The Mail Tribune sponsors a first-of-its-kind event at South Medford High School tonight.

The Mail Tribune sponsors a first-of-its-kind event at South Medford High School tonight.

The Mail Tribune All-Star Basketball Classic gets under way at 4 p.m. at the high school at 815 S. Oakdale Ave., featuring top high school players from around Southern Oregon. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for students. Children 12 and younger get in free.

The event features contests among all-star girls (6 p.m.) and boys (8 p.m.) teams, plus a skills contest featuring a 3-point shootout and dribbling and shooting exhibition starting at 4 p.m.