Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) August 20, 2013
Under Armour Basketball today announced the final team rosters and coaches for the 2013 Under Armour® Elite 24 event at the Tobacco Warehouse in DUMBO, Brooklyn (Brooklyn Bridge Park, Water Street at New Dock Street). The rosters include six of the top 10 players in the ESPN 100, and the top two ranked players in the ESPN 60.
The 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 will be held at a newly constructed custom outdoor basketball court at the Tobacco Warehouse on Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24. The game airs live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 24, while the Slam Dunk Contest and Skills Competition will air Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
Tyus Jones, ranked No. 3 in the ESPNU 100, leads the class of 2014 players. Emmanuel Mudiay, ranked No. 5 in the ESPN 100 and Chris McCullough ranked No. 7 and committed to play at Syracuse University next year are also included in this year’s game. Ivan Rabb, ranked No. 1 in the ESPN 60, and Malik Newman, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN 60 lead the class of 2015. Thon Maker, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN 25 will represent the class of 2016.
Including McCullough, eight Under Armour Elite 24 players have committed to colleges – Joel Berry, Justin Jackson, and Theo Pinson to North Carolina, Chris Chiozza to Florida, D’Angelo Russell to Ohio State and Romelo Trimble and Dion Wiley have both committed to Maryland.
First-time partners EA SPORTS NBA LIVE 14 and CHAMPS Sports will help to elevate fan and audience engagement throughout this year’s event with social media interaction, giveaways and more.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Under Armour on such a unique event. Under Armour represents the future of athletic performance apparel and equipment, the Elite 24 represent the future of basketball, and the NBA LIVE franchise represents the future of video game technology. It’s a perfect combination,” said Anthony Stevenson, senior director of Marketing for EA SPORTS.
Adding to the next-generation theme of the Under Armour Elite 24 event, EA SPORTS will launch NBA LIVE 14, the latest edition of the historic video game franchise, later this fall on the next-generation of video game consoles, Xbox One® and PlayStation® 4.
Three-time NBA champion and Manhattan native Mario Elie will coach Team Coney Island. Acclaimed director/actor and fellow Manhattan native Michael Rapaport will join Elie on the bench as assistant coach. NYC playground legend and former NBA player Pearl Washington will coach Team Bed-Stuy with former NBA player and Brooklyn playground legend Lloyd Daniels serving as the team’s assistant.
For more information, follow @UABasketball, and to join the conversation use #Elite24. To request media credentials, contact elite24(at)underarmour(dot)com.
Name| Hometown| ESPN Rank| College
Joel Berry Apopka| Florida | 14| North Carolina
Devin Booker| Ocean Springs, MS| 16| Undecided
Cheick Diallo**| Centereach, NY| 10 (2015)| Undecided
Harry Giles*| Winstom-Salem, NC| 1 (2016)| Undecided
Stanley Johnson| Fullerton, CA| 12| Undecided
Chris McCullough| Bronx, NY| 7| Syracuse
Emmanuel Mudiay| Dallas, TX| 5| Undecided
Kelly Oubre| Richmond, TX 20| Undecided
Theo Pinson| Greensboro, NC| 13| North Carolina
Reid Travis* Minneapolis, MN| 40| Undecided
Romelo Trimble| Upper Marlboro, MD| 45| Maryland
Rashad Vaughn| Golden Valley, MN| 11| Undecided
Stephen Zimmerman| Las Vegas, NV| 7 (2015)| Undecided
**Replaced Karl Towns, Jr.
Team Coney Island
Name| Hometown| ESPN Rank| College Commitment
Chris Chiozza| Bartlett, TN| 39| Florida
Justin Jackson| Tomball, TX 8| North Carolina
Tyus Jones| Apple Valley, MN| 3| Undecided
Thon Maker| Martinsville, VA| 2 (2016)| Undecided
Malik Newman| Ridgeland, MS| 2 (2015)| Undecided
Goodluck Okonoboh| Woburn, MA| 19| Undecided
Ivan Rabb| Oakland, CA| 1 (2015) | Undecided
D’Angelo Russell| Lousiville, KY| 23| Ohio State
Myles Turner| Bedford, TX| 10| Undecided
Isaiah Whitehead| Brooklyn, NY| 35 Undecided
Justise Winslow | Houston, TX| 15| Undecided
Dion Wiley| Oxon Hill, MD| 26| Maryland
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The Company's products are sold worldwide and worn by athletes at all levels, from youth to professional, on playing fields around the globe. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company's website at http://www.ua.com.
About NBA Live 14
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About Champs Sporters
Champs Sports is one of the largest mall-based specialty athletic footwear and apparel retailers in North America. Its product categories include athletic footwear, apparel and accessories, and a focused assortment of equipment. This combination allows Champs Sports to differentiate itself from other mall-based stores by presenting complete product assortments in a select number of sporting activities. Its more than 540 stores are located throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada.