ESPNHS Announces Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love, Kemba Walker, John Wall, and Jason Williams to Coach Boost Mobile Elite 24 Teams

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ESPNHS Announces Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love, Kemba Walker, John Wall, and Jason Williams to Coach Boost Mobile Elite 24 Teams

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 ESPNHS Announces Tyreke Evans, Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love, Kemba Walker, John Wall, and Jason Williams to Coach Boost Mobile Elite 24 Teams

Game and Slam Dunk Contest Live on ESPNU August 26 and 27

Boost Mobile Elite 24 alumni Kevin Love, John Wall, Tyreke Evans, Kemba Walker and Brandon Jennings will coach at this year’s event held at Venice Beach, Calif. on Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27. They will be joined by former college player of the year and national champion Jason Williams.        

High school basketball coaches Jason Hart of Taft High School (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and Grant Rice of Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, Nev.) will lead the coaching staffs of the two teams. Hart, who recently retired after a 10-year pro career, will team with Love, Jennings and Williams to lead the “Raymond Lewis” squad. Rice, with Evans, Walker and Wall will lead the “Marques Johnson” squad. Teams, in the tradition of the event, are named after Los Angeles playground legends.

2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24 Teams:
Raymond Lewis Squad: 
Head Coach: Jason Hart; Assistant Coaches: Brandon Jennings, Kevin Love & Jason Williams

Player High School Position College
Brandon Ashley Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) PF Undecided
Aquille Carr Patterson (Baltimore, Md.) PG Undecided
Perry Ellis Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.) PF Undecided
Savon Goodman Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.) SF Villanova
Amile Jefferson Friends’ Central (Wynnewood, Pa.) SF Undecided
Mitch McGary Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.) PF Undecided
Shabazz Muhammad Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas, Nev.) SF Undecided
Marcus Paige Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) PG North Carolina
Tony Parker Miller Grove (Lithonia, Ga.) PF Undecided
Rodney Purvis Upper Room Christian Academy (Raleigh, N.C.) SG Undecided
Cameron Ridley Bush (Fort Bend, Texas) C Texas
Gabe York Orange Lutheran (Orange, Calif.) SG Arizona

 
Marques Johnson Squad: Head Coach: Grant Rice; Assistant Coaches: Tyreke Evans, Kemba Walker & John Wall

Player High School Position College
Justin Anderson Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.) SF Virginia
Kyle Anderson St. Anthony (Jersey City, N.J.) PG Undecided
Anthony Bennett Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) PF Undecided
Nate Britt II Gonzaga Prep (Washington, D.C.) PG Undecided
Robert Carter Jr. Shiloh (Snellville, Ga.) PF Undecided
DaJuan Coleman Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.) C Undecided
Aaron Harrison Travis (Fort Bend, Texas) SG Undecided
Andrew Harrison Travis (Fort Bend, Texas) PG Undecided
Grant Jerrett La Verne Lutheran (La Verne, Calif.) PF Arizona
Nerlens Noel The Tilton School (Tilton, N.H.) C Undecided
Julius Randle Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, Texas) PF Undecided
Rasheed Sulaimon Strake Jesuit (Houston, Texas) SG Duke

Boost Mobile Elite 24 participants are selected based on their performance at AAU events by high school basketball experts from ESPNHS, ESPN College Basketball Recruiting and other top talent evaluators.

The 2011 Boost Mobile Elite 24 event will consist of the Under Armour High School Slam Dunk Contest, on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. ET and the game on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. Both will be televised live on ESPNU.  Boost Mobile returns as the sponsor for the 2011 event joined by Under Armour, the title sponsor of the dunk contest and the official apparel sponsor; Wilson, the official ball sponsor; and Gatorade the official hydration sponsor.

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 About ESPNHS

ESPNHS is a multiplatform business which serves high school student-athletes and high school sports fans.  It provides high school student-athletes with recognition, resources, information and inspiration to improve their skills and achieve their goals, while offering fans compelling content across platforms.  ESPNHS assets include ESPNHS GUY and GIRL magazines, ESPNHIGHSCHOOL.com; mobile and social media products (facebook.com/ESPNHS and facebook.com/ESPNHSgirl; Twitter: @ESPNHS); and more than 160 high school events including Elite 11, Elite 24, National High School Invitational, Area Code Baseball and Nike Football Combines and Nike Football Training Camps.  ESPNHS is uniquely positioned to provide high school student-athletes and their fans with compelling high school sports content across multiple ESPN platforms.

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 year or shoe affiliation.  Launched and played in New York’s famed Rucker Park its first four years, the event moved to Los Angeles’ Venice Beach in 2010.  In the event’s first year in Venice, the Raymond Lewis Squad defeated the Marques Johnson Squad, 131-128, with the game coming down to the final possession. Teams, in the tradition of the event, are named after local playground legends. Lewis is considered one of the best talents never to play in the NBA, while Johnson participated in Los Angeles’ playground basketball scene during its formative years and went on to become a five-time NBA all-star.  Boost Mobile Elite 24 touts alumni including NBA players Kevin Love, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, John Wall and Kyrie Irving. The game has featured guest coaches that include current and former NBA stars Chauncey Billups, Kenny Anderson, Ben Gordon, Jason Kidd and Baron Davis.  The 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 Boost Mobile

Boost Mobile, one of Sprint’s prepaid brands and recently recognized by J.D. Power as Highest-Ranked Non-Contract Company in Overall Customer Satisfaction Performance, offers wireless phones and services with no long-term contracts. Boost Mobile redefines value for wireless consumers with its $50 Monthly Unlimited with Shrinkage no-contract service where the longer you stay the less you pay with on-time payments for unlimited voice, text messaging, Web, email, IM and calls to 411. Boost Mobile offers nationwide service on the Nationwide Sprint Network, reaching more than 278 million people, and on the Nextel National Network, reaching more than 278 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 available nationwide at nearly 20,000 major retail stores, including Best Buy, RadioShack, Target and Walmart, Sprint retail stores, independent wireless dealer locations, and on HSN, a leading TV home shopping network. Re-Boost® cards are 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, contact:

Colleen Lynch, ESPN, [email protected] or 860-766-4235

Danielle Alvarez Babbington, Boost Mobile, [email protected] or 949-748-3418

Tai Foster, Under Armour, [email protected] or 443-691-2633

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