Via ESPN RISE:
The first 12 players selected to participate in the seventh annual Under Armour Elite 24 event have been announced.
Featuring 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the nation, the Under Armour Elite 24 participants are selected based on their performance during AAU tournaments and national summer camps by ESPN high school basketball experts.
The 2012 Under Armour Elite 24 will be held at the Venice Beach Courts in Los Angeles August 24-25. The game airs live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET August 25, while the slam dunk contest will air August 24 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
Forward and 2011 event alum Julius Randle, ranked No. 2 in the ESPN 100, headlines the list along with first-time participant Andrew Wiggins, ranked No. 1 in the ESPN 60. Randle, of Prestonwood Christian Academy (Plano, TX) and the Team Texas Titans AAU program, is a top ’12-13 National Player of the Year candidate. Wiggins, who played at Huntington Prep (Huntington, WV) last season and recently led CIA Bounce to the Nike Peach Jam finals, is a native of Canada.
Other event veterans include Nate Britt II, who participates in AAU ball with the DC Assault and will spend his senior season at Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA); twin brothers Andrew and Aaron Harrison of Travis (Richmond, TX) and the Houston Defenders AAU club; and Aquille Carr, who preps at Patterson (Baltimore, MD) and was a standout this summer for B’more Finest.
Britt had 6 points and 2 steals for the victorious Marques Johnson club last year. The Harrison twins combined for 22 points and 8 assists for Marques Johnson, while Carr was co-MVP for the Raymond Lewis club with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and an event-record 4 steals.
The second dozen players, roster of teams and dunk contest participants will be announced in early August.
|Nate Britt II||DC Assault (Washington, DC)||North Carolina|
|Aquille Carr||Bmore’s Finest (Baltimore, MD)||Seton Hall|
|Isaac Hamilton||Dream Vision (Bellflower, CA)||Undecided|
|Aaron Harrison||Houston Defenders (Richmond, TX)||Undecided|
|Andrew Harrison||Houston Defenders (Richmond, TX)||Undecided|
|Kuran Iverson||New York Lightning (Windsor, CT)||Undecided|
|Rondae Jefferson||Team Final (Chester, PA)||Undecided|
|Jermaine Lawrence||NYC Rens (Springfield Gardens, NY)||Undecided|
|Marcus Lee||California Supreme (Antioch, CA)||Undecided|
|Julius Randle||Team Texas Titans (Plano, TX)||Undecided|
|Wayne Selden||BABC (Tilton, NH)||Undecided|
|Andrew Wiggins||CIA Bounce (Toronto, Canada)||Undecided|