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Delaware’s elite high school basketball players put on a fantastic show on Saturday for family, friends and the Wilmington community, as they participated in CheckRock’s Top 24 One Love Classic. The second annual all-star showcase and block party at One Love Park featured 24 of the top high school and 16 up-and-coming middle school basketball players who competed in short games while showing off their incredible skills to a packed crowd of fans. “It’s all about unity and bringing people together,” said CheckRock co-founder Lamar Mason. “Our showcase event just makes really a big difference.”

The One Love Classic also featured a Caribbean band, several food vendors and activities for younger kids, like face painting, games and a huge water slide.

Mason heads up CheckRock with Chaz Ortiz and has worked year-round with many of the top basketball players in the state. He says CheckRock’s goal is to help players turn their basketball talent into big time success in life. “These kids are out here pursuing their dreams,” he said. “It’s bigger than basketball — in fact, that’s our motto,” said Mason. CheckRock stresses academics, community, integrity, and family.  “I tell them (the players) that education is key. That if they can be great at basketball, they can also be great at school and that’s the way to win.”

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