The 10th Annual Under Armour Elite 24 Basketball Game Returns to Brooklyn

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Global Performance Brand Hosts Premier High School Basketball Showcase on NYC’s East River on August 22

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Since the inaugural game at Harlem’s Rucker Park in 2006, the country’s best high school basketball players, regardless of class, have battled it out on Elite 24’s iconic outdoor basketball courts to earn their reps. This year, Elite 24 celebrates its 10th anniversary with the game returning to the scenic Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2 on the East River on August 22.

The three-day basketball event will feature the annual Dunk and Three-Point contests, which will take place on Friday, August 21, and culminate in the 10th Annual Elite 24 Game, that will air live on ESPNU at 7:00pm ET on Saturday, August 22. This year’s event will also feature the second annual “UA Next” game, which showcases the top rising freshmen from around the country and tips off at 4:00pm ET on August 22.

New for 2015, Under Armour and the NBA will host a Jr. NBA clinic for local Brooklyn youth with the Elite 24 players on Friday, August 21 at 5:00pm ET. In collaboration with Foot Locker, an experiential pop-up space celebrating 10 years of Elite 24 will be open at the Brooklyn Bridge Pier 2 courts on Friday and Saturday. The space will be free to the public and showcase the history of the game and Elite 24 10th Anniversary gear exclusive to Foot Locker.

“When this game was created 10 years ago, the idea was to give high school basketball players an opportunity to experience the energy and spirit of authentic playground basketball,” said Kris Stone, Elite 24 Founder and Director of Basketball Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “The people who helped bring Elite 24 to life, the players who have gone on to college and the NBA, and the fans who come out and show their passion for the game every year all share in its continued legacy and contribution to the culture of basketball.”

Over the past 10 years, 54 players from the game went on to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft and four went on to be drafted number one overall. This year’s game is again set to introduce the next crop of impact players to a worldwide basketball audience.

Attendance for the 10th Anniversary Under Armour Basketball Elite 24 is free and on a first come basis.

Rosters:
Team EZ Pass – Coaches: Jeff McInnis (Head Coach), Keith Gatlin (Wesleyan Christian HS, NC), Emmanuel Mudiay (Denver Nuggets), Bud Pollard (Thomas Jefferson HS, Brooklyn)

DeAndre Ayton     6'10     2017         Balboa City         Bahamas
Justin Jackson     6'7     2016         Findlay Prep         Toronto (CAN)
Troy Brown         6'5     2017         Centennial        Las Vegas (NV)
Frank Jackson     6’4     2016         Lone Peak        Highland (UT)
Hamidou Diallo     6'4     2017         Putnam                 Queens (NY)
Terrance Ferguson     6'6     2016         Prime Prep         Dallas (TX)
Trevon Duval             6'3     2017         St. Benedict’s             Newark (DE)
Josh Jackson             6'7     2016         Prolific Prep         Detroit (MI)
Thon Maker         7’0     2016         Orangeville Prep     Australia
TJ Leaf                 6'9     2016         Foothills                 El Cajon (CA)
Seventh Woods     6'2     2016         Hammond         Columbia (SC)
Dewan Huell         6'10     2016         Norland                 Miami (FL)

Team Doo Be Doo – Coaches: Coach LJ Goolsby (Head Coach), Brandon Jennings (Detroit Pistons), TJ Ford, Kenny Pretlow (Lincoln HS, Brooklyn)

Udoka Azubuike     6'11     2016         Potter’s House Christian     Jacksonville (FL)
Mario Kegler        6'7     2016         Oak Hill Academy         Jackson (MS)
Kobi Simmons     6’5     2016         St. Francis             Alpharetta (GA)
Rawle Alkins             6'5     2016         Christ the King         Middle Village (NY)
Shamorie Ponds     6'0     2016         Thomas Jefferson         Brooklyn (NY)
Jalek Felton         6'3     2017         Mullins                     Mullins (SC)
Markelle Fultz             6'4     2016         DeMatha Catholic         Hyattsville (MD)
Billy Preston         6'9     2017         Prime Prep             Dallas (TX)
Wenyen Gabriel     6'9     2016         Wilbraham & Monson     Manchester (NH)
MJ Walker         6'5     2017         Jonesboro             Jonesboro (GA)
Bam Adebayo             6'8     2016        Northside             Pinetown (NC)
Jarrett Allen         6'9     2016         Stephen’s Episcopal     Austin (TX)

For more information follow @UABasketball and to join the conversation use #E24X.

To request media credentials, contact elite24(at)underarmour(dot)com.

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