Ninth annual Elite 24 participants announced
While the summer, from a basketball standpoint, is winding down there are still some top-level events on the calendar. One of those games it the 9th Annual Elite 24, which will be played at Pier 2 of the Brooklyn Bridge Park for the second consecutive year. Friday morning Under Armour issued a release of all 24* players selected to play in the game, which will be held on August 23.
Players were also revealed via the company’s official Twitter account, and while those names are known an announcement on which team they’ll play for will come at a later date. Below are the players and their respective hometowns, separated by high school class. 2015 guard Isaiah Briscoe and 2016 guard Derryck Thornton were picked to play, but due to injuries they are unable to play in the game.
Class of 2015
G Antonio Blakeney (Sarasota, Florida) G/F Jaylen Brown (Marietta, Georgia) C Thomas Bryant (Rochester, New York) G Bryant Crawford (Washington, D.C.) F Cheick Diallo (Centereach, New York) G Jawun Evans (Dallas, Texas) F Brandon Ingram (Kinston, North Carolina) F/C Chase Jeter (Las Vegas, Nevada/Duke commit) F Derrick Jones (Radnor, Pennsylvania) G Donovan Mitchell (Westchester, New York/Louisville commit) G Malik Newman (Callaway, Mississippi) C Ivan Rabb (Oakland, California) C Stephen Zimmerman (Las Vegas, Nevada)
Class of 2016
G Tyus Battle (Gladstone, New Jersey) G Terrance Ferguson (Dallas, Texas) F Harry Giles (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) G Mustapha Heron (Waterbury, Connecticut/Pittsburgh commit) G Josh Jackson (Detroit, Michigan) F Thon Maker (Martinsville, Virginia) G Malik Monk (Bentonville, Arkansas) G Dennis Smith Jr. (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Class of 2017
G Troy Brown Jr. (Las Vegas, Nevada) G Jalek Felton (Mullins, South Carolina)