Alaska Airlines Classic

Since 1989 the Alaska Airlines Classic has attracted the nation’s best teams to Anchorage for the state’s premier high school basketball tournament.

16 McDonald’s All-Americans | 8 NBA players | 7 WNBA players

Two-time Classic MVP Trajan Langdon of East Anchorage drives to the basket against St. Raymond (NY) at the 1993 Classic.

2023 Alaska Airlines Classic

Girls | Jan 17-19 @ West High

West Anchorage

Metlakatla

Ronan (MT)

Point Hope

Boys | Jan 19-21 @ West High

West Anchorage

Higley (AZ)

East Anchorage

Ronan (MT)

Metlakatla

Grace Christian

Ketchikan

Heritage Christian (CA)

“When Alaska says, ‘Can you come?’ You come.”

Christian LIFE Academy (TX) coach
Carlos Wilson
Welcome to the Alaska Airlines Classic experience

Classic Day 3 consolation games: ThunderRidge (CO) 3rd, Dimond 4th, Colony 7th

Alaska Airlines Classic Third-Place Game ThunderRidge (CO) 75, West Anchorage 32 By Van Williams Classic Media Director Just a sophomore, Andrew Crawford proved he’s ready for the big time. The 6-foot-5 guard went off for a 17-point, 8-rebound effort to lead ThunderRidge to a 75-32 win over the West Anchorage Eagles in the third-place gameContinue reading “Classic Day 3 consolation games: ThunderRidge (CO) 3rd, Dimond 4th, Colony 7th”

Classic semifinal: East 60, West 41

By Matt Nevala Alaska Sports Report The often-seen, often-duplicated furious start from the East High boys basketball team made certain of a 35th consecutive victory Friday evening. Stretching the sustained success another game figures to test the Thunderbirds more than just about anything has these last few seasons. Alaska’s reigning Class 4A state champion, EastContinue reading “Classic semifinal: East 60, West 41”

It’s Final 4 time tonight at the Alaska Airlines Classic

Semifinal #1 Today 6pm at West High St. Joseph (CA) vs. ThunderRidge (C0) This game has Great Alaska Shootout vibes with college-caliber talent featuring All-American in-the making Tounde Yessoufou & Wake Forest-bound banger Zach Keller. Semifinal #2 Today 7:30pm at West High East vs. West For the City. Anchorage’s longest-running rivalry adds another chapter inContinue reading “It’s Final 4 time tonight at the Alaska Airlines Classic”

Classic preview: Wake Forest signee, mayor of Dunk City, East’s 33-game winning streak

By Van Williams Classic Media Director A couple of high flyers from the Lower 48 have been cleared for takeoff in the Alaska Airlines Classic. Wake Forest-bound banger Zach Keller of ThunderRidge from Denver, Colorado joins the mayor of Dunk City Tounde Yessoufou of St. Joseph from Santa Maria, California as main attractions at thisContinue reading “Classic preview: Wake Forest signee, mayor of Dunk City, East’s 33-game winning streak”

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