The 2013 Under Armour Elite 24 will be held at the historic Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Friday and Saturday. The game airs live on ESPNU at 7 p.m. on Saturday, while the Slam Dunk Contest and Skills Competition will air tonight at 7 p.m. on ESPNU.
Two local New England prep school products -- Goodluck Okonoboh of Wilbraham & Monson, and Chris McCullough of Brewster Academy (N.H.) -- will be competing in the showcase event, which annually draws 24 of the top high school basketball prospects from around the country.
Below is some of the coverage of the two stars leading into tonight's festivities, from the staff at RecruitingNation, along with links:
Reggie Rankin: Top Elite 24 Position Matchups | LINK (Insider only)
Power forward matchup
This matchup is between two long, athletic, explosive quick-off-the-floor forwards. Who will miss the first block-out and give up a tip dunk and get the crowd fired up? Which one will display his much improved ball skills and shooting and get off to a quick start? Expect rim-level rebounds, blocked shots and poster-like, above-the-rim finishes early in this one.
Reggie Rankin: Elite 24 Player Breakdowns | LINK (Insider only)
Bronx, N.Y./Brewster Academy
McCullough is a extra-long athletic forward that excels on the break and finishes above the rim on all clear paths. He rebounds and blocks shots to go along with being a capable multiple-position lockdown defender as well with great upside.
NBA Comparison: Taj Gibson
Woburn, Mass./Wilbraham & Monson
Okonoboh is a strong and physical forward that is finishes above the rim with extreme power and volleyball spike-like shots. He is a top-notch finisher, shot blocker, rebounder and rim protector with great upside.
NBA Comparisons: Serge Ibaka/Derrick Favors