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—Austin Rivers, Quincy Miller-Scott, James McAdoo to Play
—Boost Mobile Elite 24 Game & Slam Dunk Competition – Venice Beach
ESPN RISE revealed today the first 12 players selected to participate in the fifth annual Boost Mobile Elite 24 event, the nation’s premier elite high school boys’ basketball event for underclassmen. Featuring 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the nation, the 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 are selected based on their performance at AAU tournaments and national summer camps. The 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24 will be hosted at Los Angeles’ Venice Beach Friday and Saturday, August 27 and 28.
ESPNU 100’s No. 2 ranked class of 2011 player, Austin Rivers, an alum of the event, leads the first 12 players selected for the 2010 Boost Mobile Elite 24. Rivers is joined by first time event participants Quincy Miller-Scott, No. 4, ESPNU 100 and James McAdoo, No. 5, ESPNU 100. Class of 2011’s Rakeem Christmas, No. 8, ESPNU 100 and class of 2012’s DeJuan Coleman, No. 2, ESPNU Super 60, are also Boost Mobile Elite 24 alum—selected for the second consecutive year. Boost Mobile Elite 24 updates are available at www.espnrise.com/elite24.
Boost Mobile Elite 24 – 2010 Roster Reveal I:
|Adonis Thomas||Melrose High School (Memphis, Tenn.)||SF||6-6||210||2011||No. 15, ESPNU 100|
|Amir Garrett||Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, N.V.)||SF||6-6||190||2011|
|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|
|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|
|Lebryan Nash||Lincoln High School (Dallas, Texas)||SF||6-7||230||2011||No. 10, ESPNU 100|
|Myck Kabongo||Findlay Prep (Las Vegas, N.V.)||PG||6-2||170||2011||No. 7, 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|
|Rakeem Christmas||Academy of the New Church (Brynn Athyn, Pa.)||PF||6-9||220||2011||No. 8, ESPNU 100|
Three Boost Mobile Elite 24 players selected to date have committed to colleges – James McAdoo to North Carolina, Bradley Beal to Florida and Myck Kabongo to Texas.
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.
Boost Mobile has returned to the 2010 event as its title sponsor; Boost Mobile has been the title sponsor since the event-launch in 2006. Boost is joined by the event’s official sponsors Under Armour, the official apparel sponsor, providing state-of-the-art uniforms and performance training gear; Wilson, the official ball sponsor and Gatorade the official hydration sponsor. Under Armour has also signed on as the title sponsor for the dunk contest.
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.
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]