The Danny Rumph Classic is a charity basketball tournament that attracts some of the best talent in the Philadelphia area to compete to raise money in honor of the late Danny Rumph, who passed away suddenly from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2005.
Now in its eighth year, the Rumph Classic brings crowds for five days strong to Arcadia University in Glenside to see NBA and international professionals–as well as local favorites–battle it out for Philadelphia-area bragging rights on the hardwood.
The 2013 installment of the Rumph Classic championship game found Philly-centric Team F.O.E., led by the Morris twins, Markieff and Marcus, who both played at Kansas University and now play for the Phoenix Suns, taking on JT Ballas, a team captained by Jason Thompson of the Sacramento Kings.
GLENSIDE, PA (Aug. 16, 2012) – Monday night saw the conclusion of the 7th Annual Danny Rumph Classic. Arcadia University played host for three of five days of great Philadelphia basketball. Alumni Gymnasium was live, packed and filled to capacity with more talent on the floor than the Kuch Center has ever seen.
The championship game of the double elimination tournament featured the two time defending champions Rumph Center versus ShowYaLove. Rumph Center featured former NBA player Ronald ‘Flip’ Murray and reigning tournament MVP Sharif Bray. Bray was the tournaments 8th leading scorer at 18.7 points per game and will also join the Arcadia Men’s Basketball staff as an assistant coach this upcoming season. ShowYaLove’s roster was highlighted by three NBA players: Marresse Speights (Memphis Grizzlies), Wayne Ellington (Memphis Grizzlies) and Dionte Christmas (Boston Celtics).