Inaugural Carl Large Classic at RHMS Thursday, Saturday

Published 1:30 am Thursday, January 4, 2024


PEDRO — There’s no better way to honor a legendary basketball icon like Carl Large than with a basketball classic.

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Welcome to The Carl Large Middle School Basketball Classic.

Rock Hill Middle School is hosting the basketball classic in honor of former player and coach Carl Large.

“Rock Hill Middle School is honored to host this Classic in Carl’s name,” said Rock Hill Middle School principal Jason Owens.

“Rock Hill basketball will always be synonymous with the name of Carl Large.”

Large was an All-Ohio basketball star in the Rock Hill school district who was the first player to perfect the jump shot in the area. He signed with Ohio State but later played at Rio Grande where he is now enshrined in the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Rock Hill Middle School coach Bryan Jenkins said the event has been in the works since April of last year.

“It is nice to see it come to fruition. We are thankful to the Large family for allowing us to name this event after Carl,” said Jenkins.

“Carl Large student/athlete and adult career is certainly one to be remembered and a legacy that will forever live with our school and community. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the Large family that has contacted me who will be making the trip down.”

Game schedule

January 4th 

5:30pm Oak Hill 7th VS Ceredo Kenova 7th 

6:30pm Oak Hill 8th VS Ceredo Kenova 8th 

7:35pm Rock Hill 7th VS Wheelersburg 7th 

8:30pm Rock Hill 8th VS Wheelersburg 8th 

January 6th 

10am Lucasville 7th VS Oak Hill 7th 

11:10am Lucasville 8th VS Oak Hill 8th 

12:15pm Ceredo Kenova 7th VS South Gallia 7th

1:20pm Ceredo Kenova 8th VS South Gallia 8th

2:30pm Wheelersburg 7th VS Boyd County 7th

3:40pm Wheelersburg 8th VS Boyd County 8th 

4:50pm Rock Hill 7th VS Symmes Valley 7th 

6pm Rock Hill 8th VS Symmes Valley 8th