Elite 24 in Venice Beach this Summer

ESPN RISE announced on April 3, 2010 during the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational that it will host the fifth annual Elite 24 Hoops Classic event at Los Angeles’ Venice Beach August 2010: the event is the nation’s premier elite high school boys’ basketball event for underclassmen. The 2010 event will be held on, Saturday, August 28. The Venice Beach’s basketball courts are the country’s west-coast street ball mecca.

“Since the launch of the Boost Mobile Elite 24 the event has had a great relationship with Rucker Park and we thank them for hosting this event for its first four years,” said James Brown, senior vice president, ESPN RISE. “Moving the Boost Mobile Elite 24 to Venice Beach is a great opportunity to broaden its exposure nationwide. We looked for a venue that kept with the premise of the game being played on an outdoor court, and there was no better venue to go to next than the Venice Beach courts. We will continue to look for other outdoor courts across the country to add to the experience of this great Rucker Park-launched event.”

The Elite 24 Hoops Classic basketball game was launched summer 2006 at Harlem’s famed Rucker Park. The event was held at Rucker Park for its first four years.

Roster 2010

Austin Rivers Winter Park (Winter Park, Fla.)
C.J. Leslie Word of God (Raleigh, N.C.)

Cory Joseph** Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
DaJuan Coleman** Jamesville-DeWitt (DeWitt, N.Y.)
Dion Waiters** Life Center (Burlington, N.J.)
Doron Lamb** Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Harrison Barnes Ames (Ames, Iowa)
Jared Sullinger Northland (Columbus, Ohio)
Joe Jackson** White Station (Memphis, Tenn.)
Josh Selby** Lake Clifton (Baltimore, Md.)
Josh Smith Kentwood (Covington, Wash.)
Kendall Marshall Bishop O’Connell (Arlington, Va.)
Kyrie Irving** St. Patrick (Elizabeth, N.J.)
Myck Kabongo** St. Benedict’s (Newark, N.J.)
Perry Ellis** Wichita Heights (Wichita, Kan.)
Phil Pressey** Episcopal School (Dallas, Texas)
Rakeem Christmas Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, Pa.)
Roscoe Smith Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Terrence Jones** Jefferson (Portland, Ore.)
Terrence Ross** Montrose Christian (Rockville, Md.)
Tobias Harris Half Hollow Hills West (Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Tony Wroten Jr. Garfield (Seattle, Wash.)
Tristan Thompson Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
Will Barton Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, N.H.)