ESPN RISE: 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 Complete Roster Announced

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ESPN RISE: 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 Complete Roster Announced

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—Final Twelve Players Revealed
—Boost Mobile Elite 24 Game & Slam Dunk Competition – Venice Beach
—Media Credentials Available
 

ESPN RISE revealed today the complete roster of selected players for the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 event, the nation’s premier elite high school boys’ basketball event for underclassmen.  The 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 will be hosted at Los Angeles’ Venice Beach Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28.

Boost Mobile Elite 24 – 2010 Roster:

Name High School Pos. Height Weight Class Rank
Adonis Thomas Melrose High School (Memphis, Tenn.) SF 6-6 210 2011 No. 15, ESPNU 100
Alex Murphy St. Mark’s School (Southborough, Mass.) SF 6-8 215 2012 No. 10, ESPNU Super  60
Amir Garrett Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, N.V.) SF 6-6 190 2011 n/a
Austin Rivers Winter Park (Winter Park, Fla.) PG 6-4 189 2011 No. 2, ESPNU 100
Bradley Beal Chaminade College Prep School (St. Louis, Mo.) SG 6-3 177 2011 No. 6, ESPNU 100
DaJuan Coleman Jamesville-DeWitt High School (DeWitt, N.Y.) C 6-8 280 2012 No. 2, ESPNU Super  60
DeAndre Daniels Taft High School (Woodland Hills, Calif.) SF 6-8 190 2011 No. 28, ESPNU 100
Jabari Brown Oakland High School (Oakland, Calif.) SG 6-3 200 2011 No. 19, ESPNU 100
Jahii Carson Mesa High School (Phoenix, Az.) PG 5-11 160 2011 No. 54, ESPNU 100
James McAdoo Norfolk Christian (Norfolk, Va.) PF 6-8 216 2011 No. 5, ESPNU 100
Johnny O’Bryant East Side High School (Cleveland, Miss.) C 6-10 245 2011 No. 17, ESPNU 100
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Greenville High School (Greenville, Ga.) SG 6-4 190 2011 No. 11, ESPNU 100
Kyle Wiltjer Jesuit (Portland, Ore.) PF 6-9 220 2011 No. 32, ESPNU 100
LaQuinton Ross Life Center Academy (Burlington, N.J.) SF 6-8 200 2011 No. 22, ESPNU 100
LeBryan Nash Lincoln High School (Dallas, Texas) SF 6-7 230 2011 No. 10, ESPNU 100
Michael Gbinije Benedictine (Richmond, Va.) SF 6-6  195 2011 No. 29, ESPNU 100
Myck Kabongo Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, N.V.) PG 6-2 170 2011 No. 7, ESPNU 100
Nick Johnson Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, N.V.) SG 6-3 185 2011 No. 20, ESPNU 100
Quddus Bello Westchester Country Day School (Winston-Salem, N.C.) SG 6-4 180 2011 No. 70, ESPNU 100
Quincy Miller Westchester Country Day School (Winston-Salem, N.C.) PF 6-9 210 2011 No. 4, ESPNU 100
Quinn Cook Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) PG 6-1 180 2011 No. 37, ESPNU 100
Rakeem Christmas Academy of the New Church (Brynn Athyn, Pa.) PF 6-9 220 2011 No. 8, ESPNU 100
Shabazz Muhammad Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) SG 6-5 195 2012 No. 4, ESPNU Super  60
Shannon Scott Milton (Alpharetta, Ga.) PG 6-2 170 2011 No. 53, ESPNU 100

**Newly added participants are bold and italicized

Twenty of the 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 participants are ranked by ESPNU 100 and three are ranked by the ESPNU Super 60. Boost Mobile Elite 24 player profiles and event updates are available at www.espnrise.com/elite24.

Eight participants have committed to colleges: Bradley Beal to Florida, DeAndre Daniels to Texas, James McAdoo to North Carolina, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to Georgia, Michael Gbinije to Duke, Myck Kabongo to Texas, Rakeem Christmas to Syracuse and Shannon Scott to Ohio State.

Boost Mobile Elite 24 participants are selected by high school basketball experts from ESPN RISE, ESPN College Basketball Recruiting and other leading talent evaluators.  Players were selected based on their performances at AAU tournaments and national summer camps.

The 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 event will consist of a dunk competition titled the Under Armour Slam Dunk Contest, on Friday, August 27, 8 p.m. EDT and the game on Saturday, August 28, 7:30 p.m. EDT; the two will be televised live on ESPNU.

Event sponsors include: Boost Mobile, title sponsor; Under Armour, apparel and slam dunk content; Wilson, basketballs and Gatorade, hydration.

Media interested in media credentials should contact: [email protected].

About Boost Mobile Elite 24

Launched in 2006 by RISE Magazine, the Boost Mobile Elite 24 is the only basketball event in the country to feature the top 24 high school male basketball players regardless of class year or shoe affiliation.  Launched and played in New York’s famed Rucker Park its first four years and moved to Los Angles’ Venice Beach in its fifth year, Boost Mobile Elite 24 touts alumni that include NBA players Derek Rose, Jerryd Bayless, Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, NBA rookies Lance Stephenson, Derrick Favors and John Wall and college-bound Harrison Barnes, Kyrie Irving and Jarred Sullinger. The game has featured guest coaches that include current and former NBA stars Chauncey Billups, Kenny Anderson, Ben Gordon, Jason Kidd and Baron Davis; and its inaugural game was the subject of the documentary “Gunnin’ for that #1 Spot”, which debuted at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, and was produced by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch and his production company Oscilloscope.

About ESPN RISE

ESPN RISE represents ESPN’s commitment to engage and elevate high school athletes by providing them with recognition, resources, information and inspiration that can motivate them to improve their skills and achieve their goals to be the best athletes they can.  ESPN RISE assets include ESPN RISE, GIRL, Hardwood and Gridiron magazines; ESPNRISE.com, and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, ESPN RISE Games, ESPN RISE National High School Invitational, Faster to First, Area Code Baseball and Nike Combines/Nike SPARQ Mini Camps.  ESPN RISE is uniquely positioned to provide high school athletes and the company’s core fans with compelling high school sports content across all ESPN platforms.

About Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its ‘Monthly Unlimited’ service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and 411 for $50 per month, and with its ‘BlackBerry Monthly Unlimited’ service, offering unlimited nationwide talk, text, Web, e-mail, IM and 411 for $60 per month. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 276 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 277 million people, with no activation or long distance fees. Boost Mobile offers a selection of quality handsets from Motorola, Sanyo, Research In Motion (RIM) and Samsung, ranging from entry-level to high-end devices. Boost Mobile phones are available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Wal-mart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network; and Re-Boost® is available at approximately 100,000 locations throughout the United States. Experience Boost Mobile on the Web at MySpace, Facebook and Twitter; and purchase products at www.boostmobile.com.

About Under Armour, Inc.

Under Armour® (NYSE: UA) is a leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, and accessories. The brand’s moisture-wicking synthetic fabrications are engineered in many different designs and styles for wear in nearly every climate. 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, with European headquarters in Amsterdam’s Olympic Stadium, and additional offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Toronto, and Guangzhou, China. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.underarmour.com.

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For more information, please contact: 

Crystal Howard, ESPN: (212) 515-1109/(917) 805-7448 / [email protected]

Danielle Alvarez Babbington, Boost Mobile: (949) 748-3418 / [email protected]

Danielle Cavalli, Under Armour, Inc.: (410) 246-5768 / [email protected]

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