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Wednesday / September 19.
  • Barnes, Rivers, Sullinger, Thompson, Harris Headline Boost Mobile Event

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    The first 12 players have been named for the fourth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 event slated for Aug. 22 at Harlem’s Rucker Park. The game will be shown live on ESPNU at 7 p.m.

    Austin Rivers, Winter Park (Fla.), PG, 2011 — FLORIDA
    C.J. Leslie, Word of God (Raleigh, NC), PF, 2010
    Harrison Barnes, Ames (Iowa), SG, 2010
    Jared Sullinger, Northland (Ohio), PF, 2010 — OHIO STATE
    Josh Smith, Kentwood (Wa.), C, 2010
    Kendall Marshall, Bishop O’Connell (Va.), PG, 2010 — NORTH CAROLINA
    Rakeem Christmas, Philly NOrth Catholic, PF, 2011
    Roscoe Smith, Oak Hil (Va.) Academy, PF, 2010
    Tobias Harris, Half Hollow Hills West (N.Y.), PF, 2010
    Tony Wroten, Garfield (Wa.), PG, 2011
    Tristan Thompson, Findlay (Nev.) Prep, PF, 2010 — TEXAS
    Will Barton, Brewster (NH) Academy, SG, 2010 — MEMPHIS
    We hear the following players were also chosen, though they have yet to be officially announced:
    Michael Gilchrist, St. Patrick (NJ), SF, 2011*
    Kyrie Irving, St. Patrick (NJ), PG, 2010
    Dion Waiters, Burlington (NJ) Life Center Academy, PG, 2010
    Joe Jackson, Memphis (TN) White Station, PG, 2010
    *Gilchrist was selected last year but did not participate.
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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.