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Posted by Gracie Blackburn on August 9, 2012

Final 12 Players Selected for 2012 Under Armour Elite 24 on ESPNU

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Top 24 High School Boys’ Basketball Compete in Slam Dunk and Game on ESPNU Aug. 24 and 25

The final 12 players selected to participate in the Under Armour Elite 24 event at Venice Beach, Calif. includes two Kansas commits and nine undecided high school boys’ basketball players. The 2012 roster is highlighted by five of the top 10 players in the ESPN 100 and three of the top six players in the ESPN 60.

Featuring 24 of the nation’s top high school basketball players, 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 outdoor courts in Los Angeles Aug. 24-25. The game airs live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET Saturday, Aug. 25, while the Under Armour Slam Dunk Contest will air Friday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.

Aaron Gordon, ranked No. 6 in the ESPNU 100, leads the class of 2013 contingent. Also included is Jabari Bird, ranked No. 20 in the ESPN 100 and Gordon¹s teammate on the Oakland Soldiers AAU club. The duo led the Oakland Soldiers to the Nike Peach Jam title last month. Tyus Jones, the ESPN 60¹s No. 2 ranked player, leads the class of 2014 contingent.

Five Under Armour Elite 24 players selected to date have committed to colleges – Nate Britt II to North Carolina, Aquille Carr to Seton Hall, Nigel Williams-Goss to Washington and Conner Frankamp and Brannen Greene to Kansas.

Final 12 players for the 2012 roster:

Name AAU Team (Hometown) Rank (ESPN 100)* College
Jabari Bird Oakland Soldiers (Richmond, Calif.) No. 20 Undecided
Tyler Ennis CIA Bounce (Newark, N.J.) No. 41 Undecided  
Keith Fraizer DJH5 (Dallas, Texas) No. 19 Undecided
Conner Frankamp KC Run GMC (Wichita, Kan.) No. 36 Kansas
Aaron Gordon Oakland Soldiers (San Jose, Calif.) No. 6 Undecided
Brannen Greene Atlanta Celtics (Monroe, Ga.) No. 40 Kansas
Tyus Jones Howard Pulley (Apple Valley, Minn.) No. 2 (ESPN 60) Undecided
Emmanuel Mudiay Texas Select (Arlington, Texas) No. 6 (ESPN 60) Undecided
Austin Nichols M33M (Eads, Tenn.) No. 10 Undecided
Sindarius Thornwell Team United (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) No. 43 Undecided
Nigel Williams-Goss California Supreme (Henderson, Nev.) No. 47 Washington
Justise Winslow Houston Hoops (Houston, Texas) No. 11 (ESPN 60) Undecided

*Unless otherwise denoted

 

Previously announced 12:

Name AAU Team (Hometown) Rank (ESPN 100)* College
Nate Britt II D.C. Assault (Washington, D.C.) No. 49 North Carolina
Aquille Carr B’more Finest (Baltimore, Md.) No. 95 Seton Hall
Isaac Hamilton Dream Vision (Bellfower, Calif.) No. 22 Undecided
Aaron Harrison Houston Defenders (Ford Bend, Texas) No.4 Undecided
Andrew Harrison Houston Defenders (Fort Bend, Texas) No. 2 Undecided
Kuran Iverson New York Lightning (Windsor, Conn.) No. 26 Undecided
Rondae Jefferson Team Final (Chester, Pa.) No. 14 Undecided
Jermaine Lawrence New York City Rens (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) No. 16 Undecided
Marcus Lee California Supreme (Antioch, Calif.) No. 27 Undecided
Julius Randle Team Texas Titans (Plano, Texas) No. 3 Undecided
Wayne Selden BABC (Tilton, N.H.) No. 13 Undecided
Andrew Wiggins CIA Bounce (Ontario, Canada) No. 1 (ESPN 60) Undecided

*Unless otherwise denoted; rankings as of August 8, 2012

The roster of teams and dunk contest participants will be announced prior to the event.

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For media credentials:gracie.blackburn@espn.com

ESPNU

The 24-hour college sports television network airs more than 650 live events annually and offers over 600 original studio shows. ESPNU has seen a steady increase since its inception on March 4, 2005 and is now in over 73 million households. The brand is also available in high definition on ESPNUHD, now in over 20 million homes. The network has long-term carriage agreements with all 10 of the top multichannel TV providers – Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV (Channel 208), DISH Network (Channel 141), Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS TV and AT&T U-verse.

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