News-Sports.net - Jul 31,2012 - The first 12 players selected to participate in the Under Armour Elite 24, an elite high school basketball event featuring both competition and a slam dunk contest, includes the No.2 player in the ESPN 100 Julius Randle and the No. 1 player in the ESPN 60 Andrew Wiggins.
Randle will be returning to the event at the Venice Beach outdoor courts for the second consecutive year, however this will be Wiggins’ first Elite 24. The Under Armour Slam Dunk Contest will air on ESPNU Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. ET and continue with the nation’s best tipping-off on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m.
Featuring 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the nation, participants are selected by ESPN basketball experts based on performance during AAU tournaments and national summer camps.
Under Armour Elite 24 – 2012 Roster (Part 1):
Name AAU Team (Hometown) Rank (ESPN 100)* College
Nate Britt II D.C. Assault (Washington, D.C.) No. 22 North Carolina
Aquille Carr B’more Finest (Baltimore, Md.) No. 78 Seton Hall
Isaac Hamilton Dream Vision (Bellfower, Calif.) No. 14 Undecided
Aaron Harrison Houston Defenders (Ford Bend, Texas) No.8 Undecided
Andrew Harrison Houston Defenders (Fort Bend, Texas) No. 3 Undecided
Kuran Iverson New York Lightning (Windsor, Conn.) No. 80 Undecided
Rondae Jefferson Team Final (Chester, Pa.) No. 23 Undecided
Jermaine Lawrence New York City Rens (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) No. 25 Undecided
Marcus Lee California Supreme (Antioch, Calif.) No. 27 Undecided
Julius Randle Team Texas Titans (Plano, Texas) No. 2 Undecided
Wayne Selden BABC (Tilton, N.H.) No. 20 Undecided
Andrew Wiggins CIA Bounce (Ontario, Canada) No. 1 (ESPN 60) Undecided
*Unless otherwise denoted
Thirty-four past participants went on to become No.1 NBA Draft picks including 2011 Cleveland Cavaliers’ pick Kyrie Irving (2009 event alum), and 2010 Washington Wizards’ pick John Wall (2008 event alum). Irving and event alum Tyreke Evans of the Sacramento Kings were also named NBA Rookie of the Year in 2012 and 2010, respectively.
Under Armour is the sponsor for the 2012 event, the title sponsor of the slam dunk contest and the official apparel sponsor. Wilson is the official ball sponsor and Gatorade is this year’s official hydration sponsor.
The final 12 high school players will be announced at a later date.