Under Armour finalizes, releases Elite 24 roster for New York City

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By Robert Alfonso Jr.

A week from its signature event to end the summer basketball season, Under Armour released the rosters for the Elite 24 game next weekend.

UA invited 24 of the Top 100 high school prospects from the 2016 and 2017 classes. The game will be hosted in Brooklyn fat Pier 2 or the third consecutive season after starting in California.

ESPN will televise the event on August 22 at 7 pm.

While the rosters are chalk full of highly touted players, here are some names you way want to continue to remember. Josh Jackson is coming back to New York after dropping 50 points in the Big Strick Classic. Thon Maker a prospect everyone needs to go see while ticket prices are still reasonable. Kobi Simmons is going to shine bright under the big city lights. New Yorker’s Rawle Alkins and Shamorie Ponds will be carry the Big Apple’s flag playing in their home borough with the city skyline in the bag drop.

Here is the rest of the rosters that will be coached by Team Charlotte’s Jeff McInnis (Team EZ Pass) and KC Run GMC’s (Kansas) L.J. Gooslby (Team Doo Be Doo).’

EZ PASS
NO NAME HT CLASS HS HOMETOWN
0 DeAndre Ayton 6’10 2017 Balboa City Bahamas
1 Justin Jackson 6’7 2016 Findlay Prep Toronto (CAN)
2 Troy Brown 6’5 2017 Centennial Las Vegas (NV)
3 Frank Jackson 6’4 2016 Lone Peak Highland (UT)
4 Hamidou Diallo 6’4 2017 Putnam Queens (NY)
5 Terrance Ferguson 6’6 2016 Prime U Dallas (TX)
10 Trevon Duval 6’3 2017 St. Benedict’s Newark (DE)
11 Josh Jackson 6’7 2016 Prolific Prep Detroit (MI)
21 Thon Maker 7’0 2016 Orangeville Prep Australia
22 TJ Leaf 6’9 2016 Foothills El Cajon (CA)
23 Seventh Woods 6’2 2016 Hammond Columbia (SC)
24 Dewan Huell 6’10 2016 Norland Miami (FL)
COACHES: Jeff McInnis, Keith Gatlin, Kenny Pretlow, Emmanuel Mudiay
DOO BE DOO
00 Udoka Azubuike 6’11 2016 Potter’s House Christian Lagos (Nigeria)
1 Mario Kegler 6’7 2016 Oak Hill Academy Jackson (MS)
2 Kobi Simmons 6’5 2016 St. Francis Alpharetta (GA)
3 Rawle Alkins 6’5 2016 Christ the King Brooklyn (NY)
4 Shamorie Ponds 6’0 2016 Thomas Jefferson Brooklyn (NY)
5 Jalek Felton 6’3 2017 Mullins Mullins (SC)
11 Markelle Fultz 6’4 2016 DeMatha Catholic Upper Marlboro (MD)
21 Billy Preston 6’9 2016 Prime U Dallas (TX)
22 Wenyen Gabriel 6’9 2016 Wilbraham & Monson Manchester (NH)
23 MJ Walker 6’5 2017 Jonesboro Jonesboro (GA)
24 Bam Adebayo 6’8 2016 Northside Washington (NC)
32 Jarrett Allen 6’9 2016 Stephen’s Episcopal Austin (TX)
COACHES: LJ Goolsby, TJ Ford, Bud Pollard, Brandon Jennings