Location: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Since its founding, 40 players from the game went on to be selected in the first round of the NBA Draft, 24 were selected in the Lottery, and three went on to be drafted number one overall. The game annually features some of the most promising young basketball players in the world.
“For the past nine years the Elite 24 has been a platform created to celebrate the heart and soul of the game. Being played outdoors keeps the game authentic to anyone who wants to get better,” said Kris Stone, Elite 24 Founder and Director of Basketball Sports Marketing, Under Armour. “This game brings together the world’s best high school basketball players, regardless of grade, battling it out for bragging rights.”
The Elite 24 has been played on outdoor courts beginning with the inaugural game in 2006 at Rucker Park in Harlem, New York. The outdoor court embodies a unique and exciting dynamic between the players and fans, creating an electric, once-in-a-lifetime basketball experience.