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Elite 24 Teams Named (UPDATED)

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Under Armour today announced the teams for Saturday night’s Elite 24 game at the Tobacco Warehouse under the Brooklyn Bridge.

The game airs live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET Saturday, while the Slam Dunk Contest and Skills Competition will air Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

“It’s a great group of high school players and future college stars, and with hard work and development, a number of them will make the NBA,” one veteran NBA scout told

Cheick Diallo, a high-flying 2015 6-foot-10 forward from Our Savior New American, replaces Kentucky commit Karl Towns Jr. on Team Bed Stuy. Towns Jr. is training with the Dominican National Team.

That team will also feature Syracuse-bound forward Chris McCullough as well as Minnesota star Rashad Vaughn, who is both being targeted by Minnesota coach Richard Pitino, among others. Minnesota forward Reid Travis is out with an injury.

Devin Booker, Stanley Johnson, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kelly Oubre and Stephen Zimmerman are also on Team Bed Stuy, as are North Carolina commits Joel Berry and Theo Pinson.

Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead is now on team Coney Island, appropriate since he lives there.

Team Coney Island also features Myles Turner, Tyus Jones, Justise Winslow, Malik Newman, Ohio State pledge D’Angelo Russell and Carolina commit Justin Jackson.

“Stanley Johnson, Kelly Oubre, Justin Jackson, Myles Turner, D’Angelo Russell and Chris McCullough are at the top of most scouts’ lists going into this season,” the NBA scout said.


Team Bed-Stuy

Name Hometown ESPN Rank College

Joel Berry Apopka, FL 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

Justice Winslow Houston, TX 15 Undecided

Dion Wiley Oxon Hill, MD 26 Maryland


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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. 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.