The Carolina Invitational

The 13th annual Carolina Invitational will take place in December 28-30, 2023 in beautiful Charleston, SC.

All games will be played at top high school gyms across the Lowcountry footprint. This year’s event will be a Showcase format with all teams playing one game a day and guaranteed 3 games against schools with similar levels and/or enrollment size.

Over the last 12 years, the Carolina Invitational has featured teams from: The Carolinas, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Canada and Australia.  

The Carolina Invitational aims to create a memorable, high value experience for teams and fans alike, while promoting and supporting high school basketball during the holiday season.

logo of Carolina Invitational

Spend the holidays in the lowcountry!


A great opportunity to spend several days in the #1 tourist city in America. Not only will you play 3 games against new competition, but also have a time to build team comrade, enjoy great food, history, the beach and all the sites that Charleston has to offer!s teams. This will be the 13th year of the annual event.

The format is Showcase style, meaning that teams play 1 game a day, guaranteed 3 games and they will know their entire schedule before the event starts. You will be matched against teams will similar playing levels and/or school enrollment size.

We utilize the top high school gyms across the Lowcountry footprint. To see the list of venues that we will use, click here.

Once you have completed the form, you will receive an invoice within 24 hours of submission. ONCE THE INVOICE IS PAID, you will then and only then be officially in the field.

NOTE: if you are sending multiple teams, please make sure that you fill out a form for each team. Each team will receive their own individual invoice and schools that have 3 or 4 teams coming, the discount will be split evenly between all of the participating teams!

Click here to register.

This is a stay to play event. We have partnered with hotels all around the area to offer discounted rates which includes FREE breakfast. There will be an $100 charge for any team that does not stay at a hotel listed here!

$400 per team. There is a discount for any school that sends more than 3 teams.

Every site will have an AT that will be on hand every day for the duration of the event.

All games will be streamed either on HUDL, YOUTUBE or some other video platform.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to email or call tournament director Everett German at 843-345-3455.


2023 Schedule

We’re excited that so many great schools, near and far, will be participating this year.

Click your group to see your game schedule.

Ashley Ridge
Bishop England
Cane Bay
First Baptist
Fort Dorchester
James Island – BLUE
James Island – ORANGE
Palmetto Christian Academy
Philip Simmons
Porter Gaud

Game Locations

Ashley Ridge High School
9800 Delemar Hwy.
Summerville, SC 29485

Bishop England High School
363 Seven Farms Drive
Daniel Island, SC 29492

Burke High School
244 President Street
Charleston, Sc 29403

Cane Bay High School
1624 State Rd.
Summerville, SC 29486

Cathedral Academy
3790 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
Charleston, SC 29418

First Baptist High School
2051 George L. Griffith Blvd.
Charleston, SC 29412

Fort Dorchester High School
8500 Patriot Blvd.
North Charleston, SC 29420

James Island High School
1000 Fort Johnson Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412

Northwood Academy
104 Charger Dr.
Summerville, SC 29486

Oceanside Collegiate
580 Faison Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

Palmetto Christian Academy
361 Egypt Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Philip Simmons High School
Charleston, SC 29492

Porter-Gaud School
300 Albemarle Rd.
Charleston, SC 29407

Stratford High School
951 Crowfield Blvd.
Goose Creek, SC 29445

Summerville High School
1101 Boone Hill Rd.
Summerville, SC 29483

About Charleston

“Stand on the site of the first shot in the Civil War. Come face to face with a giant sea turtle. Take a tour of an antebellum mansion. Climb aboard a WWII aircraft carrier. There are so many blossoming gardens, so many photo opportunities and so many reasons to come back to see us again.”

“Many come to Charleston with one thing on their mind: food. The best grits you’ll ever have, prepared in ways you never imagined. Festive dockside oyster roasts. High-end restaurants. Outdoor cafés. Fresh from the dock seafood. Every meal is an event in itself. Prepared with perfection. Served with a warm smile. Enjoy.”

Carolina Invitational is proud to be sponsored by the Charleston Visitors Bureau. Please visit their website for all the highlights of the Holy City of Charleston, South Carolina.


The Carolina Invitational will once again partner with local hotels to offer discounted room rates for all teams that need lodging.

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