Frequently Asked Questions


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What is the Wooden Legacy?

The Wooden is an four-team early season men’s college basketball tournament that includes 8 games through two days, with each team playing one game per day. The tournament has historically been played during Thanksgiving weekend in Orange County, California.

What is the connection or relationship with the Anaheim Classic?

The former John R. Wooden Classic combined with the Anaheim Classic in 2013 to create the Wooden Legacy. The Anaheim Classic started in 2007, and the John R. Wooden Classic was established in 1994 as an annual tribute to the legendary coach (who passed away in 2010 at the age of 99).

When and where will the games be held?

The Wooden Legacy will be held in Anaheim, CA November 25 and 26 at the Anaheim Arena. All 8 games will air on the ESPN family of networks. A complete bracket and schedule can be viewed here.

Which schools make up the 2021 Wooden Legacy team field?

Teams to be announced soon.

When will tickets go on sale?

Tickets for the 2021 Wooden Legacy will go on sale late this summer or early fall.

Are travel packages available?

Discounted hotel rates at the Hilton Anaheim are now available through our travel partner Anthony Travel. Click here for more information.