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Thursday / December 14.
  • Elite 24 Rosters Announced (UPDATED)

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    Battle USAThe Under Armour Elite 24 rosters for the Aug. 23 game in Brooklyn were announced on Wednesday.

    The nation’s top high school basketball players will assemble on at Pier 2 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park and the game will air live on ESPNU at 7PM ET.

    Since its founding, 40 players from the game went on to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, 24 were selected in the Lottery, and three went on to be drafted number one overall. This year’s game again features some of the most promising young basketball players in the world. 

    “For the past nine years the Elite 24 has been a platform created to celebrate the heart and soul of the game. Being played outdoors keeps the game authentic to anyone who wants to get better,” said Kris Stone, Elite 24 Founder and Director of Basketball Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “This game brings together the world’s best high school basketball players, regardless of grade, battling it out for bragging rights.”

    The Elite 24 has been played on outdoor courts beginning with the inaugural game in 2006 at Rucker Park in Harlem. The outdoor court embodies a unique and exciting dynamic between the players and fans, creating an electric, once-in-a-lifetime basketball experience. The event also features a Dunk contest, Skills contest and Three-Point contest that will take place on Friday, August 22. Friday night action will be carried live on ESPN3 and will re-air on ESPNU on Saturday, August 23 at noon ET.

     For the first time in the game’s history an UA NEXT “Rising Stars” game has been added to the weekend showcase. The best middle school-aged basketball players from the Tri-State area will square off on Saturday at 5PM ET.

    The top 24 players in the country selected to play in the 2014 Under Armour Basketball Elite 24 are listed below.

    Thirteen players from the Class of 2015 were named, 9 from 2016 and 2 from 2017.

    Here they are:

    2015 Class:

    Ivan Rabb

    Cheick Diallo

    Malik Newman

    Stephen Zimmerman

    Antonio Blakeney

    Jaylen Brown

    Bryant Crawford

    Jawun Evans

    Thomas Bryant

    Donovan Mitchell

    Derrick Jones

    Allonzo Trier

    Chase Jeter

    Brandon Ingram

    **Isaiah Briscoe and Derryck Thornton were both selected to the game but are injured.

     

    2016 Class:

    Thon Maker

    Harry Giles

    Malik Monk

    Jayson Tatum

    Terrance Ferguson

    Dennis Smith Jr.

    Josh Jackson

    Mustapha Heron

    Tyus Battle

     

    2017 Class:

    Troy Brown Jr.

    Jalek Felton

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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.