ESPNU to Televise 10th Annual Under Armour Elite 24

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ESPNU to Televise 10th Annual Under Armour Elite 24

  • More than 20 Elite College Basketball Recruits, Including 16 Seniors, No. 1 Junior and a Top International Recruit
  • Two-Night, Outdoor Event Features Slam Dunk Competition and Showcase Game from New York City

ESPNU will televise the 10th annual Under Armour Elite 24 featuring more than 20 elite college basketball recruits on Friday, August 21, and Saturday, August 22, from Pier 2 in Brooklyn with New York City’s iconic skyline as the backdrop.  The two-night, outdoor event begins with the slam dunk contest (Friday at 7 p.m. ET) and concludes with the showcase game (Saturday at 7 p.m.).  This year’s summer showcase is comprised of 16 recruits ranked in the ESPN 100 (Class of 2016), seven in the ESPN 60 (Class of 2017) and Thon Maker, one of the top international recruits from Canada. Only three of the participating players have committed to a college. Mike Couzens with call the action alongside ESPN recruiting analyst Paul Biancardi and college basketball analyst Jay Williams.

ESPN 100 (Class of 2016)

Elite 24 will feature four of the top 10 players in the ESPN 100 and nine in the top 20:  No. 3 Josh Jackson (SF), No. 6 Kobi Simmons (PG), No. 8 Edrice Adebayo (PF), No. 9 T.J. Leaf (PF), No. 14 Terrance Ferguson (SG), No. 17 Jarrett Allen (C), No. 18 Dewan Huell (PF), No. 19 Udoka Azubuike (C) and No. 20 Frank Jackson (SG).  Additionally, Class of 2016’s former No. 1 ranked player, Thon Maker, is also playing. Ferguson has committed to Alabama; however, the remaining top 20 recruits and Maker remain uncommitted.

ESPN 60 (Class of 2017)

Class of 2017’s No. 1 ranked player, Deandre Ayton, will play in the Elite 24, one of seven players ranked in the ESPN 60: No. 6 Troy Brown, Jr. (PG), No. 9 Jalek Felton (SG), No. 13 Trevon Duval (PG), No. 20 Billy Preston, No. 29 M.J. Walker and No. 30 Hamidou Diallo (SG). Felton has committed to North Carolina; the rest remain uncommitted.

A full roster of participants is listed below.

Elite 24 Alumni

Numerous NBA players have played in the event’s first nine years, including 84 current players. Furthermore, 55 alumni have been first round picks, including three former first round picks:  Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving, Washington’s John Wall and Minnesota’s Anthony Bennett.

Fans can participate via twitter by following @ESPNU and @UABasketball throughout the week and tagging the tweets with #E24X to help commemorate the 10th anniversary. Additionally, the event is free and open to the public.

Under Armour Elite 24 Participants
Team: EZ Pass  

ESPN 100/60 Rank Player Hometown
No. 1* DeAndre Ayton San Diego, Calif.
No. 3 Josh Jackson Southfield, Mich.
No. 6* Troy Brown, Jr. Las Vegas, Nev.
No. 9 T.J. Leaf El Cajon, Calif.
No. 13* Trevon Duval Wilmington, Del.
No. 14 Terrance Ferguson** Dallas, Texas
No. 18 Dewan Huell Miami, Fla.
No. 20 Frank Jackson Alpine, Utah
No. 29 Justin Jackson*** Canada^
No. 30* Hamidou Diallo Jonesboro, Ga.
No. 31 Seventh Woods Columbia, S.C.
Thon Maker^^ Canada

*ESPN 60 (Class of 2017)
**Has committed to Alabama
*** Has committed to UNLV
^Plays high school in the USA, making him eligible to be ranked

^^International designation makes him ineligible for ESPN 100 rank

Team: Doo Be Doo

ESPN 100/60 Rank Player Hometown
No. 6 Kobi Simmons Alpharetta, Ga.
No. 8 Edrice Adebayo Pinetown, N.C.
No. 9* Jalek Felton**** Mullins, S.C.
No. 17 Jarrett Allen Austin, Texas
No. 19 Udoka Azubuike Jacksonville, Fla.
No. 20* Billy Preston Dallas, Tex.
No. 21 Markelle Fultz Upper Marlboro, Md.
No. 22 Rawle Alkins Brooklyn, N.Y.
No. 29* M.J. Walker Jonesboro, Ga.
No. 35 Mario Kegler Jackson, Miss.
No. 66 Shamorie Ponds Brooklyn, N.Y.
No. 83 Wenyen Gabriel Manchester, N.H.

**** Has committed to North Carolina
*ESPN 60 (Class of 2017)

Please note: Location and television coverage could change due to weather

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Derek Volner

I work in college sports, which includes football and basketball, with an emphasis on Olympic Sports. Additionally, I handle ESPN’s coverage of high school athletics and recruiting.
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