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9th Annual Pangos Dream Classic Presented By Plyocity
To Benefit CPR Foundation--(Dec. 16, 2002)


What:   9th Annual 2003 Pangos Dream Classic
Presented by Plyocity
When:    January 4, 2002
Where:    UCLA Pauley Pavilion
Who:   Loyola vs. Mayfair
   Centennial vs. Carson
   Mater Dei vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio)
   Lincoln (Brooklyn, NY) vs. Vallejo (NorCal)

Dinos Trigonis sent us an e-mail today with some interesting information about this year's designated charity for the 2003 Dream Classic (which is now, officially, the "2003 Pangos Dream Classic Presented by Plyocity").  Of course, the announcement also conveniently serves as a reminder that tickets to the event are going fast, and likewise, if you haven't thought about the media luncheon on Friday January 3rd, which will be held at Lawry's The Prime Rib on La Cienega in Beverly Hills, you'd better get busy and pick up the phone and call Phil Gatton at (714) 272-9449 to confirm your reservation ($30 per person for the luncheon, space limitations obviously apply).

In any event, here's the announcement of the designated charity for this year's event, the College Prep Review Foundation, a non-profit entity which provides free SAT and academic support to low-income and otherwise disadvantaged student athletes: 

College Prep Review Foundation
Designated Charity for 2003 Pangos Dream Classic
presented by PlyoCity

The non-profit College Prep Review Foundation has again been designated as the official charity for this year's Pangos Dream Classic presented by PlyoCity that will be held on Saturday January 4, 2003 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion. The College Prep Review Foundation based in Los Angeles annually provides free SAT and academic support for low-income and disadvantaged student-athletes throughout Southern California.

This year's event features the #1 player in the nation 6'7" senior LeBron James and his nationally ranked St. Vincent-St. Mary's Catholic (Akron OH) taking on Street & Smith preseason basketball yearbook's #1 HS team in the nation Mater Dei Monarchs (Santa Ana CA) led by all-american seniors 6'3" Wesley Washington (Minnesota signee), 6'9" Harrison Schaen (committed to Princeton) and 6'5" D.J. Strawberry (Maryland signee). Lincoln (Brooklyn NY)(ranked 13th in the nation by Street & Smith) sparked by the #1 junior point guard in the nation 6'0" Sebastian Telfair will square off with Top 10 national 6'3" junior DeMarcus Nelson (committed to Duke) and llejo in the night cap.

This year's Pangos Dream Classic schedule is as follows:

3:00pm    Loyola (Los Angeles CA) vs. Mayfair (Lakewood CA)
4:45pm    Centennial (Compton CA) vs. Carson (Carson CA)
6:30pm    Mater Dei (Santa Ana CA) vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary (Akron OH)
8:15pm    Lincoln (Brooklyn NY) vs. Vallejo (Vallejo CA) 

Other top players scheduled to participate include seniors 6'9" Ekene Ibekwe (Carson/Maryland signee), 6'4" Omar Wilkes (Loyola/Kansas signee), 6'6" Justin Hawkins (Mayfair/Utah signee), 6'1" Brian McFadden (Mayfair), 6'0" Dru Joyce (St. Vincent-St. Mary/Akron signee), 6'6" Romeo Travis (St. Vincent-St. Mary), 6'4" Josh-Flynn Brown (Loyola), 6'2" Davis Cantor (Loyola), 6'6" Chris Childress (Mayfair), 6'6" Chris Rucker (Loyola), juniors 6'4" Arron Aflalo (Compton Centennial), 6'6" Marcel Jones (Mater Dei), 6'1" Vincent Oliver (Loyola) and 6'9" Chris Henry (Mater Dei) and sophomores 6'5" Brian Harvey (Carson), 6'9" Jordan Wilkes (Loyola) and 6'0" Mike Gerrity (Mater Dei).

Past Dream Classic participants have included Paul Pierce (Boston Celtics), Baron Davis (New Orleans Hornets), Tyson Chandler (Chicago Bulls), Jason Collins (New Jersey Nets), Jarron Collins (Utah Jazz), Jason Hart (San Antonio Spurs), Corey Benjamin (Orlando Magic), Jeff Trepagnier (Cleveland Cavaliers), Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons), Casey Jacobsen (Phoenix Suns), Tito Maddox (Houston Rockets), Jamal Sampson (Milwaukee Bucks), Jason Kapono (UCLA), Luke Walton (Arizona), Ricky Anderson (Arizona), David Bluthenthal (USC), Tony Bland (San Diego State), Brandon Granville (USC), Travon Bryant (Missouri), Wesley Stokes (San Diego State), Dijon Thompson (UCLA), Joe Shipp (Cal), Cedric Bozeman (UCLA), Errick & Derrick Craven (USC), James Wright (Colorado), Josh Childress (Stanford) and Chris Hernandez (Stanford).

Admission (good for all 4 games) will be $25.00/$20.00 (arena level), $15.00 (blue level) and $10.00 (general admission). Tickets are now on sale and available at Ticketmaster (213) 480-3232 or online at  For more information on this event, please contact event director Dinos Trigonis at (562) 223-0190 or e-mail him at

See you there.....

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