The prestigious Elite 24 festivities, which congregates some of the top 24 HS hoopers in the nation for an annual outdoor all-star game, will be returning to Brooklyn for a fourth consecutive year (third straight year at Pier 2) on August 20. See below for the official announcement from UA:
Under Armour today announces the return of the annual Elite 24 basketball showcase to the Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 2 on the East River on Sat., Aug. 20. Twenty-four of the nation’s best high school basketball players will demonstrate their skills on Elite 24’s iconic outdoor basketball court overlooking the majestic lower Manhattan skyline. Now entering its 11th year, the future superstars of tomorrow will battle it out and cement their names under the bright lights of New York City.
The three-day basketball event will feature multiple activations and games on the Elite 24 hardwood, featuring top basketball players at various stages in their development:
5:30 pm EST – Under Armour and the NBA team up for a Jr. NBA clinic
7:30 pm EST – Annual slam dunk and three-point contests presented by POWERADE®
Sat., Aug. 20
5:15 pm EST – Third annual UA NEXT game featuring the game’s top rising freshmen from around the country
The festivities culminate on Saturday night with the 11th annual Elite 24 game, presented by Foot Locker. Airing live nationally on ESPNU at 7:30pm EST, the Elite 24 game highlights the immense skill and potential of some of the best basketball players in the country. The basketball event offers the players a national platform to set the stage for the next step in their careers, all amongst the backdrop of the rich-history of amateur basketball in Brooklyn and New York City as a whole.
“We are excited to once again bring together the nation’s 24 best high basketball players, while also introducing future talent of the game through our partnership with the Jr. NBA,” said Kris Stone, Sr. Director of Global Sports Marketing Basketball at Under Armour. “The Elite 24 platform has always represented what’s next: the next generation gatekeepers of the game, showcasing their skills and love for competition at the highest level, against the best of the best.”
Attendance for the Under Armour Basketball Elite 24 game is free and on a first come basis. For more information about Elite 24, follow @UABasketball and stay tuned for upcoming roster announcements and information about the event.