football Jeff Jones.
We have local and national players, and players of all likes participating. They include( Los Angeles, CA Fairfax) Chris Sandirfer (Nations top 50 player) ( Washburn's) Chase Coley (Park centers) Cayla McMorris ( Chicago Ill Marshal High/ former St. Paul Johnson High student) Chanel Khammarath.
The All-Star Classic is this coming Sunday, June 8th at Schoenecker Arena at St. Thomas University,"
"We would love for the community to come out and support these graduating Sr students athletes as they play their last organized High school basketball game in the state of Minnesota," said Reuben.